ECPI University

AAS in Registered Nursing

Working as a nurse can be a fast-paced and stressful job, but it can also be a very rewarding one. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at ECPI University is focused on giving students the technical skills and in-depth knowledge necessary to thrive in that sort of working environment. Find out more today!

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

School Offering Program:

ECPI University

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in this program should have a GED or High School diploma, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They will be required to complete an admissions test with a passing score, and go to a personal interview.

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program at ECPI University is designed to help students understand the different aspects of being a nurse. Students may have the opportunity to study biological aspects of medicine, like anatomy and physiology, as well as the personal interacting skills and critical thinking needed for clinical environments. Students may also be able to learn about different areas of medicine, like surgical, psychiatric, and pediatric. Alongside medical courses, students have the chance to study general education topics like English composition and orientation. By the end of the course, students will have had the opportunity to qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam through the State Board of Nursing.

Learning Format:

On-Campus (please contact ECPI University for program availability at a location near you)

Total Credits Required:

75 Credits

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans. Consult with ECPI University for more information about financial assistance.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact ECPI University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Arts and Sciences Curriculum (27 credits)

  • BIO 111L Anatomy & Physiology I w/term
  • BIO 111L: Anatomy & Physiology I w/term Lab
  • BIO 116: Anatomy & Physiology II w/term
  • BIO 116L: Anatomy & Physiology II w/term Lab
  • ENG 110: College Composition I
  • BIO 105: Microbiology
  • BIO 105L: Microbiology Lab
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • ENG 210: Critical Thinking
  • HLT 101: Nutrition
  • ENG 120: Advanced English Composition

Self Integration Courses (1 credit)

  • COR 101: Freshman Orientation

Core Curriculum (47 credits)

  • NUR 162: Concepts of Nursing I
  • NUR 150: Pharmacology
  • NUR 155: Nursing Math
  • NUR 151: Pharmacology II
  • NUR 163: Concepts of Nursing II
  • NUR 267: Psychiatric Nursing
  • NUR 241: Medical/Surgical Nursing I
  • NUR 242: Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • NUR 243: Parent/Child Nursing
  • NUR 244: Medical/Surgical Nursing II
  • NUR 245: Acute Care Nursing
  • NUR 271: Dimensions of Nursing

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

Upon completing the program, students may choose to pursue a variety of medical career paths. Students may want to work with the hands-on intrapersonal side of medicine or the technical and organizational side, depending on their strengths and interests. They may choose to apply for positions in clinical work environments as well as specialty program offices such as nursing homes and testing facilities.

Positions graduates could be interested in include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Nursing Specialist
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Registered Nurse
  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Nurses Assistant
  • Medical Technician
  • Nursing Coordinator