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Associate of Science in Nursing Program Overview

The Associate Degree in Nursing program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of nursing, successfully pass the licensure examination, and to obtain employment as a Registered Nurse.

We have been delivering time-tested quality nursing education since 1965.

When you complete your Associate Degree in Nursing from Mount Aloysius College, you join other alumni who have found this high quality nursing program as the best way to enter the nursing profession.

Top notch faculty work with students to support their success and achievement of their educational goals.

Approval & Accreditation

The program is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and has held continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Admission & Pre-enrollment Requirements

Students requesting admission to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program must meet the following admission criteria:

  1. Applicants who have graduated from high school within the past five years must submit a SAT combined critical reading and math score of 900 or an ACT composite score of 19.
  2. Applicants who have graduated from high school greater than five years from date of application must obtain a satisfactory score on a pre-entrance examination. Currently a score of 66% or greater is required on the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V). The applicant has a maximum of two attempts on the exam to achieve a satisfactory score.
  3. Transfer applicants from other post-secondary programs, or current MAC students who wish to transfer to nursing must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall as verified by an official transcript.


Pre-enrollment requirements are as follows:

  1. Students must complete the following requirements prior to enrolling in their first nursing course:
  2. Completed work equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including four units of English, three units of social studies, two units of mathematics (one of which is Algebra) and two units of science with a related laboratory. The two units of science and algebra must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.
  3. Completion of BL201 Anatomy and Physiology I with a minimum grade of “C”. This must have been completed within the past seven (7) years.
  4. Completion of EE091 College Reading I and / or EE 098 Introduction to College Writing I, if required by SAT or College Placement Exam scores.
Major Course Requirements

Course / Credits

Adult Nursing I  (7 credits)

Nursing Pharmacology  (3 credits)

Nursing of the Family  (5 credits)

Adult Nursing II  (7 credits)

Mental Health Nursing  (2 credits)

Transition to Nursing Practice  (2 credits)

Adult Nursing III  (8 credits)


Core Course Requirements

Course / Credits

Connections I & II (2 credits)

Communication / Writing (6 credits)

General Psychology  (3 credits)

History / Political Science (3 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)

Information Communication Technologies (3 credits)

Religious Studies  (3 credits)

Cultural Diversity  (3 credits-included in Adult Nursing III)

Other Required Coursework

Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 credits)

Microbiology  (4 credits)

Human Growth & Development  (3 credits)

LPN to RN Program

Candidates articulating into the nursing program as an LPN must meet the admission criteria and complete all pre-enrollment requirements as stated for the Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program. In addition, applicants must submit official transcripts and LPN license.

LPN applicants may be granted a maximum of twelve (12) credits in nursing, seven (7) credits for NU130 Adult Nursing I and five (5) credits for NU240 Nursing Care of the Family.

See the Mount Aloysius College Catalog for more detailed information regarding transfer credit requirements.

Associate of Science / Bachelor of Science 2+2 Program Option

The nursing curriculum for the combined Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree option is designed to be a two-plus-two program.

The option allows the student to progress seamlessly through both programs.

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing is earned within the first two years or five semesters. Progress to the Bachelor of Science degree is sequenced according to individual needs and preferred scheduling options.

Curriculum Plans Student Handbook Contact Us

Division of Nursing Secretary:     814-886-6393

Division of Nursing FAX:     814-886-6374

Mount Aloysius College Nursing Outcomes

Mount Aloysius Associate Degree Outcomes

Annual NCLEX RN Pass Rates

2014-2015 91.4%

Annual RN Program Completion Rate

Completion Rate
2014-2015 56%

Annual RN Graduates Employed Within 9-12 Months of Graduation

Employment Rate
2013-2014 81.2%

Mount Aloysius RN-BSN Outcomes

Annual BSN Completion Rate

Completion Rate
2014-2015 80%

Annual BSN Graduates Employed Within 9-12 Months of Graduation

Graduation Rate
2013-2014 94.9%

Meet Our Department!

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Margaret Boyce
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Veronica Fleming
Administrative Coordinator
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Wesley King
Nursing IT Support Specialist / Simulation Technology Specialist
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Sharon Kisel
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Joan Krug
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Patricia Meintel
Associate Professor of Nursing
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Bonnie Noll-Nelson
Department Chair, RN to BSN Program
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Marianne Roberts
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Brian Smith
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Sue Clark
Instructor of Nursing
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Alrene Gorsuch
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Tara A. Benko
Instructor of Nursing
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Samantha L. Smeltzer
Nursing Faculty
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Kelly McAdams
Assistant Professor/Associate Degree Chairperson for the School of Nursing
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Gina Campbell
Instructor of Nursing
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Mandi Paronish
Instructor of Nursing
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Christina Schilling
Instructor of Nursing
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Julie A. Luetschwager
Dean of Nursing

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