Registered Nursing (RN) Program

Division of Health Sciences and Nursing

Program Admission

The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is a limited enrollment program. Students must be admitted to Northshore Technical Community College prior to applying for acceptance into the ASN program. 

Program Mission

It is the mission of Northshore Technical Community College ASN program to prepare exceptional, compassionate, and knowledgeable registered nurses with the ability to deliver evidence-based care to individuals, families, and diverse groups in our community. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam for R.N. (NCLEX-RN) and be prepared to enter the workforce as a registered nurse generalist, and/or begin transfer course work to a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (SBN) program. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program will be able to:

  • Provide safe and effective patient-centered nursing care to populations served, incorporating culture and diversity  
  • Practice within the legal, ethical and professional scope of the registered nurse  
  • Utilize evidence-based practice to guide clinical reasoning and decision making  
  • Effectively communicate the health needs of populations served to interdisciplinary members 
  • Integrate technology to enhance clinical decision-making for improved patient outcomes 

Student achievement related to Program Learning Outcomes is assessed systematically and results are made available on the Program Review webpage

Campuses/Sites Offered

  • Lacombe Campus (accepting applications beginning March 15th for Fall 2023)

(​LSBN initial program approval 12/12/23)

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

The following criteria must be satisfied towards completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing:

Semester 1: *Note: Must apply for admissions to ASN Program before posted deadline**
ENGL 1015English Composition I3
MATH 1015College Algebra3
or MATH 1005 College Algebra Fundamentals
BIOL 2200Human Anatomy & Physiology I3
BIOL 2215Anatomy & Physiology LAB I1
History Elective HIST 1010, 1020, 1500, 2010, or 20203
Semester 2: **Must be accepted into ASN Program to register for nursing courses**
ENGL 1025English Composition II3
BIOL 2300Human Anatomy & Physiology II3
BIOL 2315Anatomy & Physiology LAB II1
NURS 1100
NURS 1110
NURS 1120Nursing Health Assessment2
NURS 1130Appl of Nursing Health Assessm1
NURS 1150Pharmacology Lab1
Semester 3
BIOL 2230Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 2240Medical Microbiology Lab1
PSYC 2040Developmental Psychology3
NURS 2200Nursing Concepts I5
NURS 2210Appl of Nursing Concepts I3
Semester 4
MATH 2410Elementary Statistics3
NURS 2300Nursing Concepts II5
NURS 2310Appl of Nursing Concepts II5
Semester 5
Fine Arts Elective ARTS 1010 or 1020, MUSC 1010, THEA 10103
NURS 2400Nursing Concepts III5
NURS 2410Appl of Nursing Concepts III5
NURS 2500Nursing Capstone: Trans to Pro1
Total Hours66

Special Comments:

  • Anticipated program length for completion is 5 semesters. 
  • Program requirements must be completed with a programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher and grade of "C" or higher in all applicable coursework.

Career Information

Career Opportunities

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