Sep 28, 2023
(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
This associate’s degree nursing program is approved by the state boards of nursing in the states in which it is offered and prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and to begin a professional nursing career. Graduates will be prepared to integrate nursing knowledge, critical thinking, and nursing skills in the healthcare environment while managing care for multiple clients with complex conditions. Theoretical and practical instruction is complemented with clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in order to provide a broad, holistic, and concept-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. Students will participate in planned clinical and laboratory experiences that will complement classroom learning and develop application of nursing concepts across the health continuum.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Manage quality, safe, evidence-based, skilled, and patient-centered care utilizing the nursing process.
- Engage in critical thinking necessary to provide quality nursing care.
- Integrate individualized teaching plans.
- Participate in collaborative relationships with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary team to provide and improve patient care.
- Demonstrate leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
- Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Incorporate professional, ethical, and legal principles into entry-level nursing performance.
- Think critically, both conceptually and by using mathematical analysis, write and speak effectively, use basic computer applications, and understand human behavior in the context of the greater society.
Special Admission Requirements
Please refer to the “Undergraduate Nursing Admission Requirements” policy in the Admissions Information section of this catalog for nursing program admission requirements.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, registered nurse.
A minimum of 72.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
Required Support Course for Nursing
12.00 semester credit hour is required.
Required Courses in Nursing
All courses, 43.00 semester credit hours, are required.
General Education Prerequisites
The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the nursing program.
- Anatomy and Physiology With Lab
- College Math
All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the nursing program.
A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the nursing program in a future cycle.
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 15.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Cultural Diversity
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in English Composition
3.00 Semester Credit Hour in Information Literacy
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or Above)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 26.00 semester credit hours required in general education and required support courses may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.
Personal and Professional Development Courses
2.00 semester credit hours are required.