Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree Program provides the student with the knowledge and skills essential for entry into nursing practice and success on the nursing licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).  As an entry level nurse, the graduate is prepared to provide safe and effective care that promotes the health and well-being of patients and families, across the life span in contemporary health care environments.  This nursing care is given in collaboration with members of the healthcare team in a variety of settings according to established standards of practice.  Graduates of the ASN program have acquired the foundation for nursing education and continued professional development.  Successful completion of the two-year associate of science in nursing degree provides student eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam.

Accreditations and Approvals
The ASN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Contact information:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone:  1.404.975.5000
http://www.acenursing.org/

The ASN Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN). Contact information:
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)
239 Causeway Street
5th Floor, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02114
Phone:  1.800.414.0168
http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn

Admission Requirements
» Nursing Requirements

ASN Program Curriculum
The ASN curriculum is built upon a foundation that incorporates the College’s mission and vision, professional nursing standards and guidelines, and the nursing faculty’s experiences and beliefs concerning person, health, environment, nursing, and nursing education. The primary goal of the ASN program is to educate nurses for safe practice in contemporary health care environments. This goal is met through the achievement of the ASN expected student outcomes.

ASN Student Learning Outcomes
The program’s Student Learning Outcomes are based upon the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies (NOFCC) and are:

  1. Patient Centered Care
  2. Evidence-Based Practice
  3. Teamwork and Collaboration
  4. Communication
  5. Professionalism
  6. Informatics and Technology
  7. Safety
  8. Quality Improvement
  9. Leadership
  10. Systems-Based Practice

2016 Program Outcomes:

  • NCLEX pass rates –  90%
  • Employment / Continuing Education rates – 31% / 0%
  • Completion rates – 35%

 ASN Curriculum Plan

Sophomore Year

 

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