ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING

TUITION REDUCTION $395 to $275 PER CREDIT HOUR FOR NURSING COURSES

An Associate Degree in Nursing will help you treat patients.

The mission of the Sullivan University Associate Degree in Nursing is to educate individuals to provide holistic care for clients and the community. The A.S. in Nursing program recognizes the diversity of the student population and fosters development into 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 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 and the online associate degree in nursing is a hybrid format with both formats incorporating nursing and general education classes necessary for the degree. 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.

Note: Online nursing degrees for hybrid students are expected to be on campus for labs or in clinicals two days per week. All exams are administered during one of these two days.

Courses

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE:

103 Credit Hours
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.

Curriculum

Class Title Credit Hours
BIO103 Human Anatomy & Physiology
4
BIO103L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
2
BIO201 Medical Microbiology
4
BIO201L Medical Microbiology Lab
2
CHM211 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
6
ENG101+ Composition I
4
ENG102+ Composition II
4
MTH101+ College Mathematics
4
NUR210 Fundamentals of Nursing
10
NUR220 Concepts of Basic Nursing Practice
6
NUR230 Adult Nursing Care I
8
NUR231 Pharmacology
4
NUR240 Adult Nursing Care II
8
NUR241 Nutrition
2
NUR250 Mental Health Nursing
4
NUR251 Maternal Nursing
5
NUR252 Pediatric Nursing
6
NUR260 Adult Nursing Care III
5
NUR261 Seminar in Professional Development
3
NUR262 Integrated Practicum
4
PSY214+ Introduction to Psychology
4
SOC214+ Introduction to Sociology
4
Total Credit Hours
103

 

+General education course

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.

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