Associate Degree in Nursing (PN to ASN)
With an Associate Degree in Nursing, you will be Authorized to Treat Patients.
The mission of the Sullivan University Associate Degree program in Nursing is to educate individuals on providing holistic care for clients and the community. The A.S. in Nursing program fosters the development of professional healthcare providers. The Associate in Nursing incorporates community events to enrich student self-awareness and accountability. Sullivan's accelerated nursing programs will help you to advance your nursing career quickly. The A.S. in Nursing program advocates lifelong learning and the pursuit of excellence.
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. Core components of the program of study include the following: professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration with members of the healthcare team, and the management of patient care.
The program is offered on campus, but some general education courses may be taken online. Clinical experiences are conducted in various hospital and healthcare facilities in greater Louisville and southern Indiana. Nursing courses must be taken and successfully completed in the sequence delineated in the program of study.
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1595 Clock Hours (781 Lab & Clinical Hours)
Length: 24 months, 21 months accelerated
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
All courses require a C or better for successful completion. Core Courses (NUR) require a minimum 78% C and General Education (BIO, CHM, ENG, MTH, PSY, and SOC) require a minimum 70% C.
The Traditional A.S. in Nursing program contains 429 clinical hours. Students may not receive payment / reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Many classes will require on-site clinical and/or lab skills training of two days weekly. Students may need to purchase additional software required for a specific course.