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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) is designed to prepare students for the nursing profession. Students are given theoretical instructions and an opportunity to demonstrate clinical application of nursing skills as they prepare for entry level practice as registered nurses. The LPN transitioning to the ASN program or direct entry student without nursing experience are required to complete the General Education Requirements (GER) and pre-requisites listed for the ASN program, and co-requisites as specified. Furthermore, the ASN program is approved by the American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board that grants the graduate eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the Registered Nurse (RN). The ASN program also provides the foundation for an off-island Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Successful completion of these Registry Examinations enables the nurse to practice in the United States accredited hospitals and Public Health agencies within American Samoa, as well as other U.S. territories.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
Communication
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
Select one 3 credit course from the following options and HIS 162 for a total of six (6) credits
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
(required)
3
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
NUR 201/201L Nursing Transition 6
NUR 203/203L Maternal Newborn 6
NUR 204/204L Nursing of Children 6
NUR 205/205L Adult Health I 7
NUR 206 Issues & Trends in Nursing 2
NUR 207/207L Adult Health II 8
NUR 208/208L Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing 6
NUR 211/211L Community Health Nursing 6
PHM 200 General Pharmacology 4
Total Co-Foundational Requirement Credits: 51

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Co-Foundational Requirements 51
Total Credits: 79