A Growing Field
Registered Nurse is listed as the #1 fastest growing job field in South Carolina by the US Department of Labor, and it is followed closely by Practical Nursing, the #2 fastest growing career field in the state. But it is not just about what's hot in the next two or five years. Nursing is a lifetime, rewarding profession in a challenging field. You'll be trained to care for sick and disabled patients and to promote better health. You'll learn about everything from examining patients and treating their immediate needs to improving the health of people with long-term conditions.
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
RNs have an expanded set of duties and are more frequently employed in hospital settings. They are generally expected to do more critical thinking on the job, coordinate plans for patient care, instruct patients on how to manage illnesses after treatment, and oversee other workers such as LPNs, nursing aides, and home care aides. Registered Nurse is listed as the #1 fastest growing job field in South Carolina by the US Department of Labor. But it is not just about what's hot in the next two or five years. Nursing is a lifetime, rewarding profession in a challenging field. You'll be trained to care for sick and disabled patients and to promote better health. You'll learn about everything from examining patients and treating their immediate needs to improving the health of people with long-term conditions.
Practical Nursing students learn the basic skills they need to assist registered nurses and doctors. And jobs are plentiful. Practical Nursing is listed by the US Department of Labor as the #2 fastest growing career field in South Carolina. LPNs typically work under the supervision of an RN or another medical professional and provide basic medical and nursing care such as checking blood pressure and inserting catheters, ensure the comfort of patients by helping them bathe or dress, discuss health care with patients, and report status of patients to registered nurses and doctors.
LPN to ADN
RN to BSN
|Program of Study||Credential/Outcome||Eligible for Financial Aid||Course Scheduling||Location|
|American Heart Association Certifications||Noncredit, CEU/Recertification,Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Day||Pendleton|
|Community Paramedicine||Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Emergency Medical Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day,Evening||Easley|
|Expanded Duty Dental Assisting||Diploma||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|IV Therapy||Noncredit, Prof Dev||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day||Pendleton|
|Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Healthcare Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Varies||Pendleton|
|Personal Trainer||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Phlebotomy Technician||Noncredit, QuickJobs||Call 864-646-1700||Evening||Pendleton|
|Veterinary Technology||Associate Degree||Yes||Day,Evening||Pendleton|
Competitive Clinical Entry
Competitive clinical entry guidelines have been implemented for both Practical and Associate Degree Nursing students. Competitive clinical entry allows the most qualified students to enter the clinical portion of the program. Nursing students are strongly encouraged to have certified nursing assistant training prior to the competitive clinical entry application process.
To have eligibility, an Associate Degree Nursing student must:
To have eligibility, a Practical Nursing student must:
Applications must be submitted each term until clinical entry occurs. Application deadlines will be firm.
Through our CCE Division, we also offer a program to develop Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs). The Nurse Aide is the primary direct care giver in long-term care, home health, hospitals, and private duty services. The demand is great for this healthcare worker due to the aging population. This course is approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) and qualifies you to take the SC Nurse Aide Competency Exam, which is required to work in a variety of healthcare facilities and organizations. This exam is also nationally-recognized and will permit you to work in most states throughout the USA. This course is offered in two formats: hybrid and in a classroom setting. Both day and evening classes are offered in multiple locations (Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties). The clinical portion of the class will be in a Medicare/Medicaid certified Nursing home facility.
Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be able to sit for Nurse Aide Certification with NACES.
CALL 864-646-1700 FOR COURSE DETAILS AND PACKET.
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is approved by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina and accredited by the Accredtation Commission for Education in Nursings. Contact: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: 404-975-5000. Website: www.acenursing.org