(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 of science in nursing degree program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to begin a professional nursing career. Graduates will be prepared to integrate nursing knowledge, critical thinking, and advanced nursing skills in the healthcare environment when 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 reality-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 stress health promotion as well as disease processes. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses and will be prepared for entry-level positions as a registered nurse.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Engage in holistic professional nursing practice using caring, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based practices using the nursing process to provide patient-centered care to clients and families in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Implement therapeutic techniques to communicate effectively with clients, families, healthcare teams, and communities.
- Use critical thinking and sound decision making to implement and influence local, state, national, and global policies, legislation, and healthcare economics to promote quality healthcare in an evolving healthcare system.
- Integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in nursing leadership and management, quality improvement, and patient safety to provide evidence-based healthcare services
- Integrate knowledge and skills to promote health and prevent disease across the lifespan and the continuum of healthcare environments.
- Practice professionalism, including the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
- Formulate a professional ethic that includes lifelong learning, and continuous professional development in an ever-evolving healthcare environment.
- 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 Admissions Requirements
Please refer to the “Undergraduate Nursing Admission Requirements” policy in the Admissions Information section of this catalog for nursing program admission requirements.
Advanced Standing-Students may enter this program with advanced standing if they have either: 1) successfully completed a program in practical nursing or paramedic and hold a current state license in that discipline; or 2) if they are a United States military medic (Army Health Care Specialist 68W, Army Practical Nurse Specialist 68C, Air Force Medical Technician 4N0X, or Navy Corpsmen HMM0) and meet all other admissions requirements.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, registered nurse.
A minimum of 70.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.