Our Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is designed to prepare students to become Registered Nurses (RNs) with the knowledge, skills, ability, values, and competencies required to practice nursing at the professional level. The program includes classroom instruction and clinical experiences, enabling students to provide care to patients in various healthcare settings, ranging from acute care facilities to hospice or home care.
There are two educational tracks available in the ASN program:
Students will have the opportunity to make clinical rounds at different healthcare settings in the Acadiana area, including acute care facilities, outpatient facilities, home health agencies, and hospice care. Some courses in the program have prerequisites, which must be completed before enrolling in upper-level courses and continuing in the program.
Take a look at the degree plans:
We train nurses who are prepared to accept employment throughout Acadiana. Whether you want to work in a hospital, physician's office, nursing care facility, school, or in home healthcare services, SLCC will prepare you for life as a nurse after graduation.
- LPN: $43,900
- RN: $70,380
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)
Choose your career pathway with different track options. And once you graduate, you'll get licensed by passing the NCLEX exam. Then, you can begin your career right away, or continue your education to get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Registered Nursing: 2 years + prerequisites
LPN to RN: 3 semesters + prerequisites
In addition, 2+2 pathways offer students the opportunity to complete the first half of a bachelor’s degree program at SLCC. After earning an associate degree at SLCC, students seamlessly transfer to a partnering university to complete the second half of the chosen pathway, leading to their bachelor’s degree. Students can complete the Associate of Science in Nursing at SLCC and transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Nicholls State University with mininal loss of credits.
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