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LPN-to-ASN Program Overview
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
• provides a dynamic pathway for entry into professional registered nurse (RN) practice;
• continually evolves to reflect local community needs and current and emerging health care delivery trends;
• responsible for instilling the tenets of advocacy, professional involvement, lifelong learning, and leadership; and
• involves evidence-based practice which prepares graduates to employ critical thinking, clinical competence, and technical proficiency in health care settings.
Note: Learners enrolled in a Supervised On-ground Field Experience (SOFE) must progress through the Program according to the Program Plan. For each enrolled cohort, a predetermined course schedule outlining the entire Program is established at the time of the initial enrollment. The predetermined original Program Plan may not be modified unless extenuating circumstances arise. The College does not guarantee the availability of courses at a specific SOFE outside the predetermined course schedule and reserves the right to change Program Plans as necessary. If circumstances prevent the learner from completing the Program within the original course schedule (i.e. LOA, failed courses, etc.), the learner may be required to complete the remainder of the Program Plan at another SOFE region.
Program Financial Aid
Financial Aid (FA) staff will work individually with prospective learners to ensure that options for paying the cost of their education are explored. Creating a college savings plan is very important and helps get you started on the right foot when it comes to Financial Aid. Click here to review a basic template.
All financial arrangements must be made prior to the first day of class, and learners must meet all financial aid requirements at the time of graduation for release of transcripts, diploma, and participation in the commencement ceremony. The learner and his/her family have the responsibility for planning and paying for college. Financial Aid includes resources such as:
- prepaid college savings plans
- personal savings
- personal income, and
- institutional, state, and Federal Student Aid (FSA)
- How many credits do you need for the LPN to ASN degree?
The blended distance curriculum consists of forty-eight (48) semester credits of nursing core coursework and is delivered over sixty-four (64) academic weeks. Learners are required to take the nursing courses in the sequence described. The LPN to ASN Program requires an additional twenty (20) semester credits of general education coursework. A total of sixty-eight (68) semester credits are required for graduation.
- How long does it take to get an ASN?
The Program is designed to be completed within five (5) academic semesters. However, it may take longer to complete if learners take GE courses at institutions of higher learning that require prerequisites to the Program’s mandatory GE coursework.
- How hard is it to get an ASN degree?According to the grading system and grading scale, a passing grade of at least “C” or higher is required in all courses. Any course with a failing grade must be repeated before progressing in the Academic Program.
- How much does the LPN-to-ASN Program cost?
Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed LPN to ASN Program curriculum with a minimum “C” grade in each lower-division nursing core course and all other graduation requirements, the learner will earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree.
Questions regarding Admissions into the Program or Financial Aid, speak directly with an Admissions or Financial Aid Advisor at (801) 689-2160. For more information, download our complete College Catalog.
LPN to ASN Program Accreditation
Nightingale College LPN to ASN (distance education) program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
If you want to find out more about Nightingale’s Programs Accreditation, check Accreditation and Affiliations.