About Monroe College
Monroe College was founded in 1933 with a single goal: To educate men and women for a successful future. Monroe is recognized as a leader in providing a focused, career-oriented, quality education that integrates classroom learning with real-world experience. Monroe offers a range of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Monroe is more than a college. It is a family, a future, a path to your career. Students, instructors, and staff work together to reach their goals and to have each other’s backs. Monroe works with you to jumpstart your career from day one. The practical skills you learn, your internships, the relationships you build with employers in your field — they’re all focused on your future. At Monroe, everyone’s got your back. You’ll be given the information and skills needed to empower you, solve problems and make decisions in the real world. You’ll be better positioned to compete in the marketplace and forge a path of your very own. Monroe’s faculty and staff are wholly committed to your success. They will be your mentors, your advocates, your champions, and your cheerleaders, from the day you apply until the day you graduate and beyond. Rest assured, you will never feel lost in the crowd at Monroe.
Monroe’s Progressive Nursing Option is a full time program. You must be prepared to attend college during the day for three full semesters each academic year, for three years. In the first year, you’ll earn a certificate in practical nursing and prepare to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam. In year two, you’ll earn an associate degree in nursing and qualify as an RN. Finally, you’ll graduate with a bachelor of science (BS) in nursing in year three. The nursing program at Monroe is a challenging mix of courses in anatomy, chemistry, pharmacology, and healthcare. You’ll take several liberal arts courses, too. Your professors will be with you every step of the way – their goal is to see you succeed!
You’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work with patients using scenarios and models in the Simulation Laboratory. You’ll also gain real life experiences in a variety of acute and chronic care settings in New York City.
If you’re a registered nurse in the bachelor’s degree program, you may choose to do your community learning in New York, Pennsylvania, or Haiti.
Your Future Career
Besides traditional nursing, jobs include:
- Nurse Manage – Supervise the nursing unit in a hospital or clinic; direct staff; oversee patient care.
- Health Educator – Educate people about the availability of healthcare services; teach behaviors that promote wellness.
- Case Manager – Advise patients, helping them find the services they need; create plans for treatment or recovery; coordinate with other health providers.
- Quality Coordinator – Coordinate specific review processes as part of a hospital or clinic’s continuous improvement process.
- Full Time
- ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores at the proficient level or higher
- Evidence of satisfactory grades (generally C+ or higher) in algebra, biology/living environment, and chemistry at the high school of college level
- College transcripts with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher for candidate who have previously earned college credits