This program leads to an Associate in Science degree and prepares students to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX.RN). Graduates, who pass the NCLEX.RN, can enter the healthcare workforce as confident, competent professional nurses. The RN is highly skilled and educated. The RN is prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and contributing member of a healthcare team. While at the bedside, the RN is accountable for decisions that impact the healthcare outcomes for the patient. The scope of a RN's practice is defined in individual state statutes.