Associate of Science in Nursing

Gain the theoretical and practical healthcare expertise you need to become a practice-ready nurse from a university dedicated to making your college-to-career transition as stress-free as possible.

Apply by: 8/12/24
Start classes: 8/26/24
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Program Overview


Reach new heights with our Associate of Science in Nursing.

Earn your Associate of Science in Nursing from the University of Jamestown to kickstart your nursing career with an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. You will experience maximum support when you learn to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care from highly engaged faculty in a student-centered environment. Plus, this innovative hybrid nursing program features flexible, online coursework and in-person clinicals in Fargo, ND.

Upon completion of this Associate of Science in Nursing program, you will be prepared to:

  • Use a clinical decision-making process to provide patient-centered care to diverse patients in all healthcare environments.
  • Collaborate with patients, families and interdisciplinary team members to coordinate healthcare services that promote optimum states of health and wellness.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors of accountability and cultural humility when engaged in unselfish service to humankind.
  • Use quality improvement processes to improve nursing practice and care for patients across the lifespan and continuum of care.
  • Apply technology and current evidence to support safe and effective patient care.
  • Use a clinical decision-making process to provide patient-centered care to diverse patients in all healthcare environments.
  • Collaborate with patients, families and interdisciplinary team members to coordinate healthcare services that promote optimum states of health and wellness.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors of accountability and cultural humility when engaged in unselfish service to humankind.
  • Use quality improvement processes to improve nursing practice and care for patients across the lifespan and continuum of care.
  • Apply technology and current evidence to support safe and effective patient care.

Also available:

The University of Jamestown offers specialized degrees that can help you grow personally and professionally. Learn about our other nursing programs.

Duration: As few as 20 months
Credit Hours: 70
Per Credit Hour: $560
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Accreditation

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The University of Jamestown is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Initial Approval

The University of Jamestown's Associate of Science in Nursing and Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing programs have received initial approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing. 919 S. 7th Street, Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504.

Graduate with training and enhanced preparation.

In addition to offering comprehensive nursing programs, we also work closely with the region’s primary healthcare systems to ensure you build clinical experience and receive an education within immersive learning environments.

Learn more about our Healthcare System Partnerships

Tuition


Get the details on our pay-as-you-go tuition.

Tuition for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is paid by the course, so you can manage costs as you advance.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $39,200
Per Credit Hour: $560

UJ is proud of their state-of-the-art simulation lab, where nursing students gain real-life experience before entering the workforce.

UJ nursing students achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examinations

Calendar


Upcoming dates you need to know.

In our Associate of Science in Nursing degree program, you will complete coursework online and participate in person for your clinicals and simulations. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Start Class: 8/26/24
TermApp DeadlineRegistration DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineStart DateClass End Date
Fall8/12/248/19/248/19/248/19/248/26/2412/15/24
Spring12/2/2412/9/2412/20/2412/20/241/6/255/4/25
Summer4/14/254/7/254/21/254/21/255/5/258/24/25
Fall7/14/256/30/258/12/258/12/258/25/2512/14/25
Spring11/24/2512/8/2512/19/2512/19/251/5/265/3/26

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Admissions


Your guideline for admission to our ASN degree.

For admission into the Associate of Science in Nursing program, you must meet the requirements below:

  • High school diploma
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.5 GPA

Review our streamlined admission process for the Associate of Science in Nursing program. To be considered for admission, you must apply and be accepted to the University of Jamestown prior to applying for acceptance into the nursing program and meet the following requirements:

  • If you have not previously attended a college or university:
    • A high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
      • If your high school or GED cumulative GPA does not meet the minimum 2.5 requirement but is at or above 2.25 (no rounding will be applied), and you meet all other program requirements, you may take the TEAS (Version 7.0). If you score 60% or above (no rounding will be applied), you will be considered qualified for admission.
  • If you have previously attended a college or university:
    • Submit all official transcripts of credit transfers to the Registrar’s Office before entrance into the nursing program
    • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
      • If your cumulative GPA does not meet the minimum 2.5 requirement but is at or above 2.25 (no rounding will be applied), and you meet all other program requirements, you may take the TEAS (Version 7.0). If you score 60% or above (no rounding will be applied), you will be considered qualified for admission.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UJ at this address:

Admissions Office

University of Jamestown Accelerated
3110 N. Central Ave., Ste. L-190
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically.

[email protected]

Have a question? Call us at (833) 690-1224.

Courses


Explore your Associate of Science in Nursing degree courses.

The Associate of Science in Nursing curriculum is comprised of 17 courses, totaling 70 credit hours. Embedded in the coursework are 90 hours of lab and 405 hours of clinical experience.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
This course is an examination of the structure and function of the human body. The physiological principles at the organ-system and organ levels are emphasized with a focus on nervous, skeletal integumentary, endocrine, and muscular systems.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
This course explores professional nursing practice within the US healthcare system. Concepts of person, health, nursing, and environment are introduced and provide a foundation for the role of the nurse and health care for individuals as bio-psychosocial-spiritual beings along the health and wellness spectrum. The course focuses on patient-centered care, inter-professional communication and team members, information systems and healthcare technology, health promotion, and a culture of safety. A clinical decision-making process is introduced and provides a framework to help students think critically and make informed clinical judgements.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
This course is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I and focuses on immune, digestive, reproductive, urinary, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Academic writing and research skills are essential to student success in higher education. However, students are often unaware of the conventions of formal academic research and writing. In this class, students identify and apply relevant academic research and discourse conventions, evaluate, and integrate academic research into their own writing, and employ APA style and citation to build academic ethos. Through discussion boards, scaffolded writing assignments, and hands-on research, students demonstrate the necessary skills for academic success in their chosen programs.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Topics include linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational functions, exponents, and graphing. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra, or by placement.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
A study of the characteristics of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, microorganisms), and principles of their growth and control. Host microbe interaction, including host defenses, infectious diseases, and epidemiology are also included.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course centers on the knowledge and abilities required to perform skills that are foundational to professional nursing practice. Clinical decision-making processes assist students to recognize basic patient needs and make clinical judgements that promote patient and staff safety in the provision of nursing care. Evidence-based techniques and patient-centered approaches for nursing skills are presented throughout the course. Learning experiences include laboratory skills, simulated patient care, and direct patient care. and direct patient care.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on the development of interviewing and physical assessment skills for professional nursing practice. Students learn an evidence-based, systematic approach for the collection and analysis of subjective and objective health- related data for patient throughout the lifespan. Classroom and laboratory experiences promote student confidence and competence in assessing and documenting focused physical, psychosocial, and spiritual patient assessments.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
This course is an overview of the concepts related to the development of humans from conception to old age. Emphases include the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of normal children, adolescents, and adults.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course is the first of three courses focused on evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care for patients throughout the life cycle. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills essential to make sound clinical judgements for the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of optimal health and wellness for diverse patients. Learning experiences within the classroom, simulation center, and direct patient care settings will engage students in the care of the surgical patient, maintenance of fluid and electrolyte/acid-base balance, and care of the patient experiencing issues of the immune, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Pre-Requisites: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills, Health Assessment
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on a holistic and inter-professional team approach to healthcare services for patients with psychiatric-mental and behavioral health issues throughout the lifespan. Clinical decision making, therapeutic and inter-professional treatment strategies, and the continuum of care for mental health and wellness across healthcare settings are emphasized throughout the course. Additionally, care of the child with cognitive, sensory, or communication impairment is addressed. Simulated and direct care patient experiences allow students to apply clinical judgement, therapeutic communication, and evidence based pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to the care of patients with mental health issues. Pre-requisite courses: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills, Health Assessment
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
A study of the basic problems and chief types of ethical theory and of the rational principles sustaining moral discourse.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course is the second of three courses focused on evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care for patients throughout the life cycle. Concepts build upon the student’s previously acquired knowledge and skills and promote personal and professional growth development in the application of safe, quality patient care. Learning experiences within the classroom, simulation center, and direct patient care settings will engage direct-entry MSN students in the maintenance of oxygenation, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and integumentary functions as well as bio-psychosocial-spiritual assessments and the implementation of nursing interventions to enhance and promote adaptation for the child, adult, and family. Pre-requisites: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills, Health Assessment, Nursing Across the Lifespan I
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on current trends in family-centered nursing and presents a holistic approach to address health and illness needs of the childbearing family. The course emphasizes normal growth and development, safety, injury prevention, disease management, and the impact of culture on the family unit’s response to psychological and physical stressors. Learning experiences in the classroom, simulation center, and direct patient care settings provide opportunities for students to participate in preventive, supportive, and therapeutic nursing care for patients throughout the childbearing cycle. Pre-requisites: Developmental Psychology, Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills, Health Assessment, Nursing Across the Lifespan I.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course is the final course in this three courses series focused on evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care for patients throughout the life cycle. This course provides ASN students with opportunities to develop increasing levels of autonomy in the coordination of care for patient with complex health conditions of the cardiovascular and/or neurological systems. Learning experiences within the classroom, simulation center, and direct patient care settings will engage students in patient care situations that require the student to synthesize knowledge from previous nursing courses, supportive courses, and evidence-based scholarly materials. Emphasis is placed on principles of care management including clinical judgement, priority setting, patient safety, collaboration, delegation, and time management. Pre-requisites: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills, Health Assessment, Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Across the Lifespan , Nursing Across the Lifespan II
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course explores the structure and culture of healthcare delivery organizations with a focus on concepts of nursing leadership and quality improvement processes within healthcare delivery systems. Communication and management skills, decision-making, time and stress management, priority setting, interdisciplinary collaboration, and advocacy will be explored. Additionally, ASN students will apply concepts of evidenced-based, quality improvement processes to evaluate actual and potential problems in local healthcare settings. Pre-requisites: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
This course provides a comprehensive review of essential concepts for beginning nursing practice. Focused on preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX-RN licensure examination, the student will apply the NCSBN clinical judgement model to stand-alone and unfolding NCLEX-style questions. A review of nursing knowledge, study skills, stress management techniques, test-taking strategies, and ATI methodologies for NCELX success are embedded throughout this course. Pre-requisites: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Fundamental Nursing Skills, Health Assessment, Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Across the Lifespan I, Nursing Across the Lifespan II • Nursing Across the Lifespan III, Childbearing Family Nursing

"Having professors so willing to help and be a listening ear made all the difference."

Nursing Graduate, Class of 2020

Licensure Disclosure Statement:

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program meets the educational requirements for licensure at the level of Registered Nurse (RN) in all 50 U.S. states. Students who successfully complete the ASN program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

The University of Jamestown has not determined if the ASN program meets the educational requirements for licensure at the level of Registered Nurse (RN) in the following U.S. jurisdictions: District of Columbia, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

Licensure Board Contact Information: National Council of State Boards of Nursing – State Licensure Board page.

North Dakota Board of Nursing Initial Approval, 919 S. 7th Street, Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504.

The University of Jamestown Associate Degree in Nursing Program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2487. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA ([email protected]) no later than August 28, 2024.

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