Nursing Cooperative Program
Camden County College / Lourdes School of Nursing
Associate in Science / Diploma in Nursing
The cooperative nursing program is a unique approach to nursing education. The program is designed to continue the strong clinical component at the School of Nursing and to strengthen this experience with a strong academic background in the biological, physical, social sciences, and humanities at the College. The primary objective of the program is to prepare a beginning nurse generalist who functions in a variety of health care settings.
The registered nurse (RN) is a health care professional academically and clinically prepared to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Nurses assist people to reach their full potential for optimal health maintenance and wellness throughout the life span. Since they are concerned with all aspects of a person's well being, they are an integral part of health care in the community.
- To provide an associate in science degree and a diploma in nursing which will prepare students to work in a variety of healthcare settings.
- To develop competency in the art and science of nursing practice
- To develop the student's critical thinking skills necessary for any area of health care delivery
- To provide a foundation for further academic endeavors
- To demonstrate methods of effective therapeutic communication
- To foster an awareness of the importance of community service, groups, and organizations