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University of Pittsburgh Titusville    
2023-2024 Titusville Campus Catalog 
  
 
  Mar 04, 2024
 
2023-2024 Titusville Campus Catalog

Nursing, AS in Nursing


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Contact: Dr. Jean Truman

The Unit in Nursing prepares professional nurses for entry to practice at the associate degree level.  This includes advanced clinical skills and preparation for independent leadership and management roles in a variety of settings.

The Associate of Science in Nursing degree program is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC). 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
(404)975-5000
 
The most recent accrediation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.  View the public infomation disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm
 
AS in Nursing graduates are required to take the national examination for registered nurse licensure.  A person with criminal convictions may be prohibited from licensure as a registered nurse by the boards of nursing in various states.  Prospective students in that situation should call the board of nursing in the state where they plan to practice.

Degree Requirements


Course Requirements in the Major


Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all required nursing courses and science cognate courses (BIOL 0202, BIOL 0212, BIOL 0213, BIOL 0222, BIOL 0223, and CHEM 0103), as well as a minimum grade of “C-” in all required General Education and elective courses.

Credits: 38


Required for some students:


Human experience electives:


(choose 6 credits from two of the following three areas)

Arts and Letters; Behavioral, Economic, and Political Sciences; History, Cultures, and Philosophical Inquiry

Credits: 28


Minimum credits required for graduation: 66


Suggested Course of Study


Please be advised


Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university.  Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualifications or eligibility.  Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.  Prospective students in that situation should contact the board of nursing in the state where they plan to practice.

Transportation


Please note, that Pitt Titusville is located in rural Pennsylvania.  Clinical experiences throughout the ASN program necessitate travel to agencies within and beyond the Titusville community in order to facilitate student’s meeting program outcomes. When the student is enrolled in a course necessitating travel to community agencies, the student is responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the agency.  Students are not permitted to travel in agency-employee-vehicles during clinical or observational experiences.

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