Nursing – Associate of Science Degree Program

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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 Nursing Education, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 Telephone: 1-404-975-5000)

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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)

Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 credits)

Microbiology  (4 credits)

Human Growth & Development  (3 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)

Technology  (3 credits)

Religious Studies  (3 credits)

Cultural Diversity  (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 fro 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 program is deigned to be a two-plus-two program.

The program 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.

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Meet the Nursing – Associate of Science Degree Program Department!

Rebecca Zukowski
Associate Academic Dean and Nursing Division Chairperson
Regina Barr
Assistant Professor of Nursing/ Department Chairperson Associate Degree
Margaret Boyce
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Theresa Brady
Assistant Professor of Nursing/ Lab Simulation Coordinator
Veronica Fleming
Administrative Coordinator
Kimberly Garman
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rosemary Kehrer
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Wesley King
Nursing IT Support Specialist / Simulation Technology Specialist
Sharon Kisel
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Joan Krug
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Patricia Meintel
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Bonnie Noll-Nelson
Department Chair, RN to BSN Program
Marianne Roberts
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Brian Smith
Instructor of Nursing
Heather Zonts
Instructor of Nursing
Sue Clark
Instructor of Nursing
Alrene Gorsuch
Assistant Professor of Nursing