Nursing - Associate Degree

https://www.st-marys.org/education-training/center-for-education/

Vice President of Schools of Nursing and Health Professions: Dr. Joey Trader, Ed.D. , M.S.N., RN, CNE

The Associate in Science in Nursing Program is a cooperative effort between the Marshall University College of Health Professions and St. Mary’s School of Nursing. This program may be completed in two academic years and requires 72 credit hours. General education courses are offered on the Marshall University Huntington campus and nursing courses are offered at St. Mary’s School of Nursing at the Center for Education at St. Mary’s Medical Center at 2853 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25702. Graduates of this program receive an Associate in Science in Nursing degree from Marshall University and are eligible to make application to the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Please call Dr. Trader at 304-526-1416 or e-mail to jtrader@st-marys.org for questions regarding the Associate in Science in Nursing program.

Accreditation

“The Associate Degree nursing program at St. Mary’s/Marshall University Associate of Science in Nursing Program located in Huntington, West Virginia is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the St. Mary’s/Marshall University Cooperative Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

–View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Admission Requirements

All applicants must be either a graduate of an accredited high school or have a high school equivalent through GED testing. All applicants are encouraged to take the ACT and submit results to St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Applicants are admitted twice a year for classes beginning in August or January.

High School Seniors and Applicants Who Have Completed Fewer than 12 College Credit Hours Must Have:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • A minimum of C on all college courses completed

The Following High School Courses are Strongly Recommended:

  • English - 4 units
  • Science - 3 units (chemistry, biology I and biology II)
  • Math - 2 units (one should be algebra)
  • Social Studies - 3 units

Applicants Who Have Completed at Least 12 College Credit Hours Must Have:

  • A minimum of C on each required non-nursing course completed
  • An overall 2.0 GPA (C average) or better on all courses completed
  • An overall 2.0 GPA on all courses completed at Marshall University
  • Taken 12 college semester credit hours at the 100 level or above for a grade

GED Applicants Must:

  • Meet criteria for GED admission as stated in the Marshall University undergraduate catalog
  • Have completed at least 12 college credit hours at the 100 level and earned grades of C or above
  • Meet criteria for applicants who have completed at least 12 college credit hours

Tuition Assistance Program

The Marshall University Employee Dependent Undergraduate Tuition Assistance Program cannot be used to cover the tuition and fees of the St. Mary’s/Marshall University cooperative programs, which include medical imaging, nursing, and respiratory care. These programs are classified as third-party waiver programs, which are exempted from the Employee Dependent Tuition Assistance Program.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must be either a graduate of an accredited high school or have a high school equivalent through GED testing. All applicants are encouraged to take the ACT and submit results to St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Applicants are admitted twice a year for classes beginning in August or January.

High School Seniors and Applicants Who Have Completed Fewer than 12 College Credit Hours Must Have:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • A minimum of C on all college courses completed

The Following High School Courses are Strongly Recommended:

  • English - 4 units
  • Science - 3 units (chemistry, biology I and biology II)
  • Math - 2 units (one should be algebra)
  • Social Studies - 3 units

Applicants Who Have Completed at Least 12 College Credit Hours Must Have:

  • A minimum of C on each required non-nursing course completed
  • An overall 2.0 GPA (C average) or better on all courses completed
  • An overall 2.0 GPA on all courses completed at Marshall University
  • Taken 12 college semester credit hours at the 100 level or above for a grade

GED Applicants Must:

  • Meet criteria for GED admission as stated in the Marshall University undergraduate catalog
  • Have completed at least 12 college credit hours at the 100 level and earned grades of C or above
  • Meet criteria for applicants who have completed at least 12 college credit hours

Students fully admitted into the A.S.N. program are exempt from the Core and instead complete a customized general education, as noted below.

General Education
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 13
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CHM 205General, Organic, and Biochem 13
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT) 13
BSC 227Human Anatomy 14
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology4
Major-Specific
BSC 250 Bison image Microbiol & Human Disease4
DTS 210Nutrition3
PSY 311Child Development3
NUR 120Introduction to Nursing8
NUR 220Health Alterations I8
NUR 225Psychiatric Nursing4
NUR 230Health Alterations II7
NUR 235Maternal-Child Nursing6
NUR 241Health Alterations III9
 
 

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Every NUR course is taught every semester and the support courses are taught as such as well.

Courses

NUR 120 Introduction to Nursing8 Credit hours   

Indroduce the nursing role and use of the nursing process in assisting adult clients to meet basic needs. Clinical in- cluded.

Pre-req: BSC 227 with a minimum grade of C and CHM 205 with a minimum grade of C and ENG 101 with a minimum grade of C and PSY 201 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 228 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and DTS 314 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and PSY 311 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

Concurrent PR: BSC 228 and DTS 314 and PSY 311
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
NUR 220 Health Alterations I8 Credit hours   

Focus is on nursing care of adult clients responding to potential and actual health alterations. Clinical included. (PR: NUR 120)

Pre-req: NUR 120 with a minimum grade of C and BSC 250 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C.

Concurrent PR: BSC 250
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
NUR 225 Psychiatric Nursing4 Credit hours   

Focus is on the nursing role in caring for clients with alterations of psychosocial functioning. Clinical included. (PR: NUR 220)

Pre-req: NUR 120 with a minimum grade of C.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
NUR 230 Health Alterations II7 Credit hours   

Focus is on nursing care of adult clients with health alterations of specific physiological systems. Role requirements and processes utilized in managing groups of clients in introduced. Clinical included. (PR: NUR 220) 5 hours theory/ 2 hours lab.

Pre-req: NUR 120 with a minimum grade of C and NUR 220 with a minimum grade of C.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
NUR 235 Maternal-Child Nursing6 Credit hours   

Focus is on the nursing role utilized in promoting health and caring for the child bearing family and pediatric clients. Clinical included. (PR: NUR 220)

Pre-req: NUR 220 with a minimum grade of C and NUR 225 with a minimum grade of C.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
NUR 241 Health Alterations III9 Credit hours   

focus is on nursing care of adult clients with health alterations of specific physiological systems. Clinical included. (PR: NUR 230)

Pre-req: NUR 230 with a minimum grade of C and NUR 235 with a minimum grade of C.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode

 Bison icon - General Education Course

Courses to be Completed prior to ASN Major

These courses MUST be completed prior to entering the A.S.N. major and can be taken during summer, fall or spring semester, depending on class availability.

ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
CHM 205General, Organic, and Biochem3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
BSC 227Human Anatomy4
Total Credit Hours13

Two Year Plan

The Associate in Science in Nursing Program is a cooperative effort between the Marshall University College of Health Professions and St. Mary’s School of Nursing. This program may be completed in two academic years and requires 72 credit hours. General education courses are offered on the Marshall University campus and nursing courses are offered at St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Graduates of this program receive an Associate in Science in Nursing degree from Marshall University and are eligible to make application to the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
NUR 120 Introduction to Nursing 8
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology 4
PSY 311 Child Development 3
DTS 210 Nutrition 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
BSC 250 Bison image Microbiol & Human Disease 4
NUR 220 Health Alterations I 8
NUR 225 Psychiatric Nursing 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
NUR 230 Health Alterations II 7
NUR 235 Maternal-Child Nursing 6
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
NUR 241 Health Alterations III 9
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours59