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The application deadline is March 11 for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Day Program (RN) at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.

This two-year Nursing program prepares students to apply for licensure by examination to become a registered nurse. Three Rivers Nursing graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a rewarding career that impacts the health and well-being of both patients and our community.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for registered nurses is excellent now and into the future. The compensation, benefits, diverse opportunities for continuing education, and professional growth make nursing a most attractive career, said Dr. Sherry Phelan, Dean of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer at Three Rivers College. The occupational outlook for registered nurses can be found here:

All Three Rivers nursing programs offer challenging course work, close interaction with faculty, and diverse clinical experiences. The programs have proven pass rates for licensure exams and high job placement rates. These rates can be found on the Nursing Program application.

“Our RN program gives students a path to a rewarding career with great income potential, and we want to give every opportunity for students wanting to join the programs to apply,” Phelan said.

Students must complete an application and meet certain criteria to be admitted into Three Rivers’ nursing programs.

Phelan advises that all admissions materials, including official copies of transcripts from high school and other colleges, must be received by the March 11 deadline. Application forms for the Nursing programs can be found online at Prospective students must also complete a free Three Rivers application.

For more information, contact Dr. Sherry Phelan at 573-840-9688.

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