The registered nurse is a licensed health care professional able to work in hospitals, clinics, acute care, physicians' offices, emergency centers, long-term care facilities, and home health care agencies. Registered nurses work with patients from birth through old age in a variety of health care settings, including medical/surgical, obstetrics, mental health, long-term care, and in the community. They design care plans, perform patient assessments, administer medications, give injections, serve as advocates for patients, and refer patients to the proper resources. Critical-thinking and decision-making ability, as well as a life-long commitment to learning, are important assets in this demanding but rewarding profession.

Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program receive an Associate in Arts Nursing DTA/MRP degree, and are qualified to take the National Council Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Clark College's Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education In Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

About the Program

For Financial Aid purposes, the Associate Degree in Nursing DTA/MRP is open enrollment which enables all students who wish to pursue this degree to complete the “Nursing Degree Requirements” (courses in the areas of English, Biological Sciences, Psychology, etc.). The “Nursing Degree Requirements” provide the foundation for the subsequent “Nursing Core” classes (classes with “NURS” prefix). Due to clinical space limitations, although the program of study for the nursing transfer degree is open enrollment, there is a competitive application process for students to be able to begin the “Nursing Core” classes. The instructions in the Nursing Program Guide explain the nursing transfer degree requirements and the competitive application process to be able to begin the Nursing Core classes.

The Nursing Program Guide is posted on the Nursing website at

Disability Statement for Health Occupations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student may need to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Support Services Office to support his/her accommodation requests. Documentation guidelines and procedures can be found at Clark's Disability Support Services. Once the student is qualified by DSS as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be evaluated according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the essential functions of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable.