Associate of Science in Nursing
If you are interested in a helping profession working with people, then you will
be well suited for a career in nursing. Not only do nurses provide physical care,
but they also provide emotional support and counsel about health related issues. Registered
nurses are instrumental in educating the public about various health conditions and
Why choose TROY?
As a graduate of the Troy University Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program,
you will have the skills necessary to function as a registered nurse in a variety
of healthcare settings. You will possess the knowledge of specific aspects of the
biological sciences, the humanities and nursing science required for nursing practice
in both acute and long-term care settings. Both the professional core and the supporting
liberal arts coursework in the ASN program contain courses designed to foster personal
and professional responsibility, leadership, appreciation of the sciences, humanities
and the environment, as well as an appreciation for the necessity of life-long learning.
The ASN program is led by exceptionally educated and experienced faculty, including
three doctoral-prepared faculty and two board-certified nurse practitioners. Faculty
members have many years of clinical experience and consistently work in the clinical
area so that they can best prepare their students for clinical practice.
Passage rates of Troy University ASN students on the NCLEX-RN, the Alabama Board of
Nursing’s standard for all schools, consistently rank above 80 percent. The 5-semester
program adequately prepares students to enter the nursing workforce immediately upon
What Can You Do with an Associate of Science in Nursing?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected
to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
They report this growth will occur due to an increased emphasis on preventative care,
an increasing number of chronic conditions and a greater demand for healthcare services
from the aging population as they live longer and more active lives than previous
Registered nurses may be interested in the following areas:
- Critical care
- Maternity care
- Public health
The Pre-Requisite courses for Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 3347/L347) plus Lab, and
Microbiology (BIO3372/L372) plus Lab are waived for students who have been officially
admitted to the ASN Program.
All course descriptions are available in the Troy University Undergraduate Catalog.
Typical Program of Studies
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program is designed to be completed in five
full-time semesters. Should a student at any time leave the nursing sequence, the
student's readmission to the sequence is on a space available basis and must be approved
by the Admissions and Progression Committee of the ASN Program.
My Degree Map - Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
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