Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

Full Program
24 Months – 66 Semester Credits

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

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Program Description
24 Months – 66 Semester Credits
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates to become effective nurse clinicians capable of sound clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum enables students to acquire principles and knowledge from natural and behavioral sciences and blend this coursework with the art of nursing. The integration of theory and clinical practice is designed to assist the student in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses.

Graduates will demonstrate safe, competent care and be able to apply knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences to inform the decision-making process regarding the clients plan of care utilizing the nursing process. Additionally, graduates will be able to develop, implement and evaluate teaching plans for individual clients, families or groups, based on teaching-learning needs. They will be able to function with accountability and commitment to the practice of nursing in accordance with standards of practice. They will operate within legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice for a registered nurse. This program prepares the successful and licensed graduate for an entry level position as a registered nurse. At the associate degree level.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Provide nursing care that enhances the healthcare delivery setting to protect clients and health care personnel
  2. Provide nursing care that incorporates the knowledge of expected growth and development principles, culture and spirituality, prevention and/or early detection of health problems, and strategies to achieve optimal health
  3. Provide care and comfort, reducing client risk potential and managing health alterations promoting physical health and wellness
  4. Provide nursing care that promotes and supports the emotional, mental and social well- being of the client
  5. Use information and communication technologies to document and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care providers in an evolving healthcare delivery system
  6. Utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective, evidence based, client-centered care
  7. Use knowledge of growth and development across the lifespan to provide client-centered teaching

Credential Issued
Associate of Science in Nursing

Programmatic Accreditation
The Associate of Science in Nursing program is not programmatically accredited.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accrediation Commission for Educaiton in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite)

DEGREE PLAN
For the Associate of Science in Nursing  degree plan, please click here

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA
Student achievement data for 2013-present, please click here.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing program must:

  1. Complete a program application
  2. Be eligible to meet all externship requirements
  3. Must agree to the Nursing Core Qualifying Exam (NCQE) requirements
  4. Complete the WBSTv (Wonderlic) (Verbal) with a score of 200 or higher. Students who have completed English Composition with a 2.5 “C” or higher from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from completing the WBSTv (Wonderlic).
  5. Complete the WBSTq (Wonderlic) (Quantitative) with a score of 210 or higher. Students who have completed a college level mathematics course with a 2.5 “C” or higher form an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from completing the WBSTq (Wonderlic).

PROGRAM DISCLOSURES
Visit the disclosures page for graduation rates, tuition fees, median debt of students who completed the program, job placement rates, and other important information about this program, in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 668.6.
For information about Gainful Employment related to this academic program see Consumer Information link.

HAVE QUESTIONS? WANT MORE INFORMATION? CALL US TODAY!
Contact us at 
305-442-9223, via email at admissions@mru.edu, or by completing the online request information form. One of our admissions representatives will gladly assist you with any questions you may have. They will also provide you with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Outline with information such as admissions requirements; transfer of course credits policy, course descriptions, and the school calendar.

Prerequisite for Nursing Concentration (Core) Courses
All students must have a GPA of 2.5 (letter grade of C) or higher on a 4.0 scale in all general education courses required in the program degree plan prior to starting nursing concentration core courses unless otherwise noted. Additional prerequisites may apply. Please review the course descriptions and degree plan for more information and requirements.

Additional prerequisites may apply. Please review the course descriptions for more information and requirements.

Specific Course Grading Requirements
Students must successfully pass all components of nursing (NUR) concentration courses to receive a passing grade. Failing any component (lecture, lab, simulation and externship) will result in a recorded grade of “F” for all components of the course attempted.

Nursing Concentration Course Failure
Only one repeat of the SAME nursing concentration course (NUR) is permitted for students enrolled in the nursing program. A second failure of the SAME nursing concentration course (NUR) will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. Failing three nursing concentration courses (NUR) of any combination, including courses repeated, will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. A grade of “WF” is treated as a course failure. Students with two “W” grades for the same course shall be considered as a single course failure. A student with a total of three “W” grades in the same course or with a total of three “W” grades in any combination of nursing concentration courses shall be dismissed from the nursing program.

General Education Course Failure
Only one repeat of the SAME general education course is permitted for students enrolled in the nursing program. A second failure of the SAME general education course will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. Failing three general education courses of any combination, including courses repeated, will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program.

Graduation Requirements:
An Associate of Science in Nursing will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements:

  1. Student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  2. Student has completed and passed all required externship hours
  3. Student Is current with financial obligations to the College
  4. Student has met with the Office of Career Services for assistance with job placement or provides documentation of employment
  5. Student has completed an Exit Interview with the Office of Financial Aid
  6. Student has completed the Graduation Clearance form and submitted it to the Office of the Registrar at least 60 days before the last day of class

PROGRAM DISCLOSURES
Visit the disclosures page for graduation rates, tuition fees, median debt of students who completed the program, job placement rates, and other important information about this program, in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 668.6.
For information about Gainful Employment related to this academic program see Consumer Information link.

HAVE QUESTIONS? WANT MORE INFORMATION? CALL US TODAY!
Contact us at 
305-442-9223, via email at admissions@mru.edu, or by completing the online request information form. One of our admissions representatives will gladly assist you with any questions you may have. They will also provide you with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program Outline with information such as admissions requirements; transfer of course credits policy, course descriptions, and the school calendar.

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