Student Success Stories
"I developed great self-esteem working with the staff and instructors of North-West College. They helped me so much I was able to move back to my home state and was employed by the first employer I submitted my application with. Thank you so much for the learning experience that I received from your school!"Diantha Polley, Medical Assistant
"I came to North West College Riverside campus not knowing what I wanted to do in life. I learned to have compassion and understand the patients. I have a job now as a medical assistant and all I could say is I'm very grateful that I attended this college."Elizabeth V. Ruiz, Medical Assistant
"Thanks to North-West College, I’ve had the opportunity to acquire skills that I needed to be successful! Thanks North-West!"Gabrielle Maria Romero
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Associate of Arts in Nursing Careers
Registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation. They work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in schools or outpatient clinics, or serve in the military. Home health and public health nurses travel to patients’ homes, schools, community centers, and other sites.
Nurses generally work in well-lit, comfortable health care facilities. They need physical strength and stamina to lift or move patients and must be able to cope with human suffering and frequent emergencies. Registered Nurses may spend considerable time walking and standing.
The Associate of Art in Nursing Program at Glendale Career College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a variety of different medical and health care facilities, including:
- Hospitals and HMOs
- Nursing and residential care facilities
- Medical clinics
- Physicians’ offices
- Residential care facilities
- Outpatient clinics
- Government health organizations
- Correctional facilities
- Home healthcare services
- Military services
Quick Facts about Registered Nurses*
- Employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 16 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- Many procedures that once could be done only in hospitals are now being done outside of hospitals, creating a greater demand for Registered Nurses in other settings, such as outpatient care centers.
- Nurses generally work in well-lit, comfortable health care facilities. They need physical strength and stamina to lift or move patients and must be able to cope with human suffering and frequent emergencies. Registered Nurses may spend considerable time walking and standing.
- Nurses are trained to operate a variety of specialized medical tools and equipment, including hypodermic needles, forceps, hemostats, catheters, and medical monitoring machinery such as acute care fetal, maternal, and cardiac output monitors.
- Because patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities need round-the-clock care, nurses in these settings usually work in shifts, covering all 24 hours. They may work nights, weekends, and holidays. They also may be on call.
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