The associate of science in nursing program is designed to accommodate two groups of students: those who are entering a nursing program for the first time and those licensed practical nurses or certified paramedics seeking educational mobility to the associate-degree level. As a graduate of the ASN program, you will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become registered nurses. You may seek immediate employment as nurses or choose to transfer your credits to a four-year institution offering a baccalaureate degree.
The licensed practical nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health care team. The practical nursing program leads to a technical certificate and can be completed in approximately one year. The accredited program will prepare you to care for patients in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, convalescent centers, clinics, home care and physicians' offices. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN to become a licensed practical nurse.