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What is a Registered Nurse?

Registered Nurses perform patient assessments; develop, implement, and evaluate client-care plans; and provide supervision and guidance to LPNs and allied health care technicians. RNs promote health, prevent disease, and help clients cope with illness. They provide care, treatment, and health education to clients and the community. They advocate for clients, families, and communities.

Employment Opportunities
Hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient and clinic settings, and various community agencies employ successful graduates of the program. Salaries vary depending on setting and geographical area.

Median annual earnings of registered nurses were $64,690 in 2010. The middle 50 percent earned between $52,980 and $79,020. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,190, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $95,130.

Gogebic Community College offers a full time Associate Degree Nursing program. The program is two consecutive semesters which begins each August. All classes are held at the main campus in Ironwood. Clinical sites are located in Ironwood and the Copper Country.

Requirements for acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program:

  • Currently Licensed as a Practical Nurse
  • Application to the Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • Grade Point average of 3.0 or higher

Some applicants may need prerequisite courses that they did not complete during their LPN training. This will be evaluated by your advisor upon admission to the college prior to your acceptance into the program.

For more information contact Nicole Rowe,
Allied Health (Health Careers) Coordinator
Phone 1.800.682.5910 ext. 224


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