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Nursing (AS)

Nursing (AS)

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

2 Years


Vincennes Campus
Jasper Campus

University Catalog

This program satisfies the Nursing Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) created under Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 182 passed in 2013. The purpose of the Associate of Science in Nursing program is to prepare graduates to assess, plan, implement, direct and evaluate the nursing care of individuals or groups of clients in a variety of settings. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses (RNs).

State Licensure/Certification Information

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 Associate of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accreditation Status Contact Information:  ACEN, Inc. 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326  Phone: (1-404-975-5000)

Indiana State Board of Nursing Contact Information:   

Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-2043

The RN provides a unique, comprehensive assessment of the health status of the patient, applying principles of ethics, patient safety, health promotion and the nursing process. The nurse then develops and implements an explicit plan of care. The nurse assists patients to promote health, cope with health problems, adapt to and/or recover from the effects of disease or injury, and support the right to a dignified death. The RN is accountable for abiding by all applicable member board jurisdiction statutes related to nursing practice. (NCSBN, 2013).

Program Highlights                                                                                                       

Experienced faculty dedicated to your success

  • Experienced faculty dedicated to your success

  • Curriculum that prepares the student for employment and educational advancement

  • A state-of-the-art simulation laboratory

  • Clinical opportunities include hospitals, long-term care, clinics, schools, and physician offices

  • Scholarships available

Application Process

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Career Outcomes

At the completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program, the graduate will:

  1. 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.
  2. Utilize nursing judgment to provide safe and quality care for patient populations across the lifespans.
  3. Provide holistic patient-centered care utilizing cultural sensitivity for diverse individuals, families, and groups.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and leadership skills while adhering to registered nurse practice standards.
  5. Provide health promotion and preventative care for individuals, families, and groups.