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Welcome to the Northern Marianas College Nursing Department!

The Nursing Department offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. When new students apply to pursue the ASN degree upon entering the Northern Marianas College (NMC), they are preliminarily placed under the Pre-Nursing degree to identify students who are currently working on completing the General Education and Core Course Requirements as stated on the ASN Individualized Degree Plan (IDP). Once they have completed the prerequisites, they will apply to enter the Nursing Program, which is a duration of two years (four semesters) before graduating with the ASN degree.

Nursing Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose

The purpose of the Nursing Department is to advocate for locally educated and licensed nurses to work in the various health care provider agencies in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as well as in the Pacific region by providing career guidance, education and the nursing knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination and become Registered Nurses in support of the Northern Marianas College mission.

Why Should You Become a Nurse?

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consider pursuing a career in Nursing:

  1. Nurses make a real difference, saving lives every day.
  2. Nursing is a well-respected field.
  3. With many different career paths to being a Nurse, you can choose your own specialty and do what you love!
  4. Nurses gain a competitive salary.
  5. Nurses never stop learning; every new challenge translates to a new learning experience—about people, cultures, diseases, and treatments in their everyday work.
  6. Nursing work schedules are positively flexible.
  7. There are many financial aid opportunities for nursing students!
  8. Nurses can enter the workforce relatively quickly.
  9. The nursing profession boasts a high level of job satisfaction.
  10. Nurses CARE.

Career Pathways

The career pathway is included in the Associate of Science in Nursing degree Individualized Degree Plan (IDP). Listed below are among the many careers every nursing student can pursue:

  • Informatics Nurse
  • Child Health Nurse
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Military Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Administrative Nurse
  • Women’s Health Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Flight Nurse

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