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As one of the most respected careers in the healthcare field, nursing is a great career option. South Central College (SCC) is proud to have been training competent, compassionate and confident nurses for over 50 years. This rich history illustrates how SCC’s Nursing Program is committed to excellence and how it successfully provides comprehensive educational preparation through classroom, lab, and clinical experiences.
Pursuing a nursing degree at SCC is a great value in a vibrant learning atmosphere with smaller class sizes, expert instructors and lower tuition than many other area colleges. An Associate of Science Nursing Degree will prepare a student to work in long term care, treatment service facilities, clinics, assisted living, home care, and acute care facilities.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree prepares the student to the RN role for future employment possibilities in long term care, treatment service facilities, clinics, assisted living, home care, and acute care facilities.
The 64-credit Associate of Science in Nursing degree is approved by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON).
The LPN to RN Plan is for the current LPN who is interested in earning an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree, you will be granted advanced standing and start your first semester with a 4-credit transition course (NURS 2200, LPN to RN Role Transition) to establish foundations to the RN role. In addition, as a returning LPN, you will follow an adjusted ASN degree plan with advanced standing of 4 credits for your previous nursing education.
A student who completes either the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing curriculum or the LPN to RN Transition plan is awarded an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for the registered nurse (NCLEX - RN).
Students earning an Associate of Science Degree may transfer credits to a four-year institution to work towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree program student learning outcomes and definitions are based on the National League for Nursing (NLN) for the associate degree in nursing.
- Human Flourishing: Demonstrate nursing care that is client-centered, culturally sensitive, and based on the holistic needs of clients and families.
- Nursing Judgment: Use sound nursing judgment in the provision of safe, quality care.
- Professional Identity: Practice professional nursing in an ethical and legal manner that integrates integrity, accountability, leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.
- Spirit of Inquiry: Contribute to the management of healthcare and continued quality improvement by incorporating evidence-based practice, cost containment, and current technology
South Central College Credentials: AS Degree
Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campus
With the large aging population in the U.S., the need for Registered Nurses will remain strong for years to come.
|Region||2016 Jobs||2021 Jobs||% Change||Median Hourly Wage||Median Annual Wage|
|SCC Surrounding Area||3,095||3,471||12%||$26.78||$55,702|
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