Degrees type: Associate, Bachelor
The nursing curriculum for the combined Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree option is designed to be a two-plus-two program. This option allows students to progress seamlessly through both programs and all students in the Associate of Science in Nursing program are considered to be in the 2+2 Associate of Science/Bachelor of Science program as the intent is that students will continue on to complete the BSN degree.
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing is earned within the first two years or five semesters and is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of nursing, pass their licensure examination and obtain employment as a valued Registered Nurse. Progress to the Bachelor of Science Degree is sequenced according to individual needs and preferred scheduling options.
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More than 50 Years of Nursing Excellence
Nursing grads from Mount Aloysius are part of a proud tradition of clinical excellence that is more than 50 years old. Mount Aloysius Nurses enjoy a stellar reputation for clinical excellence and compassionate patient care and is proud to supply a large portion of local nurses.
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- Physician Offices
- Home Health Care Services
- Nursing Care Facilities
- Correctional Facilities
The demand for registered nurses is expected to rise 16% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 439,300 jobs.*
The average median wage for a registered nurse, who holds an Associate Degree, is $65,572; the average median wage for a BSN is $73,388.*
- Patient-Family Centered Care – Recognize the patient and family as a full partner in providing coordinated, compassionate, age- and culturally-appropriate care.
- Teamwork and Collaboration – Function effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team fostering interprofessional and intraprofessional communication, mutual respect, and shared decision making to provide coordinated quality care.
- Evidence-Based Practice – Evaluate and integrate current research and evidence with clinical expertise in the delivery of quality healthcare and the improvement of health care processes and outcomes.
- Informatics – Employ information systems to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Quality Improvement – Evaluate outcome data of patient care processes and employ improvement methods to improve the quality and safety of health care.
- Safety – Anticipate and minimize risk of harm to patients and other healthcare providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
- Professionalism – Demonstrate the values, ethics, and legal standards of the nursing profession; responsibility and accountability for own behaviors and decisions; and competent performance in nursing practice to ensure quality patient-centered care.
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A Liberal Arts education creates a balanced academic career that improves each student.
Nursing Resource & Simulation Center (NRSC)
Faculty & Staff
Clinical Nursing Instructor
Simulation Coordinator in the School of Nursing
Instructor in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, ASN Level I Coordinator
ASN Nursing Program Chair, Assistant Professor
Kristyn Croyle, MSN, ASB, RN, CCRN, PHRN
Instructor of Nursing
Julie Decker, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director of Nursing and Health Technology
Academic Advisor (Pre-Nursing)
Assistant Professor of Nursing, ASN Level II Coordinator
Instructor of Nursing
Professional Tutor - Nursing
Administrative Coordinator in the School of Nursing
Emilea Rippin, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN, PHRN
Instructor of Nursing, ASN Level IV Coordinator
BSN Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing, ASN Level III Coordinator
Cara L. Tomallo
Professional Tutor for Nursing & Allied Health Professions
ASN Level II Coordinator
Heather Zonts, Ph.D, RN, CNE
BSN Pre Licensure Program Chair, Assistant Professor of Nursing
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