Associate Degree

RN Degree (AAS)

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RN Degree (AAS)

RN Degree

Students in this program learn to provide safe, quality, compassionate care to diverse populations, engage in clinical judgment, and participate in quality improvement processes to improve patient outcomes. The students also participate in team work and collaboration, and use leadership, management, legal and ethical principles to guide practice.

BIO 1240 and BIO 1245 must be completed before the second semester of the Nursing program.

  • ProgramNursing
  • Award type

    Associate Degree

  • Required credit hours


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Program Admission Requirements

  • Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) submitted to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services.
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses). Must receive a grade of “C” or better in all nursing program general education courses, in a maximum of two attempts in the past 5 years. Withdrawl from any nursing program general education course counts as an attempt.
  • Science courses (Anatomy & Physiology & lab and  Microbiology & lab) completed more than five years prior to application to the nursing program must be retaken.
  • Have completed Anatomy and Physiology I class and lab with a grade of C or better.
  • Have completed English Comp with a grade of C or better.
  • Have completed General Psychology with a grade of C or better.
  • Achieve ATI TEAS Exam score of PROFICIENT or ACT minimum 20 composite score within the last 3 years. Maximum of 2 attempts.
  • Applicants ranked on a point system. Admission decisions made based on total accumulated points.  
  • Must complete Anatomy and Physiology II class and lab before the second semester of the Nursing program.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Provide safe, quality, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Engage in clinical judgment when making patient-centered care and other nursing decisions.
  • Participate in quality improvement processes to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Participate in teamwork and collaboration with all members of the healthcare team including the patient.
  • Use information technology and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support clinical judgment.
  • Use leadership, management, legal, and ethical principles to guide practice as a Registered Nurse.
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Potential Occupations

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
Amber Riedmaier-Fisher

ICU Nurse gave her children the confidence they need to succeed by earning her RN degree

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