Nursing has been described as being both an art and a science. Nursing requires knowledge in sciences such as anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and disease processes, nutrition, psychology, and growth and human development. Nursing is also an art because it requires you to be creative in finding solutions to issues you may encounter in the delivery and provision of care to your patients. Nursing requires you to be innovative, creative, collaborative with other team members and develop partnerships both inside and outside your environment. Nurses work independently as care givers, but they also collaborate with other disciplines as they move the patient across the continuum of health and illness.
Reasons to Study Nursing at Ranger College
- Personal and professional fulfilment in your role as a helping professional.
- The class sizes are small, and this allows for personal attention to your learning needs
- The program’s educational models align with the IOM’s recommendations for nursing education.
- Exposure to a variety of healthcare settings from acute care hospital, to long-term care, to out-patient settings and rural health.
The mission of the Nursing Program is to transform lives and give students the skills to be an agent of change in their communities.
To be the provider of choice for nursing education in the area.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program anticipates that the students should meet the following student learning outcomes:
- Ability to “think critically”
- Provide patient-centered care in a holistic approach
- Ability to utilize clinical judgment in decision making
- Ability to integrate technology in provision of care
- Ability to use evidence to support clinical care delivery
- Integrate a philosophy that acknowledges and respects the values of the patient in provision of care
- Be able to communicate effectively with members of the healthcare team.
Meet our Faculty
Visit our Nursing Faculty page to meet your instructors.
Ranger College offers Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) Programs.
Ranger College offers a one-year VN Program . Upon satisfactory completion of the program and passing NCLEX exam, students are eligible to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. The program is available at the college’s Brown County and Erath County Centers. The program begins each August.
Ranger offers a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Bridge Program. The program combines the first two semesters of the traditional RN Program into one semester and then allows the students to join their ADN colleagues in the third semester and complete the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the program and passing NCLEX exam, students are eligible to work as nurses in hospitals. The RN Program is available in Brown County only. It is a 4-semester program with 9 semester credit hours of nursing courses each semester.
Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)
Ranger College offers a two-year RN Program. Upon satisfactory completion of the program and passing NCLEX exam, students are eligible to work as nurses in hospitals. The RN Program is available in Brown County only. It is a 4-semester program with 9 semester credit hours of nursing courses each semester.
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Nursing Programs Close to Home
Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)
Vocational Nursing (LVN)
Dr. Sandra Lee
Dean of Allied Health
Stacey Baker-Wall, BSN, RN
Vocational Nursing Program Coordinator