ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN NURSING
An Associates Degree in Nursing will help you treat patients.
The mission of the Sullivan University Associates 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 Associates 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.
The Associate of Science in Nursing program enables graduates of a Practical Nursing program or a Practical Vocational Nursing program the opportunity to pursue the role of the professional registered nurse. 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 associates 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.
|BIO103||Human Anatomy & Physiology|
|BIO103L||Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab|
|BIO201||Medical Microbiology Lab|
|CHM211||Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry|
|NUR220||Concepts of Basic Nursing Practice|
|NUR230||Adult Nursing Care I|
|NUR240||Adult Nursing Care II|
|NUR250||Mental Health Nursing|
|NUR260||Adult Nursing Care III|
|NUR261||Seminar in Professional Development|
|PSY214+||Introduction to Psychology|
|SOC214+||Introduction to Sociology|
|Total Credit Hours|
+General education course
The Nursing A.S. program contains 396 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.
The Nursing A.S. program is also available online. Sullivan University’s classes are offered in an online hybrid format where students complete a portion of the course online and a portion on campus or at approved sites/facilities. Many classes will require on-site clinical and/or lab skills training of two days weekly. Entrance and graduation requirements for online hybrid classes and on-campus classes are the same. All students have access to “Student Quick Start,” a print-based tutorial and reference guide. Online students must have access to a PC with a high speed Internet connection. Sullivan University currently utilizes Blackboard Learning Inc. software, a fully integrated e-learning platform that allows the College to rapidly create, deliver, and measure interactive learning over the Internet. Students may need to purchase additional software required for a specific course. There is an additional per credit hour charge for online hybrid classes. See Supplement A.
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