The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Dorsey College can help you pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. This ADN nursing program has been designed with you in mind.  Classroom instruction is combined with hands-on clinical practice to provide students with the education required to become a registered nurse.

The program at Dorsey College emphasizes critical thinking throughout to prepare students for their career. Graduates from a registered nurse program may go on to sit for the NCLEX-RN®. Those who successfully pass the exam can then become licensed as a Registered Nurse. In Michigan, licensure is required to pursue employment as a Registered Nurse. If you are ready to pursue a registered nurse program in Michigan, the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing at Dorsey College can help you pursue your goals of becoming an RN

Find A Campus Near You

For those looking for “registered nurse programs near me” Dorsey College offers the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the following campus location:

Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)

Dorsey College’s Approach to RN Training

You don’t want to trust your RN training to just anyone. At Dorsey College, classes in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program are designed with your success in mind! In addition to classroom instruction, students have the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned during clinical training. Exposure during the clinical component can provide you with excellent hands-on experience during your RN training.

Common Questions Future Dorsey College Nursing Students May Ask

What types of classes will I take as I pursue my associates in nursing?

At Dorsey College, students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program will take classes such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Nursing for Childbearing Families
  • Transition to RN Practice
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • …and more!

Will the Dorsey RN program allow me to pursue a career in Michigan?

Yes, Dorsey College has determined that its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district, or US territory in regards to nursing licensure requirements.

Can I become a RN in 2-years?

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Dorsey College is designed to be completed in 2 years. Once students complete the registered nurse education and training requirements, they can then pursue licensure with the State of Michigan. That means, you can complete your training in just two years, but you’ll need to complete the final steps to become licensed (pass the NCLEX, apply with the State), before you can begin working as a registered nurse.

Searching for the registered nurse program that’s right for you isn’t a decision you should take lightly. We invite you to contact us at Dorsey College to learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program and how we can help you reach your goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.

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What Can You Learn in a Registered Nurse Program?

When you enroll in a registered nurse program, you will be exposed to the knowledge and skills you need to become an RN. In addition, at Dorsey College, our program is designed to help students develop the critical thinking needed for success on the NCLEX-RN® exam and in their new career. Throughout their registered nurse program, students may be exposed to a variety of topics. During their training, students may take registered nurse classes that explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of nursing
  • Medical surgical nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics
  • Leadership

What Can the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program Prepare you for?

When you enroll in an associate degree in nursing program, you are making an investment in yourself and your future. As a result, you want to choose a program that is going to prepare you for success not only for licensure but also for your new career. When you choose the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Dorsey College, you can prepare for both. Our program has been carefully designed to help students not only prepare for the NCLEX-RN® exam, but also prepare for their new nursing career.

Prepare for the NCLEX-RN® Exam

Once you have completed the necessary registered nurse education and training requirements, you can apply to take the NCLEX-RN® exam. This exam is meant to assess the knowledge and critical thinking skills of aspiring RNs. In order to become licensed, a candidate must successfully pass the NCLEX and meet their state’s requirements for licensure. As a result, it is important to select a registered nurse program that is designed to prepare students for the NCLEX.

At Dorsey College, our program has been designed to emphasize critical thinking throughout. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in clinical settings. In addition, Dorsey College provides its students with opportunities to hone their knowledge and critical thinking skills during each class in the program. At the conclusion of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program, students will take part in an NCLEX review session as well.

Prepare for Success in Your Career as a Registered Nurse

Becoming an RN could lead to a fulfilling career. That’s because the work that an RN does on a daily basis has great meaning and is critical in order to keep our healthcare system running smoothly. If becoming an RN is your goal, you could be embarking upon a wonderful and fulfilling journey where the work you do every day positively impacts the lives of others. Dorsey College can help provide you with the training you need to begin your journey towards a rewarding new career as a registered nurse.

By becoming an RN, one can enjoy a career that is not only rewarding but also secure and stable. This is because of our aging population and the fact that older individuals typically have a greater need for medical care. In fact, according to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 6% from 2022 to 2032, which is faster than average for all occupations.1 In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, the employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7.9% from 2020 to 2030. 2

Registered Nurse Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about:

  • What do Registered Nurses Do?
  • Becoming an RN
  • The Dorsey College Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Dorsey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus (which serves as the main campus). Contact information for the Council on Occupational Education is as follows: 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org.

Candidate Status – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Effective December 14, 2022, Dorsey College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and Practical Nurse programs are a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This candidacy status expires on December 14, 2024.

NCLEX Pass Rates Chart

 

Dorsey College maintains the RN Program Completion Rate in compliance with ACEN requirements.

  • On-Time Completion means all students who complete 104 RN credits within the 2-year prescribed program length.
  • Ultimate Completion means all students who complete 104 RN credits within 36 months of starting the program.

RN Completion Chart

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Additional Information

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited December 21, 2023).

2. Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2020-2030) Michigan Statewide, Registered Nurses (SOC Code: 29-1141), https://milmi.org/ (visited January 9, 2024).