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General information & Requirements

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program provides students with a scientific foundation for entry level clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community based settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). RN’s provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program has two pathways:

Generic pathway (AS-NURS): 27 credits of non-nursing prerequisite and general education courses and four semesters of coursework in nursing (46 credits) for a total of 73 credits.

LPN to AS-NURS pathway (Begins Summer 2020!): (1) Possession of a current HI Practical Nurse License; (2) Minimum1 year experience working as LPN; and (3) Completion of all non-nursing prerequisite and general education courses for the AS-NURS program. Includes 27 credits of non-nursing prerequisite and general education courses, credit given for advanced placement (21) and one summer session and two semesters of coursework in nursing (25 credits) for a total of 73 credits.