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.
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.
Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.
To be admitted to the SBU Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program, please complete the following steps:
In addition to completing the admissions checklist above, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7+ and prerequisite GPA of 2.7+ to meet program admission criteria.
Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for pre-requisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.
Chemistry for Allied Health (4 credit hours, with lab) or Principles of Chemistry (4 credit hours, with lab)
Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credit hours, with lab)
Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours, with lab)
Microbiology (minimum 3 credit hours with lab)
Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Director of Admissions
SBU-Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences is more than just a school, it is a small close-knit community of individuals who are working toward a similar goal. The faculty takes advantage of every opportunity to help us become exceptional nurses, and as students we endlessly support one another to achieve success.
|BIO 2204*||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIO 3304||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|CHE 1004||Chemistry for Allied Health or||4|
|CHE 1104||Principles of Chemistry||4|
|NUR 1018||Foundations of Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan||8|
|NUR 1011||Pharmacology for Nursing I||1|
|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|PSY 1013||General Psychology||3|
|NUR 1028||Patient Centered Care||8|
|NUR 1021||Pharmacology for Nursing II||1|
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|PSY 3063||Human Growth and Development||3|
|NUR 2038||Advanced Patient Centered Care||8|
|NUR 2031||Pharmacology for Nursing III||1|
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|NUR 2048||Nursing Role Integration||8|
|NUR 2051||NCLEX Preparation||1|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without
advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
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Nursing (Associate's) Plan