ASN/RN (Associate of Science in Nursing)

Program ID
A - Winter 2022, B - Spring 2022, C - Fall 2022, D - Winter 2023
1550 Clock Hours

If you’re looking to become a Licensed Registered Nurse and progress in a variety of medical settings as caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager–this is the best degree for you. Available online or in class.

The objective of the Nursing (ASN) program at Care Hope College is to help graduates prepare to become Licensed Registered Nurses, with in-class and online options. The program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings as Registered Nurses. The program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.

What’s Included in the ASN Program

The purpose of the Nursing (ASN) program is to participate as an active partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the community by educating and preparing entry-level professional nurses to practice in a variety of settings. The faculty is committed to the professional development of the student, the support of the institution within the community and the enhancement of the nursing profession. Graduates of the bridge track are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Upon completion of the Nursing (ASN) program graduates will:

  • Achieve a passing score on the NCLEX-RN Exam
  • Provide compassionate, protective and effectual professional nursing care to individuals and families.
  • Employ other professionals and paraprofessionals in therapeutic and mutual discussion for the benefit of patient results.
  • Combine the knowledge of biological and behavioral sciences into the decision making process regarding patient care.
  • Merge values, ethics and legal principals with critical thinking when making decisions for patients.
  • Support the mission and goals of the organization through efficient use of all resources, personnel and financial.
  • Display a commitment to professional nursing through patient advocacy, professional activism and lifelong learning.

The ASN/RN Program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.

Program Description:

The ASN is a pre-licensure Associate degree program that prepares persons whose hearts and dreams call them to the nursing profession. The student is equipped to care for clients across the lifespan in diverse healthcare delivery systems. The focus remains on the student for the entire program with the goal of developing a critical thinker who has the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to entry level professional nursing practice. 

The program consists of 72 semester credit hours, twenty-seven (27) general education and forty-five (45) core nursing. It also includes 575 clinical hours. The standard duration of the program is 24 months; this will vary based on the number of credits that a student transfers in.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Provide safe and effective care across the lifespan
  • Incorporate prevention strategies to achieve optimal health across the lifespan
  • Promote psychosocial wellbeing across the lifespan
  • Manage care and comfort of patients
  • Reduce risk potential, and health alterations across the lifespan
  • Demonstrate core competencies related to delivery of nursing care to clients across the lifespan
  • Obtain licensure as a registered nurse

Admissions Requirement

In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the ASN program must:

Be prepared to take the Nursing Qualifying Exam prior to starting the core nursing classes. Students must earn a composite score of at least 60.

Background Check: This is not an admissions requirement. However, nursing students are included in criminal background checks when required by state law, regulation or the policies of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. All students should be prepared to do a criminal background check prior to their clinicals.

Program Progression

Course #

Course Title

Semester Credits

Theory Hours

Lab Hours

Clinical Hours
 General Education Courses    
ENG101 English Composition I 3 45 0 0
MAT105 Algebra 3 45 0 0
PSY112 General Psychology 3 45 0 0
AP118 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 45 30 0
 Term I Total 13 180 30 0
PHI260 Introduction to Ethics 3 45 0 0
AP202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 45 30 0
MCB120 Microbiology 4 45 30 0
HGD120 Human Growth and Development 3 45 0 0
 Term II Total 14 180 60 0
 General Education Total 27 360 90 0
 Nursing Core    
NUR100 Fundamentals of Nursing 9 75 30 135
NUR105 Pharmacology for Nursing 4 60 0 0
 Term III Total 13 135 30 135
NUR110 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 8 75 0 135
NUR115 Mental Health Nursing 4 45 0 45
 Term IV Total 12 120 0 180
NUR230 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 8 75 0 135
NUR235 Obstetrics, Newborn and Pediatric Nursing 4 45 0 45
 Term V Total 12 120 0 180
NUR250 Nursing Capstone 8 60 60 80
 Term VI Total 8 60 60 80
 Nursing Core Total 45 435 90 575
 Program Total 72 795  180 575

Career Opportunities
sing/Registered Nurse

25-1072.00 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
29-1141.00 Registered Nurses
29-1141.01 Acute Care Nurses
29-1141.02 Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
29-1141.03 Critical Care Nurses
29-1141.04 Clinical Nurse Specialist

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