The right credentials can expand your employment opportunities and increase your income potential in the nursing field.
Registered nurses, or RNs, provide and coordinate patient care in a variety of healthcare settings — and they are in high demand. An associate of science degree in nursing (ASN) provides the academic foundation and clinical experience you need to prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
We developed our LPN-to-ASN program with current nursing professionals in mind:
With an educational mission rooted in Franciscan values of faith and reason, USF’s nursing programs provide a holistic, person-centered approach to patient care. You’ll gain the knowledge and technical skills to become a competent RN — and essential soft skills that will make you stand-out as a compassionate, caring healthcare professional.
of our ASN graduates are employed within six months
growth rate predicted for registered nurses through 2029 (BLS.gov)
median annual salary for RNs in Indiana (BLS.gov, 2019)
When you become an ASN student at the University of Saint Francis, you’ll find a safe learning environment where you will develop not just skills and techniques, but also confidence in your abilities as a nursing professional.
You will collaborate with classmates on real-world scenarios in a state-of-the-art science center that features:
The LPN-to-ASN program also includes more than 450 clinical hours; you’ll gain valuable professional experience as you observe and work with various members of a patient care team at partner sites such as:
Working at Parkview Hospital, I always heard Saint Francis had the best nursing program around. Now I know why: there’s a level of professionalism here that prepares students to succeed.
Megan Middleton ’18
Once you’ve earned your degree, pass your NCLEX-RN exam and officially become a nurse, you’ll be able to work as an RN in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as:
Additional Career and Educational Opportunities
After completing an associate degree in nursing, many USF graduates pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing to expand career opportunities even more.
Graduates of USF’s LPN-to-ASN Program find nursing positions at places such as:
The LPN-ASN program at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne and Crown Point, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
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