2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog

Nursing, A.S./B.S. (2+2)

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Dean School of Nursing - Dr. Julie A. Luetschwager, Ph.D., M.S.N, RN

AD Department Chairperson - Kelly A. McAdams, MS, RN, RD, LDN, CCRN, CNE

RN - BSN Department Chairperson - Dr. Bonnie Noll-Nelson, DNP, RN, CNE

The Nursing curriculum for the combined Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science Degree Program is designed to be a two-plus-two program, allowing students to progress seamlessly through both programs. The Associate of Science Degree is earned within the first two years or first five semesters depending upon the pre-licensure curriculum plan applicable to the student. Students then progress through a course sequence to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program according to individual needs and preferred scheduling options.

Students entering the 2+2 program will begin with the Associate of Science Degree Nursing program and adhere to the program outcomes, admission, pre-enrollment, enrollment, and progression requirements as designated in the College Catalog. Students will follow a curriculum plan specifically designed to support seamless progression to earn both an Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree. The Associate/Bachelor of Science (2+2) program can be completed in eight (8) semesters or less depending on student needs. The Bachelor of Science core and major course requirements can be taken at the main campus, select off campus sites, or fully online. Traditional and accelerated course options are available.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Associate and RN-BSN Degree programs are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326



Associate of Science Degree Components

Core Course Requirements


Art/English/Music/Theatre/Social Science

History/Political Science

  • HS or PS 3 Credits


Information Communication Technologies

Religious Studies

  • RS 3 Credits

Cultural Diversity

Total Credits in Core: 23 Credits

Major Course Requirements

Total Credits in Major: 34 Credits

(Includes 3 credits for the Cultural Diversity requirement)

Other Required Coursework

Total Credits for Other Coursework: 11 Credits

Total Credits for Degree: 68 Credits

Bachelor of Science Degree Components RN-BSN

Additional Core Course Requirements

Upper-Division Literature

  • EN 300/400 3 Credits

Information Communication Technology


  • AR, EN, MU, TH 3 Credits

Religious Studies/Philosophy

  • RS 300/400 3 Credits

Cultural Diversity

Total Credits in Core: 14 Credits

Total Credits in Major: 23-24 Credits

(Includes 6 credits in the core)

Additional Credits from ADN, Diploma, or Electives: 14-15 Credits

Total Credits for Degree: 120 Credits

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