Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Nursing

Program

Students enrolled in the Nursing (ASN) Program must complete 30 credit hours of general education/collateral course work. All students admitted to the program will be required to meet the general education requirements and collateral course program requirements below if not obtained already. 

I. LMU Specific Courses

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Sub-Total Credits
1

II. English Communication

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Sub-Total Credits
6

VII. Technology

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2

VIII. Elective Credit

(BIOL 230 Microbiology is highly recommended) 

Sub-Total Credits
4

*BIOL 261 and BIOL 262 are nursing requirements. Any laboratory science course in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics meets LMU’s natural science general education requirement for associate degrees. However, students who have completed one of these courses for their social science requirement would still be required to take BIOL 261 and BIOL 262 as a nursing requirement. 

IX. General Education Proficiency

Required testing and other measures are used to determine the extent to which students achieve the learning outcomes of The Core Curriculum at the Associates level. Students graduating from an Associates degree program are tested in the semester of graduation. 

*LPN-RN students: This includes eight (8) credits for LPN Mobility. Six (6) credit hours are awarded once the LPN has submitted proof of a valid non-restricted LPN license. The two (2) additional credit hours are awarded after the LPN has submitted validation of one year of current working experience as an LPN. 

Generic ASN students and/or LPN-RN students must successfully complete a total of 66 credit hours to be eligible for graduation; 30 general education/collateral course credit hours (transferred in) and 36 nursing credit hours. 

Note: Student will be responsible for Special Credit (SC) fees the semester these credits are awarded, as stated in the current Catalog. 

Note: For courses with an NURS prefix, 1 clock hour of lecture per week for 15 weeks earns 1 credit hour; 3 clock hours of clinical/lab time per week for 15 weeks earns 1 credit hour. In addition, students may only register for a NURS course with the signature of a nursing advisor or the ASN Program Chair on their registration form. 

Total Credits
66