Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program prepares students to become competent and confident beginning level practitioners of nursing in the Catholic-Dominican tradition and as generalists in a variety of acute, chronic, and outpatient clinical settings. The integrated competency-based curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts, sciences, religious studies, and in the art and science of nursing. The course of study immerses students in professional nursing practice to provide safe, ethical, and effective nursing interventions, integrating the Christian values and moral principles that promote the dignity, freedom, and flourishing of every person.

The ASN program is currently being phased out as we transition to a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, commencing in August 2015. Learn more about this innovative, community population-centered nursing program.

Program of Study

The Associate of Science in Nursing program consists of an academically challenging nursing curriculum integrated with a liberal arts core.

Approval and Accreditation

The ASN program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Tennessee Board of Nursing
Division of Health Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
(800) 778-4123

The ASN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN).

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Student Handbook

Office of the School of Nursing
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 ext. 446
Fax: (615) 783-0562

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