Program Description- (AS) Program
The Associate of Science in Nursing program is designed to prepare its graduates to practice professional nursing in diverse healthcare settings with excellent knowledge and skills, to provide patient-centered culturally competent care to individuals, families, communities and the national at large using current evidence-based knowledge related to wellness, health promotion, illness and disease management to optimize health care outcomes. The classes can be taken hybrid or on-campus.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Associate of Science (AS) Program Objectives
Students who graduates from the program are expected to:
1 Exhibit professional nursing values and behavior in all activities.
2 Provide patient-center and culturally competent nursing care in diverse health care settings using best evidence-based practice.
3 Ability to synthesize empirical and theoretical knowledge from nursing, other arts, sciences, and humanities for higher order problem solving, which include making clinical decisions/judgments using reflection, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills base on best evidence.
4 Provide professional nursing care to promote health, reduce risk, and manage/prevent illness and disease for individuals, groups, and diverse populations.
5 Exhibit the professional roles of care provider, care coordinator, work as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team and a lifelong learner.
Program Outline/Admission and Entrance Requirements for the (AS) Program
Students must complete 72 credit hours as described below, to receive an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. Program length is approximately 12 months, and this may vary if a student transfers in credits. Because each course in the Nursing major is a prerequisite for a subsequent course, therefore each nursing major must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher and with a minimum of 76% in order to proceed successfully through the program.
All applicants must meet the eligibility and requirements to be accepted into the Nursing program.
Qualified students are admitted to the Nursing Program based on the policy and procedure of the Victory College of Nursing program.
- A Completed application form
- Interview with the nursing program director or designated counselor
- A satisfactory background check upon enrollment and prior to the start of nursing major
- Either a TEAS composite score of 60% or higher or HESI score of 70% or higher.
- or a successful passing score of 70% or higher on the College entrance examination, with a maximum of two attempts.
- The classes can be taken hybrid or on-campus except the clinical courses that must be taken in clinical facilities with professional supervision.
- Successfully complete at least 72 semester credit hours of study. The 75 credit hours must also include a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of relevant general education courses combined with a minimum of 42 semester credit hours of designated major courses.