Associate of Science in Nursing Program 2-Year Track

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 the 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

Enrolling in our 2-year track Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program offers you a wide range of career possibilities and work environments with patients ranging from infants to elderly. 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 2-Year Track ASN program offers three start dates. The January and May start dates are day programs and the September start is an evening program.

Time, Credit Hour & Licensure Requirements

Total Time Commitment: Students will complete the program in five (5) semesters over 20-23 months, depending on start date.

Total Training Requirement: 1,545 Hours

  • Theory Credits: 54
  • Lab Credits: 2
  • Clinical Credits: 13

Licensure Requirements:

After successful completion of the program, graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing programs 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 this program will have demonstrated that they:

  • Completed the TEAS Pre-Entrance Exam within the last 12 months with a score of 64 or higher
  • Submitted other required documents, including a professional evaluation 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)
  • The 2-year track ASN program is all inclusive, meaning there are no preparatory/pre-requisite courses required to apply. Only those who complete the application checklist will be considered

Application Process

For a printable list of required documents, please refer to the Application Checklist. Those accepted into the program are required to attend a mandatory orientation. Accepted applicants must also pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Additional Information

Funding may be available for this program through state or federal programs, or through St. Joseph Hospital for employees.