Dec 07, 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 in nursing program prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). Students are provided a foundation of general education, including courses in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and mathematics, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to work in a healthcare environment. Theoretical 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 prevention and promotion as well as disease processes.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Provide accurate patient assessments.
- Provide appropriate healthcare interventions as a member of a treatment team.
- Function as a beginning-level staff nurse in a variety of healthcare facilities to include hospitals, long-term care agencies, physician’s offices, clinics, outpatient surgical facilities, and other community organizations.
- Function as a safe practitioner and, through critical thinking and communication skills, act as a patient advocate and educator, including the family and community in the total care.
- Understand and utilize nursing-related medical and technological equipment.
- Demonstrate a full understanding and practice of accepted ethical and legal standards.
- Exhibit leadership qualities in diverse healthcare settings.
- Understand the unique needs of diverse populations in regard to socioeconomic, cultural, and life span issues.
- Promote health and wellness in order to facilitate positive growth and development.
- 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
Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as a registered nurse.
A minimum of 72.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
Required Courses in Nursing
41.00 semester credit hours are required.
Required Support Courses for Nursing
All courses, 11.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 18.00 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. *
9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or Above)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements.
Personal and Professional Development Courses
2.00 semester credit hours are required.