January 2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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January 2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASNWI)

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(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.)

Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply the nursing process to engage in evidence-based professional nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of therapeutic techniques to communicate effectively with clients, families, healthcare teams, and communities.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of quality and safety principles in healthcare systems.
  4. Develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support culturally sensitive, person-centered care.
  5. Apply principles of health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan and the continuum of healthcare environments.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism, including the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
  7. Recognize the value of lifelong learning, and continuous professional development in an ever-evolving healthcare environment.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the forces that influence nursing practice such as legislation, policy, and healthcare economics.
  9. 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.

Program Content

A minimum of 70.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses

All courses, 37.00 semester credit hours, are required.


▲ NW 170 is required of advanced standing students only.

General Education Prerequisites

The following general education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (70%) or better for a student to be continued in this nursing program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
  • Chemistry with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • Mathematics (College Algebra or Above)

All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of “D” 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.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 31.00 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. *

8.00 Semester Credit Hours in Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Cultural Diversity
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in English Composition
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities with a Critical Thinking Focus **
1.00 Semester Credit Hours in Information Literacy
4.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or Above)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Microbiology with Lab
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Speech

* 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 31.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

** At the Madison campus, students will complete SC 185  and SC 185L  to fulfill this requirement.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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