Associate of Science in Nursing Program – 1-Year Track for Licensed Practical Nurses

About the Profession

Registered Nurses (RNs) have a variety of options when it comes to where they work, and each location has its own set of benefits and challenges. The most common work settings for RNs includes hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities and outpatient clinics. Your RN career can look very different depending on where you work and what types of patients you work with. Typical job types and responsibilities for RNs include ambulatory care, critical care, specialty care areas and rehabilitation. You may also choose to pursue further education and a career as a nurse practitioner, nurse leader, educator or other advanced nursing role.

About Our Program

Our 1-Year Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Track offers LPNs the fastest path available to become a Registered Nurse. Completing our program will open the door to a wide range of career possibilities and work environments with patients ranging from infants to the elderly and everyone in between. Nurses who have their ASN can work directly with patients as healthcare professionals, with the opportunity to pursue a higher-level of nursing degree later while still having a secure income in their chosen field.

The 1 Year Track ASN program offers two start dates.  The May start is an evening program and the September start is a day program.

Time, Credit Hour & Licensure Requirements

Total Time Commitment: Three (3) Semesters over the course of twelve (12) consecutive months

  • Theory Classes – Night: Between 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Theory Classes – Day: Between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Clinical Rotations: Vary by Semester
  • Day and/or weekend clinical hours: May be Required

Total Training Requirement: 38 credits over three consecutive semesters (12 months).

  • Theory Class Credits: 17 credit hours / 255 class hours
  • Nursing Skills Lab: 1 credit hour / 30 hours
  • Clinical Practice: 8 credit hours / 360 hours

Licensure Requirements:

  • After successful completion of the program, graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council’s Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to completing our online application and meeting our school’s general admissions requirements, applicants who are approved for the 1-year track will have demonstrated that they:

Hold a current, unencumbered Practical Nursing license

Graduated from

An accredited school AND Board of Nursing approved Practical Nursing program OR Equivalent education

Completed required nursing courses with a final grade of B- (80%) or better.

Completed the TEAS Pre-Entrance Exam within the last 12 months with a score of 64 or higher

Completed the preparatory course requirements listed below

Successfully cleared a criminal background check and drug screen

Submitted other required documents, including:

Our Clinical Proficiency form, proof of health insurance, proof of legal residence in the U.S.

  • Please note: Applicants born in a country where English is NOT an official language are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Program Prepatory Course Requirements

Applying Credits Earned Elsewhere Toward Program Admission Requirements

The ASN program requires 72 credits for graduation. All previous education and experience will be evaluated, and credits will be granted accordingly to decrease the number of courses and reduce cost.

The 1-year track student may transfer up to:

17 nursing credits from their practical nursing program.

27 non-nursing credits to fulfill the graduation requirement.

In-Person science courses taken within 5 years of the date of application will be reviewed for credit.

Online science courses or science courses with an in-home lab kit are not accepted for transfer.

Non-science courses taken within 10 years of the date of application will be reviewed for credit.

Additional nursing courses taken elsewhere are not eligible for credits.

Please review the Transfer of College Credits policy in its entirety.

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