Current & Prospective ASN Students

ASN Curriculum

The Associate of Science in Nursing courses consist of liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as the nursing courses.  Each required course listed on the curriculum worksheet must be taken in the designated sequence as knowledge builds from less complex to more complex.  Each nursing course is made up of a theoretical and clinical component.  Students must successfully meet the objectives of both of these components and achieve a grade of C (81-86%).

Students may have ONLY TWO ATTEMPTS to achieve a “C” grade in the sciences; HLTH115-Anatomy & Physiology I, HLTH120-Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, and BIOL215-Microbiology.

ASN Curriculum Worksheet

Course Descriptions

NURS101 Nursing 1 (F) (5/9) 8 s.h.

Introduces the student to nursing, person and health, which are basic concepts to the practice of nursing. Emphasis is placed on communicative and observational skills that permit the assessment of the basic needs of individuals and their families. The study of the human needs of individuals provides a foundation for inquiry into the nurse's role in providing nursing care based on the nursing process. Corequisites: See note above, ENGL100, HLTH128, HLTH129 and PSYC100.

 
NURS102 Nursing 2 (Sp) (4/12) 8 s.h.

A continuation of Nursing 101, Nursing I, focuses on human needs according to Maslow. The course addresses the individual's needs related to activity/rest, safety/security, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, love/belonging, and psychosocial well being. Emphasis is placed on communication, and teaching/learning skills as an essential part of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families. The family during the childbearing years and during the first year of life is studied in order for the student to develop beginning competencies in those technical skills necessary to carry out the nursing care plan for individuals of all ages and in selected health care settings. Prerequisites: See note above; co-requisites: BIOL110, PSYC240, HLTH130 and HLTH131.

 
NURS201 Nursing 3 (F) (4/12) 8 s.h.

An in-depth study of the human needs according to Maslow with emphasis on the application of the nursing process as the foundation for nursing care. Communication and health teaching are integrated as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness. Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs are studied as the course focuses on individual needs relating to nutrition/elimination, love/belonging, and psychosocial well being. Prerequisites: See note above; co-requisites: SOCI101, English elective and a free elective.

 
NURS202 Nursing 4 (Sp) (4/12) 8 s.h.

An extension of NURS201 - Nursing III. Continues to increase the knowledge base of human needs with application of the nursing process to individuals and families with alterations in their level of health. Communication and health teaching are integrated as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness. Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs are studied as the course focuses on individual needs relating to sexuality, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, safety/security, and activity/rest. Prerequisites: See note above; co-requisites: SPCH102, Humanities elective, NURS212.

 
NURS205 Nursing Field Experience (Sp) 1, 2, or 3 s.h.

This elective field experience course will be offered in the Summer annually after satisfactory completion of Nursing 101 and 102. This experience will allow the student to pursue a personal interest in an area of nursing. Potential areas that may be utilized include: Emergency Department (ED/ER); Intensive Care (CPU, ICU, NICU); Medical/Surgical (Med.-Surg.); Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB-GYN); Operating Room (OR, PARR); Pediatrics (PEDS); Clinics with Nurse Practitioners; Community Health Agencies. Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs will be studied. Communication and health teaching will be utilized by the students as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness. NOTE: This course may not be substituted for a required course within the A.S.N. program.

 
NURS212 Nursing Transition (Sp) 2 s.h.

This seminar is designed as a transition course for nursing students in the last semester of their educational program. It provides an overview of historical events that have affected the evolution of nursing and presents the issues and trends that are molding the nursing profession of the new century. Prepares the student for graduation and the work world of nursing. This course runs concurrently with NURS202. Prerequisite: See note above.

 

 

FAQ

What is the application deadline for the Associate Degree in Nursing?

Your complete application must be to Clearfield admissions by the first week of December. (Complete means online application; transcripts from high school, tech schools, and any colleges you attended; and a resume).

What criteria are used for the nursing department admission process?

The acceptance into the nursing program is based on a “point” system. The “points” are based on your GPA, results of your TEAS exam, Pre-requisite course grades, and specialty areas.

How many students are accepted into the Nursing program and how often

Presently, every fall the nursing program accepts 50 students with the highest points.

How long is the waiting list for applicants not admitted to the nursing program?

The waiting list has 15 to 20 students on it.

What if I don’t get accepted into the Nursing Program the first time?

You can try again every year.

How many times am I permitted to take Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology’s 
HLTH128, HLTH129, HLTH130 and HLTH131?

You must achieve a grade of “C” or better and you must be successful after two attempts. A grade of C- is not acceptable.  Grades cannot be older than five (5) years from the date of the last course in the sequence.

How many times may I apply for the nursing program?

You may apply any number of times, but once you are accepted and begin in the program, you may only be readmitted to the program one additional whether you failed out or took a leave of absence.

Can I complete the program in 2 years or will it take me longer?

It is possible to complete the ASN Nursing program in 2 years.  Some students may take longer if they decide to complete general education courses prior to entering the program.

Where will I travel for clinicals?

Travel is necessary to provide a diverse clinical population and to ensure an adequate patient census.  You may travel within a 50 mile radius from the campus.

What is a multicultural hour?

A mandatory requirement of 20 hours for each nursing student to participate in various experiences related to multi-cultural diversity.  Details are given at orientation into the nursing program.

How many nursing course credits will I receive for my ASN/Diploma?

A block of 34 credits will be awarded towards your 120 credit Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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