The Associate of Science in Nursing program is designed to be completed in four semesters (not including summers) once enrolled in nursing classes (NUR prefixes). LPN-RN Transition students gain advanced placement in the program, so must complete three semesters (not including summers).
Most students must take classes for two semesters prior to applying to the program in order to complete the courses that are required to meet the minimum standards. In addition, 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.