Registered Nurse

Associate of Science in Nursing

About This Program

Prepare for a career that cares with Salem University. Our Associate of Science in Nursing can teach you the clinical skills you need to become a registered nurse.  Available at our Salem, West Virginia campus, the Associate of Science in Nursing is an accelerated, 22-month program in which you take one class a month.

Studying to become a Registered Nurse with SU offers you:

  • High-quality clinical instruction in a convenient, accelerated format;
  • Instruction from clinically-experienced professors who want you to succeed;
  • Intensive hands-on clinical experience in our Nursing Suite and Simulation Skills labs;
  • Preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

What You’ll Learn

Salem’s Associate of Science in Nursing program focuses on developing professional nurses with excellent reasoning and communication skills. As a graduate of this program, you should be able to provide excellent, appropriate care to patients from diverse backgrounds at every stage of human life.

Classes in our ASN degree include:

  • Advanced Medical – Surgical Nursing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Maternity and Neonatal Nursing
  • Microbiology and Pathophysiology for Nurses
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Mental – Surgical Nursing
  • Human Nutrition
  • Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation
  • Social Perspectives on Health Care
  • Nursing Capstone

In order to graduate from this program, you will need to earn at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in your nursing courses and a 2.0 GPA overall. At the end of your course, you’ll take a comprehensive capstone exam which you must pass in order to receive your degree.

After graduation, you can take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to gain licensure as a registered nurse.

Where You’ll Study

This program is offered at Salem’s main campus in West Virginia. Our on-campus facilities for nurses include high-tech classrooms and simulation skills laboratories. You’ll explore scientific principles in experiments and gain practical hands-on experience for providing patient care.

Please note that clinical rotations for student nurses are very time-intensive. It is very difficult to prepare for an RN while working full-time.

Become a Registered Nurse with Salem

Prepare to become a caring professional—become a nurse. Talk to a Salem University admissions advisor for more information today!