Nursing

Nursing Class

Program Overview

Our Associate of Science in Nursing program will prepare you to sit for the State Board of Nursing examination to become a registered nurse. In the program, you’ll receive a strong foundation in the sciences and in clinical knowledge. Learn more about our program’s mission, goals and philosophy.

Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford at the Bradford campus located in Bradford, PA and the Titusville campus located in Titusville, PA is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3390 Peachtree Road NE 
Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate of science in nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

Our NCLEX pass rates:

Class of 2021: 82.86% (Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021)
Class of 2020: 70% (Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020)
Class of 2019: 88% (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019)
Class of 2018: 100% (Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018)

Once Accepted

We’ll help you get started on your nursing career, which will give you lifelong opportunities. Once you’re admitted into our program, you’ll need to meet additional requirements.

Nursing Curriculum

In our two-year program, you'll study in the classroom and combine technology in our simulation and learning skills labs to learn about a variety of nursing specialties, such as  medical-surgical, maternal-child, psychiatric and surgical nursing. You'll also get hands-on experience, caring for patients at several of the health care facilities in the region, starting in the very first semester of the AS program. Learn more about our curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate of the Associate Nursing (ASN) program will:

  • Utilize the nursing process as a basis for decision-making in the provision of safe, holistic, quality client-centered care to meet the needs of diverse clients across the lifespan.
  • Apply the concepts/theories assimilated from natural, social sciences, nursing and nursing research in the planning, prioritization, and delivery of care, teaching and health promotion for diverse clients utilizing clinical data and literature to support decisions and evaluate outcomes of care.
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic communication with clients, families, significant others, and health team members utilizing appropriate channels of communication to accomplish goals related to the delivery of client care
  • Demonstrate the management of care for clients in an environment that promotes clients’ values, self-esteem, dignity, safety, and comfort and supports participation by the client, family, significant others, and members of the health care team in the plan of care while maintaining accountability for individual nursing practice
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry through participation in learning activities to maintain safe practice, advance quality care, foster critical thinking and promote the profession of nursing.
  • Utilize current technology effectively and efficiently to manage and deliver safe, quality care for diverse clients within the structured care setting.
  • Demonstrate decision-making and purposeful actions that are consistent with the standards of nursing practice and within the ethical and legal framework of nursing.

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