Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations. — American Nurses Association.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College offers three options for students interested in pursuing a nursing career.
The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program provides the students with academic, labs and clinical opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and core qualities to become a registered nurse.
The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide learning opportunities in various settings where students work closely with physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in the delivery of delegated medical care and skills
Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.