Health Science

NursingNursing - Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degree prepares students for the challenges of modern healthcare. The classroom instruction that is provided in nursing concepts, coupled with laboratory practice and clinical experience at area healthcare providers, ensures that students are well-qualified to enter the field. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN). Upon satisfactory completion of the examination and licensure by a State Board of Nursing, graduates are titled Registered Nurse (RN) and are ready to respond to the changing healthcare demands in a variety of settings.

HGTC's Nursing program is accredited. For more information on HGTC's accreditations, click here.

Credit Requirements: 68 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

A well-qualified nursing staff is essential for high-quality healthcare. This ongoing need presents graduates of HGTC's Nursing program with a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent earning potential. Hospital nursing is just one of the many areas where nurses practice. Examples of other practice settings include:
  • Home care
  • Private practice
  • Public health
  • Extended-care centers
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Military service
  • Corporations
  • Health-related industries
  • Hospices
  • Occupational settings
  • Health and wellness centers

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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