Nov 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Associate of Science in Nursing

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Associate of Science Degree Program - 104 Quarter Credit Hours

Indianapolis East and Fort Wayne Campuses Only

This program seeks to provide students with the academic, professional and clinical skills needed for entry-level registered nurse staff positions. This program seeks to provide to administer nursing care to individuals, families and communities in a variety of health care settings. The program trains students to develop competency and responsibility in providing and managing care for patients across the lifespan, in collaboration with members of the health care team. The program also emphasizes lifelong learning. Harrison College offers an Associate of Science in Nursing program requiring clinical practicum, some during evening hours. Upon successful completion of the Nursing program, graduates are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are provided the foundation for career mobility in nursing.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of health care settings to diverse patients across the lifespan.
  2. Promote a culture of caring to provide compassionate, culturally-competent care.
  3. Engage in critical thinking when making nursing judgments to provide and improve quality patient care.
  4. Communicate and collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient and the patient’s support persons.
  5. Use information management principles, techniques and systems and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making.
  6. Provide leadership in a variety of health care settings for diverse patient populations.
  7. Assimilate professional, legal and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.

74 Credit Hours

28 Credit Hours

2 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a grade of ‘B-’ (80%) is required for successful completion of each core course for students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing program. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
Associate of Science in Nursing students must attain an 80% or better in each professional core course and a 73% or better in each non-core course in order to successfully complete the course and progress academically.
Program Length: The Nursing-AS program is 84 weeks in length and 1,528 clock hours.
Program Delivery: The Nursing-AS program is offered in residential or blended instructional delivery formats.

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