Undergraduate Program Information: Nursing (ASN) Program

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) 

The end-of-program student learning outcomes state the graduate of the Associate of Science in Nursing program will: 

  • outline a plan of care for a person’s ability to function within the individual’s current environment, 
  • treat all persons, groups, and communities with dignity and respect to the individual’s culture and belief system, 
  • apply the nursing process to plan and evaluate interventions that promote a person’s adaptation to their maximum potential of health and well-being, 
  • apply the nursing process to prioritize safe, quality care for all persons within their care. 
  • establish professional relationships by communicating effectively via the spoken, written, and electronic mediums, 
  • establish professional relationships by employing the role of the nurse in relation to other members of the health care team, 
  • examine existing, evidence-based strategies to promote adaptation within the persons’ present health state, and 
  • formulate a plan for success on the NCLEX-RN and for continued education in the nursing profession. 

Graduates of the ASN program are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN through the State Board of Nursing in which they plan to practice. The Board of Nursing has the right to deny licensure to practice nursing to individuals guilty of crime, unprofessional conduct, or incompetence. Direct any questions regarding eligibility to take the licensing examination to the board of nursing in the state in which the student wishes to be registered. The specific rules related to eligibility for the Florida Board of Nursing may be found in Section 464.008, of the Florida Statutes. 

Please be aware that in certain academic programs requiring internship or placement, an additional criminal background check and chain of custody urine drug screen (in addition to the one required with the medical profile), may be required by affiliate agencies and organizations. If required, these tests would be obtained at the student’s expense. 

Nursing (ASN) Admission Requirements 

Students must first be admitted to the University before formally applying for admission to the Nursing (ASN) program. Admission to the University, however, does not guarantee admission to the Nursing (ASN) program. Admission to the program is competitive. Factors considered include: cumulative grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, grades/grade point average in required Associate Degree Core Curriculum courses, completion of BIOL 261, BIOL 262, and MATH 105 or higher with grades no lower that “C”, and number of repeated courses and withdrawals, and grade improvement over time. 

The Nursing (ASN) program at LMU requires completion of general education courses as well as nursing courses. Students will submit transcripts for general education courses to LMU for review. Upon successful transfer and meeting all admissions criteria, the student will be considered for admission to the LMU Nursing (ASN) program. 

Admission is based on the following: 

  • Admission to Lincoln Memorial University 
  • Formal application for admission to the program 
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended. 
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher 
  • Completed medical profile form. 
  • All general education/collateral courses, with the exception of LNCN 100, must be transferred in from accredited institutions 

Requirements for LPNs desiring to be in the LPN-ASN program: 

  • Be a graduate of a practical nursing program 
  • Show proof of a valid non-restricted LPN license 
  • Have validation of one year of current working experience as an LPN 
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of General Education courses which will include o BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
    • BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
    • Math 105 or higher 
  • Apply and be accepted to Lincoln Memorial University 
  • Apply and be accepted into the Nursing (ASN) Program [see aforementioned Nursing (ASN) Admission requirements] 

Prior to beginning the ASN program the student must submit: 

  • A completed physical examination form 
  • Evidence of a negative chain of custody urine drug screen and background check 
  • Current negative two-step TST or blood assay for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. with a completed TB Risk Assessment form; Rubella, Rubeola & Mumps titer or documentation of 2 MMR vaccines; Varicella titer or immunization with Varicella vaccine; Flu immunization; COVID immunization; Hepatitis B immunization series; and proof of Tdap booster within the past 10 years. 
  • Current CPR certification (must be Healthcre Provider and include adult, child and infant training) 
  • Proof of medical insurance coverage 
  • Completed and signed Student Essential Functions Form 

The Admissions Committee will review all applicants’ materials. Applicants will be considered based on admission criteria; admission is competitive. 

Any omission, false or misleading information on the application related to prior admission to a nursing school will preclude the student from being considered for admission or will result in the student being dismissed from the program. 

Transfer of Credit for the Nursing (ASN) Program 

Up to 29 hours of general education/collateral coursework will be considered for transfer into the Nursing (ASN) program from accredited institutions. All general education/collateral coursework, with the exception of LNCN 100, must be transferred in from another institution. All transferred coursework must carry a grade of “C” or better. Credit for Anatomy and Physiology (including labs for these courses) earned more than eight years ago must be approved by the ASN Program Chair. 

Transfer work for NURS 115 credit may be considered based on the following criteria: Course content comparable to LMU’s NURS 115 (validated by syllabus of transferred coursework provided by the petitioner); coursework no more than 18 months old from completion of course; skills comparable to LMU’s NURS 115; grade of a B or better; 6 hour credit course. *Please note: A minimum of 25% of the program must be completed at LMU; therefore, the remaining 30 hours of NURS courses (which comprises 45% of the program total) must be completed through the LMU Caylor School of Nursing. 

Nursing (ASN) Program Progression & Readmission 

Attendance at a nursing orientation session prior to beginning the Nursing (ASN) program is mandatory. In addition, attendance is mandatory on the first day of all NURS courses. If a student fails to attend the first day of a NURS course, they may forfeit their space in the program. 

Students must successfully complete both theoretical and clinical components of any course bearing the NURS prefix. This means to continue in the Nursing (ASN) program, students are required to earn a letter grade of “B” or better (which means a cumulative number score of 80% or better) in each NURS course and a satisfactory in the clinical component of the course. An unsatisfactory grade in clinical will result in an “F” for the NURS course. The student will not be allowed to remain in the NURS course for the remainder of the semester once an unsatisfactory grade is received in the clinical area. 

If a student earns below a grade of “B” in a NURS course or chooses to interrupt their NURS course sequence for any reason, a readmission application must be submitted to nursing. This means, the student cannot progress in the program until they are readmitted to said nursing course and successfully complete that course. Students re-entering the nursing program for any reason may not have a lapse of more than 18 months. Readmission to the Nursing (ASN) program is NOT guaranteed. If readmitted, the student must successfully remediate a specified course/s to continue in the ASN program. If a student is readmitted, it is with the understanding that they will not be allowed to continue in the nursing program if another grade below a “B” is earned in a NURS course. 

If two grades below a “B” are earned in NURS courses, whether in the same semester or different semesters, the student will not be eligible for admission, readmission, and/or progression in the Nursing (ASN) program. 

Any student with an Incomplete “I” in any nursing course (s) will not be allowed to enroll in subsequent nursing courses until the Incomplete “I” has been removed from the transcript. 

Nursing (ASN) Grading Scale 

The LMU Grading System is based on a 4.0 scale. 

The grading scale for the Nursing (ASN) Program is as follows: 

A 90-100 4.00 quality points
B+ 87-89 3.33 quality points
B 80-86 3.00 quality points
C+ 77-79 2.33 quality points
C 70-76 2.00 quality points
D+ 67-69 1.33 quality points
D 60-66 1.00 quality points
F Below 60 0 quality points