Enter a rewarding, in-demand profession sooner than you think.
An associate degree in nursing (ASN) focuses on direct patient care and is an ideal educational option if you are looking to start your nursing career as soon as possible. Earning your degree through an accredited ASN program also prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, a requirement for many nursing positions.
expected demand for RNs through 2028 -- much faster than the average occupation (BLS.gov)
career placement within six months of graduation for 2-year ASN program graduates (2019)
median annual salary for RNs in Indiana in 2019 (BLS.gov)
We’re focused on you, and we’re convenient. Choose a part-time or full-time class schedule at either our Fort Wayne campus or Crown Point site. At either location, you’ll benefit from an expert faculty, excellent facilities, small classes and an education rooted in the Franciscan tradition of serving others.
Our accredited ASN program introduces you to human anatomy and physiology and the fundamentals of nursing; you’ll explore various areas of nursing from medical-surgical and mental health to maternity and child health.
Our simulation lab and nursing resource center give you a safe environment to learn and practice patient care. You’ll gain experience with industry-standard equipment in professionally modeled exam rooms and patient units, as well as develop your understanding of human physiology with high-fidelity infant, child and adult patient simulators.
USF’s accredited ASN program takes you into real-world healthcare settings where you will continue to develop your nursing skills. These clinical placements allow you to explore multiple aspects of patient care and experience working with various members of a caregiving team. Recent field sites have included:
The way the professors teach is the reason so many students succeed here. Their focus is not to just teach a class and give a grade, but to really help you learn. It’s a personalized and safe learning environment that builds your skills and confidence.
April King ’18
Graduates of our 2-year ASN program find positions in healthcare facilities throughout the region, including:
As you progress through your nursing career, you may wish to continue your education. A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) may open you up to additional or higher-level positions, and pursuing a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) will prepare you for additional opportunities and leadership positions.
When a resume from a University of Saint Francis graduate comes in, it goes to the top of the pile for an interview.
Erin LaCross, MSN’09
Vice President of Nursing Services at Parkview Hospital
USF’s ASN programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
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