Associate of Science in Nursing
Nursing students have opportunities to care for real patients in a variety of clinical settings, and skills are also learned in simulation labs. The growing use of the simulations allows students to assume roles not available to students in a clinical setting. This allows them to make critical choices and see the results of those choices. We utilize a variety of learning strategies in the classroom and clinical settings to appeal to every learning style.
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) can be completed in less than two years once admitted into the program. This means students can graduate sooner and begin working if they choose. Our faculty care about their students, we offer smaller class sizes which means we have one of the highest passing rates on board exams in the region. Class size is 20 or fewer, and clinicals never have more than 10 students at a time. Our nurses are currently in high demand in throughout Indiana and we have been told that our graduates are constantly getting chosen over students from other schools.
The Nursing program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Nursing while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year, and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Students who complete the program will be able to obtain entry level nursing positions almost anywhere they desire, or they can continue their education and transfer to a four-year university where they can earn their bachelor’s degree. Nursing graduates are able to be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, schools and health departments.
Practical Nursing (LPN)
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health care team. The Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require this certificate. This program provides education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. Curriculum is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. The Practical Nursing program leads to a Technical Certificate that can be completed in one year.
The Practical Nursing program is a selective program. The nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Graduates are eligible to apply to the state licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed Practical Nurse. They will be qualified to care for patients in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, home care and physician offices.