Nurse pushing patient in a wheelchair

AIAM takes a holistic approach in teaching students nursing skills. This means while you will learn the skills you need to become an RN, you will also learn ethics and the importance of a patient’s emotional care. AIAM nursing students receive both classroom education and experience at Central Ohio Clinical sites working alongside medial professionals.

About the Registered Nurse Degree Program:

  • 1226 total program hours
  • 15 months, five 12-week quarters
  • Can only place into this program if you are already a Licensed Practical Nurse or a graduate from a practical nursing program (entrance test required if not yet licensed)
  • Once completed: You will receive your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam to practice as an RN

School of Nursing – American Institute of Alternative Medicine

Registered Nurse Degree Program

AIAM’s holistic teaching approach helps registered nurses not only build their skills but also their ability to connect and interact with patients. Our exceptional Registered Nurse Degree Program emphasizes small classroom sizes, one-on-one time with professors, and a focus on holistic treatment and psychomotor skills of patients.

The Rewards of a Career as a Registered Nurse

The salary and need for a certain job field is not quite as important if there aren’t benefits, rewards, and enjoyment in the job. When it comes to nursing there are plenty of reasons why this is a career that you will not only enjoy but incredibly rewarding as well.

  • Flexible Schedule: Nursing offers flexible working through the shift work patterns. There are opportunities to work part-time so you can fit your family around your career. If you work independently, you can choose the hours you work. Sometimes, you’ll work during the holidays, but you can also schedule quieter days off — and vacations are cheaper during off-peak times. There are not many jobs where there is so much flexibility.
  • Opportunity to Travel: A Registered Nurse Degree from countries like the USA is a passport to traveling the world. You’ll find you can work across the globe and combine your nursing career with travel. If you want to work in the developing world or are dreaming of a transfer to a warmer climate, nursing is the ticket.
  • Helping Others: One of the most rewarding aspects of nursing is the way in which nurses get to know the patients, especially in rehabilitation, caring for people with chronic disease and as part of a holistic medicine career. This unique relationship is what makes nursing so special and attracts people to the profession. There are opportunities to meet people at the beginning of life and at the end of their lives, which is a unique quality of being a nurse.
  • Become Your Own Boss: One of the surprising parts of being a nurse is that it gives you the foundations to set out and become an entrepreneur. Your qualification gives you that added credibility, so if you want to head off developing apps or set up an alternative medicine career, nursing is a good way to start. Nurses can also set up care homes, develop health products and more. Technology is an emerging subspecialty with new developments happening all the time, and can be a perfect opportunity to carve out a career pathway.
  • A Shorter Career Path: A medical doctor career can take a number of years – four in medical school then an additional three to seven years in residency. At the American Institute of Alternative Medicine you can become a Registered Nurse in only 15 months with our RN Advanced Placement Program.

Registered Nursing Program Graduate from AIAM on site helping a patient.

Registered Nurse Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: American Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Registered Nurse Average Salary:

According to Indeed: The average salary for a Registered Nurse is $32.72 per hour in the United States, with top professionals earning over $64 an hour. Salary estimates are based on 66,831 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Registered Nurse employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Registered Nurse is 1-3 years.

Average Salary of a Registered Nurse according to Indeed

Data collected from Indeed.com


  • Personal on-site tour and interview with an admissions representative
  • Submit proof of earned HS diploma or GED recognized by the United States Department of Education or foreign equivalent that has been officially evaluated
  • Complete application form with $125 enrollment fee
  • Meet with the Financial Aid office to discuss payment options
  • Complete enrollment agreement and accompanying paperwork
  • Submit Practical Nursing transcripts
  • Must have a current, valid license as a Practical Nurse or be a graduate of a practical nursing program (entrance test required if not yet licensed)
  • The HESI entrance test for non-licensed graduates of a practical nursing program has a cost of $65 per attempt and a total adjusted score of 75%.


90 Credit Hours of Tuition @ $299 per Credit Hour


Enrollment Fee


Ohio Video Disclosure Course


Nursing Supply Bag


Matriculation Fee


Graduation Fee


Lab Fee ($150 per quarter)


Student Identification Card


Uniform (2 patches)


Technology Fee ($794 per quarter)


Compliance Fee




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Please submit your contact information and one of our enrollment coaches at AIAM will contact you. You may also reach us by email at [email protected] or by calling 614-825-6255. AIAM is located at 6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus OH 43214.