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Registered Nurse (RN) Program


18 Month* Nursing Program, Classes Run Year Round – Attend in Bangor or Wilton!

The Nursing Associate’s Degree program prepares you to become a competent, compassionate, and well-respected Registered Nurse (RN). As an entry-level Associate’s Degree practitioner, you’ll be prepared to provide holistic nursing care to patients and their families in a variety of acute, long-term care, and community health settings. You’ll also develop the ability to communicate professionally with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team, using a variety of methods including informatics.

Take a Quick Tour of the Nursing Lab

Our lab is equipped with high fidelity simulators to help engage students and develop their nursing skills

The Nursing Associate’s Degree program is dedicated to fostering the clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and lifelong-learning skills, and compassionate understanding needed by practitioners in the nursing profession today. The nursing curriculum combines both nursing-specific and general education courses, so you’ll have a solid foundation of skills to draw upon for your career in nursing.

With a hands-on clinical placement in a real-life medical setting, you’ll learn first-hand how to collaborate as a responsible and accountable member of a healthcare team to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care – all within the legal and ethical boundaries of the nursing profession.

Next Start Date: Sep 3rdAssociate in Nursing Beal University - Bangor - Main School 99 Farm Road Bangor ME USA 04401 You want to make a difference in peoples' lives, throughout health, illness, and recovery. Register to take the entrance exam today! University

Bachelors in Nursing at Beal University – Learn More

The best way to see if Beal University is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on the Nursing Associate’s Degree program, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info or Book a Tour.

Learn the Principles of Nursing (RN)

Beal University provides you with excellence in both didactic and clinical teaching, partnering with community resources to ensure you get a current curriculum. Our Nursing Associate’s Degree program is ideal for students that are new to healthcare, transitioning their education from LPNs to RNs, or for foreign Doctors and Paramedics who wish to become Registered Nurses.

With flexible online and on-campus schedules, smaller class sizes, and accelerated programs, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation.

During the Nursing Associate’s Degree program, you’ll take courses such as:

  • Introduction to Foundational Nursing Concepts 1 & 2
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Concepts Across the Life Span 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • ADN Transition to Nursing Practice
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
  • Microbiology
  • General Education Courses

Is a Nursing Career Right for You? Take the Beal University "Nursing Education Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Nursing Education Readiness Score Now >>

Online Class Delivery

All programs at Beal University are offered with hybrid learning options! At Beal, you can take many classes online from the comfort of your home. Distance learning fits your life schedule, letting you complete your courses stress-free. The first 4-6 months of your program can be completed online, so there’s no need to put off your education. Hybrid and online learning options give you the peace of mind, flexibility, and support that you need to succeed!

Get Real-World Experience

On-the-job learning is an extremely valuable factor in nursing education, which is why Beal University gets you into real-life medical environments. As a nursing student, you’ll perform a clinical rotation (daytime, evening, and weekend) throughout the calendar year. This first-hand training is invaluable – it will truly prepare you to become a Nurse.

While many programs are offered in a part-time or blended format, the Nursing Associate’s Degree program is only offered with a full-time schedule (due to the rotating schedule of the clinical placement). You must commit to attending daytime lecture/lab classes as well as daytime, evening, and weekend clinical rotations throughout the calendar year.

Licensure Makes You Employable

If you complete (and graduate from) the Nursing Associate’s Degree program, that qualifies you to receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN). The ADN allows you to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), and apply for state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Maine. Once you become certified, you can pursue employment as a Registered Nurse in a variety of clinical settings.

Diverse Career Prospects

As a Nurse, you could work in many settings, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, dialysis centers, and nursing homes. You could also work outside of a clinical setting, such as in schools, or while traveling or volunteering abroad or serving in the military.

With a Nursing Associate’s Degree you could work as a:

  • Community Health Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse
  • Gerontology Nurse
  • Hospice Palliative Care Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Neonatology Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Orthopaedic Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • PeriAnesthesia Nurse
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
  • And more

Nursing Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles

As a Nurse, you’d be responsible for many aspects of patient care, performing tasks such as:

  • Assisting physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions
  • Administering medication and monitoring patient recovery and progress
  • Managing intravenous lines
  • Educating patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment
  • Performing patient diagnosis and case management
  • Maintaining health records
  • Communicating with doctors
  • Supervising and giving direction to nurse aides

Is a Rewarding Career in Nursing Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in Nursing, fill out the form on this page to receive more information. A friendly Beal University Career Advisor can answer career questions, guide you to our virtual tour, and get you helpful financial aid information. Get the answers you need to discover the perfect career path for you.

For immediate questions, call 207-307-3900

Beal University has determined through approval by the Maine Board of Nursing, its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.

The Beal University Associate Degree in Nursing Program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-2487. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

*Program length when completed in normal time. These classes run year-round (including through summer months).