Effective January 23, 2024, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 23, 2026.

Nursing Program (ASN)

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The study of nursing is the application of knowledge from the arts and sciences. The purpose of the IHCP Associate Science Degree Program is to provide the foundation for students to become competent registered nurses. The ASN Program respects the individuality of students and recognizes that each student has different educational, experiential, cultural, spiritual, economic and social backgrounds and a unique support system.

The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare the student to become an effective nurse clinician capable of sound clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare settings and in the community. The curriculum enables students to acquire principles and knowledge from natural and behavioral sciences and blends this coursework with the science of nursing. The integration of the theory and clinical practice is designed to assist the student in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Nursing program prepares students for entry-level, Registered Nurse positions. Successful completion of the Nursing program leads to the award of an Associate in Science degree and permits the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN) and to the State Board of Nursing for licensure. Licensure may be denied by the Board of Nursing for reasons that include, but are not limited to, fraud/deceit in making application, felony or misdemeanor convictions, issues with drugs or alcohol, or charges pending in any state.

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