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Careers in Helping Others

Gain the education and training you need to play a critical role in providing treatment, support and education to both patients and their family members. You will learn legal and ethical aspects of the profession; use case studies to analyze and establish information related to patient care; work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, long-term care and community-based facilities; and use outcome measures to critically assess situations and develop treatment plans. As a student of the College’s Nursing program, you will enjoy many benefits, from an innovative curriculum to supportive faculty; state-of-the-art equipment; hands-on learning; supervised time in hospitals, geriatric settings and community-based agencies; and preparation to take the national exam for credentials accepted throughout the United States.

The Nursing curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org, and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Center of Excellence

Community College of Philadelphia's Nursing program is one of 15 in the country to be chosen as a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing. The program is recognized for “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education." This is the College's fourth consecutive designation as a Center of Excellence.

National League for Nursing CEO Beverly Malone, Ph.D., says that “Centers of Excellence raise the bar for all nursing programs by serving as role models of visionary leadership and inclusive excellence that nurture the next generation of nurses.” National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence are expected to exemplify the League’s core values: caring, integrity, diversity and excellence.


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Degree Options

Associate in Applied Science, and transfer to a four year-college

Career Options

  • Doctors' offices
  • Home health care services
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Employment services
  • Hospitals
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