Triton's Nursing program provides students with a basic knowledge of nursing theory and practice, Humanities, and Social and Biological Sciences. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science degree and qualify to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for the registered nurse. Students may choose to sit for the NCLEX for the practical nurse after successful completion of the first two semesters of the program and NUR 190. Students are required to achieve a satisfactory score on a standardized comprehensive nursing exam prior to graduation with a Practical Nursing certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree. Students who are unsuccessful in completing either standardized comprehensive nursing exams may enroll in NUR 095 for Practical Nurse certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) completion. Candidates for the PN and RN-NCLEX are required by law to meet fingerprinting requirements, submit to a criminal background check and report conviction of any criminal offenses as part of the licensure application process. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300, Chicago, Ill. 60601, (312/814-4500). The Associate in Applied Science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326 (404-975-5000). Web site: www.acenursing.org. The Practical Nurse Certificate is a non-accredited certificate program.
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