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
www.tennessee.gov/health

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

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

Student Handbook

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

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- Maria

I think the nursing program at Aquinas really prepares you. It's very rigorous, but I think that the level of respect that the hospitals and community have for it speak to that,  so it's worth it all in the end.

- Audrey S.

Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.

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I wanted to attend a college where I would be allowed to freely and fully practice and grow in my faith, while receiving a dynamic, modern nursing education.

- Mary-Frances N.

We are not taught just "book knowledge," we are also taught practical skills that will enable us to behave as professionals in a nursing environment.

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"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

We are not taught just "book knowledge," we are also taught practical skills that will enable us to behave as professionals in a nursing environment.

- Mary-Frances N.

In high school, I knew I was going to study nursing in college. And so whenever I was wondering where I should go to school, they said go to Aquinas College because Aquinas nurses are selected before anyone else, from the hospitals, they seek us out. So that was definitely a cool thing about Aquinas and why I wanted to study nursing.

- Sarah G.

Since I wanted to go into the medical field, I really wanted to also have an ethical and philosophical dimension to it where we're focused on the dignity of the human person, and seeing each patient as an individual made in the image and likeness of God.

- Eva M.

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