Associate degree in Nursing (Springfield Campus)
An Associate of Science in Nursing degree is a two-year program that prepares you to take the NCLEX board exam and become a Registered Nurse. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) education program on the SBU-Springfield campus provides basic foundational nursing knowledge and skills for the registered nurse generalist, and prepares you to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN) Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Completion of the nursing associate's program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.
Other programs available for those that qualify include the LPN and Paramedic Bridge programs for those currently possessing a Missouri license, transfer admissions from other accredited nursing programs, and concurrent enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program.
All general education and prerequisite courses are offered on the Springfield campus, so you may begin your nursing degree program on the Bolivar or Springfield campuses. The University offers a science incentive program to pre-nursing students. If you take the prerequisite science coursework through SBU, you can earn up to $500 per semester of tuition credit toward your ASN degree for up to four semesters.
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The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree on our campus in Springfield, Mo. We also offer an RN-bridge program on our campus in Salem, Mo., for students who already have an LPN or paramedic license.