Nursing, ASN Completion Concentration for Licensed Practical Nurses (AS)
Associate of Science Career/Tech
About This Degree
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This program satisfies the Nursing Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) created under Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 182 passed in 2013. Entrance into the ASN Completion program will permit students to obtain credit for the first-year Associate of Science Nursing Program courses and enter the second year of the program. Graduates of the Associate of Science Nursing Program earn an Associate of Science in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Indiana Code Section 39.IC 25-23-1-11 requires that any person who applies to the board for a license to practice as a registered nurse must not have (a) been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the person’s ability to practice competently; or (b) committed an act that would constitute grounds for a disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-9. If applicable to you, see the Program Chairperson for further discussion.
The ASN Completion Concentration for Licensed Practical Nurses program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information on accreditation status may be obtained by contacting the ACEN. They may be contacted at the following address: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, Inc.), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (1-404-975-5000), or www.acenursing.org.
The curriculum provides a balance between general education and nursing. The nursing faculty provides instruction and guidance in the College Learning Laboratory, hospitals, community mental health centers, community agencies, and other healthcare facilities. Transportation-related to clinical experiences is the responsibility of the student. Applicants are accepted into the ASN-RN Completion program only one time annually.
Experienced faculty dedicated to your success
Curriculum that prepares you for employment and educational advancement
A state-of-the-art simulation laboratory
Clinical opportunities include hospitals, long-term care, clinics, schools, and physician office
Clinical opportunities in the Vincennes area and the Washington area
Also offered on the Jasper Campus
At the completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program, the graduate will:
Collaborate with members of the healthcare team incorporating nursing informatics to manage care for patients and families across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
Utilize nursing judgment to provide safe and quality care for patient populations across the lifespans.
Provide holistic patient-centered care utilizing cultural sensitivity for diverse individuals, families, and groups.
Demonstrate professionalism and leadership skills while adhering to registered nurse practice standards.
Provide health promotion and preventative care for individuals, families, and groups.