Undergraduate Program: ASN

Associate's Degree in Nursing (RN)

*ASN:  The Associate's of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program prepares students for entry-level practice as a nurse. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science in Degree Nursing, the graduate will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse and can work in a variety of healthcare settings including, hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices and urgent care clinics, long-term care and home health care agencies, among other areas. Our experiential and global emphasis prepares learners to excel in nursing core courses and to practice with competence, confidence and compassion.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Nebraska belongs to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) compact. Any student passing the NCLEX-RN exam in Nebraska may also practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in any of the other compact States without reapplying for a license in that state. Click on the following link to access all compact states: https://www.ncsbn.org/compacts.htm  (*note: as the BSN is becoming a requirement in some settings, you may be required to complete your BSN in some areas of the country).  

   

NOTE: Prerequisite courses are also offered by GEMF and will be applied to your degree upon review and approval of your program of study.

Students are admitted throughout the year and all cohorts begin each August. Most students are able to complete the program in 5 to 6 semesters (18-24 months), even if General Education courses are needed. A student must satisfy the required 60 credits for the Associate's Degree in Nursing.

A minimum of 20 nursing credits satisfies the residency requirement at MCHS and includes the following:

ASN COURSES

 SEMESTER ONE (FALL):

NRSG 111 - Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts (4 cr):

 

 

NRSG 112 - Professional Nursing Skills I (2 cr):

 

 

General Education (6 cr):

 

Total: 12 credits

 

SEMESTER TWO (SPRING):
NRSG 121 - Nursing Health Promotion Across the Life Span (4 cr):

 

NRSG 122 - Professional Nursing Skills II (2 cr):

NRSG 131 - Nursing Care of Patients Across the Life Span I (4 cr):

 

 

General Education (3 cr):

 

Total: 13 credits

 

SEMESTER THREE (SUMMER)

NRSG 132 - Mission (4 cr):

 

 

Total: 4 credits

SEMESTER FOUR (FALL):

 

NRSG 211 - Nursing Care of Patients Across the Life Span II (4 cr):

 

NRSG 212 - Global Health Nursing (3 cr):

General Education (6 cr):

 

 

Total: 13 credits

 

SEMESTER FIVE (SPRING):

NRSG 221 - Nursing Care of Patients Across the Life Span III (4 cr):

NRSG 222 - Role Transition to Professional Practice (4 cr):

General Education (6 cr):

Total: 14 credits

SEMESTER SIX (SUMMER):

NRSG 231 - Mission (4 cr):

Total: 4 credits

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NRSG 311 MINISTRY IN HEALTHCARE (3):

This course will focus on health promotion across the lifespan utilizing epidemiological principles with a uniquely spiritual perspective. Students will identify interventions to support health promotion for individuals, families and/or selected age groups through the lens of faith-based care.

(Co-requisite: NRSG 312)

 

NRSG 312 THEORETICAL BASIS FOR CARE (2):

This course provides an introduction to evidence-based nursing practice and research. Students will focus on the practical skills required to identify and appraise the best evidence to support nursing practice. 

(Co-requisite: NRSG 311)

SEMESTER TWO (SPRING):

 

NRSG 321 SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF NURSING LEADERSHIP (4):

This course is designed to develop the leadership, management, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education with a theological perspective. This course explores the complex internal and external forces that affect the delivery of care. 

(Pre-requisites: NRSG 311 & 312; Co-requisite: NRSG 322)

NRSG 322 NURSING INTERVENTIONS AND OUTCOMES (4):

This course is designed for the student to describe use of assessment strategies to detect patient health needs, apply chronic care model to enhance patient and family self-management of a chronic illness, discuss the process used to propose changes in nursing interventions for patients and their families, and identify selected patient healthcare outcomes.

(Pre-requisites: NRSG 321 & 322; Co-requisite: NRSG 321)

SEMESTER THREE (SUMMER):

 

NRSG 411 HOLISTIC CARE (3):

This course is a concept synthesis course in which students use nursing concepts previously introduced and apply them to vulnerable and at-risk populations in a variety of clinical and community settings

(Pre-requisites: NRSG 321 & 322; Co-requisite: NRSG 412)

NRSG 412 CAPSTONE (4):

This capstone course will provide the student the opportunity to complete population health research in coordination with their employer or other community agency. The student will review and analyze current research and apply the findings to a final project.

(Pre-requisites: NRSG 321 & 322; ^Co-requisite: NRSG 411)

NURSING CLINICAL / ELECTIVE (SUMMER (JUNE)) ^satisfies clinical requirement if not employed:

NRSG 413 HEALTHCARE MISSION (4):

This course is designed to apply clinical skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education in a culminating experience through a 10-day, US or international mission trip (or comparable experience). The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level.

(^Pre-requisites: NRSG 411; Passport and international travel may be required).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (some/all may be needed to satisfy the requirement of the BSN and will be shown on then initial degree plan): See General Education Coursework Page