Nursing (Associate in Science)
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare the student to become an effective nurse clinician capable of sound clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare settings and in the community. The curriculum enables students to acquire principles and knowledge from natural and behavioral sciences and blends this coursework with the science of nursing. The integration of the theory and clinical practice is designed to assist the student in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. The Nursing program prepares students for entry-level, Registered Nurse positions. Successful completion of the Nursing program leads to the award of an Associate in Science degree and permits the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to the State Board of Nursing for licensure.