The Associate of Science in Nursing program is designed to be completed in five semesters (including the summer prior to beginning nursing classes (NUR prefixes). LPN-RN Transition students gain advanced placement in the program, so they complete the nursing classes in three semesters (not including summers).
Most students take classes for one or two semesters prior to applying to the program they find it is helpful to get as many of the non-nursing support courses completed as possible before entering the program (see the "Getting Started" link and click on "Courses you may want to Complete Now).
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program have earned the Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) and are eligible to apply for licensure by examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN). They are also prepared to continue their education to earn a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.