The associate of science nursing (ASN) program will prepare you to apply for licensure and take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (RN). Coursework includes the arts, social sciences, biological sciences, humanities, and nursing. This 66 credit hour program is web-enhanced, full-time, and takes place over two years. You may choose to complete the coursework over a longer period of time.
RN Program Admissions
Review detailed admissions information and applications. Nursing information meetings will be held September to December to provide more information about the Division of Nursing. No registration is required. See meeting dates and times.
Graduating from NPC with an Associate of Science in Nursing enables you to take the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) to earn a Registered Nurse license.
The A.S.N. Program (66 total credit hours = 28 general education + 38 Nursing Courses)
is a structured program for those interested in working in the healthcare field. Once
your license is obtained, graduates from the RN program work in area hospitals, public
schools, clinics, surgery centers, home health, hospice, as well as long-term care
and rehab centers. Some graduates have even worked from home as case managers for
The course work is sequential meaning you must successfully complete each course with a “C” or better to progress. The admission process to the Registered Nursing Program is selective based on certain requirements including: