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Associate’s Degree in Nursing:

Start Your Nursing Career Quickly and Confidently in Just 20 Months

Quickly gain the knowledge and skillsets needed to become a successful, registered nurse from one of Utah’s leaders in nursing education. With our accelerated program, you can earn your Associate’s of Science in Nursing (ASN) in just 20 months.

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Why Ameritech

Become a Nurse Faster

By combining speed with academic excellence, our accelerated nursing program prepares you for a successful nursing career as quickly as possible—helping you earn your Associate’s degree in as little as 20 months.

High NCLEX Pass Rates

We’re committed to helping our students succeed—with one of highest NCLEX pass rates in Utah and scores consistently above state and national levels. In fact, 90.36% of Ameritech nursing students pass their exam the first time1 vs. the national average of just 85.11%.2

Utah’s Nursing Leader

We’re one of the largest and highest-performing registered nursing colleges in Utah and are ranked in the top 15% of nursing schools in the West3 with the reputation and expertise to prepare you for a lasting career in healthcare.

No Prerequisites Required

With no prerequisites required for admission, you can start and complete your RN program faster and launch a successful nursing career sooner.

Employers Love Ameritech Grads

We are proud of the reputation that we’ve built with Utah’s healthcare community, meaning Ameritech grads are in demand and get hired. To see where our alumni are working, check out our graduate employment outcomes.

Job Placement Assistance

Many of our nursing grads get hired on directly from their externships and we also offer dedicated career placement services to help you transition successfully from student to working professional.

High Graduation & Student Satisfaction Rates

93% of Ameritech nursing students successfully graduate from our program4, while giving us a 91.58% student satisfaction rating.4

Accredited Program

Our Nursing Program has been granted programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Sources:

The education and instruction that I received from Ameritech’s nursing program prepared me with the tools and skills needed to be a competent and confident nurse. I am so grateful for this program and feel honored and proud to be an Ameritech graduate.

Michelle Wall, BSN, RNAmeritech Nursing Graduate, Class of 2012

Why Become a Nurse?

Earn a Great Living

Becoming a registered nurse is an excellent career path with numerous job prospects, room for growth, and a reliable salary. In 2018, the median annual wage for a registered nurse was $71,730 a year—with top earners bringing home more than $106,530 a year.*
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-5

Strong Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow by 12% over the next 10 years vs. just 5% for all other occupations—with 371,500 registered nurses estimated to be hired nationwide between 2018-2028.*
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-6

Make a Career Helping Others

As a nurse, you’ll make a living helping others and serve as a valuable member of a patient’s medical care team. You’ll make a difference and help save lives, while enjoying a satisfying and rewarding career for years to come.

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Our nursing program offers three enrollment periods annually, with the next start date being January 6th. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

The nursing program at Ameritech College of Healthcare is an elite program that has provided me with lifesaving and critical thinking skills that I have used as a Neuroscience Intensive Care nurse. Where you go for your education matters, and Ameritech has proven to set the bar high and exceeded high standards for their students and faculty. I am honored to be an alumni.

Edie Nguyen, RNAmeritech Nursing Graduate, Class of 2018

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

As one of Utah’s largest and highest-performing nursing colleges, we’re proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch successful careers as registered nurses. From our hands-on training to our experiential learning environments, we’re here to ensure that our nursing graduates enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

Experienced, Supportive Faculty

Our instructors are dedicated to our students’ success, providing the personal attention that you need to thrive academically and in your future career.

Excellent Facilities

Our Draper campus offers nursing students an ideal learning environment with simulated clinical environments, high fidelity human patient simulators, and a dynamic, relevant curriculum.

Hands-on, Experiential Learning

Our hands-on program provides you with the real world experience needed to be a competent RN on the day you graduate—with the skills you need to build a lasting nursing career.

Job Placement Assistance

Our dedicated career services provide students with job placement assistance, giving you an indispensable resource for new employment opportunities.

Our Program At-A-Glance

69 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

Program Length

75 Weeks (5 semesters)

Location

Ameritech’s Draper Campus

Required Clinical Hours

435

Our accelerated nursing program is designed to get students in, out, and on to work as quickly as possible. The curriculum and program delivery prepares graduates to pass the NCLEX-RN and enter the field as competent registered nurses. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn through theory and practical applications how to be professional nurse leaders in caring for clients, families, and communities. Students are prepared for a career in nursing through lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Additionally, the nursing program utilizes complex human patient simulators to enhance clinical and critical thinking skills. General education courses are integrated into the program to supplement and enhance the nursing courses. Some of these general education courses are offered online, which creates additional flexibility for our students.

For detailed information about Ameritech and all programs offered, download the complete Ameritech College Catalog here »

Accredited by ACEN & ABHES

Ameritech College of Healthcare’s Associate of Science in Nursing Program has been granted programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) and is institutionally accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Approved by Utah State Board of Nursing

Our nursing program has been granted approval by the Utah State Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, and the Utah State Board of Nursing, which will qualify graduates of the program for appropriate testing for Utah State Licensure as Registered Nurses.

Curriculum

Semester 1 
Total Semester Credits14
CourseCredits
TRM 102 Medical Terminology1
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology6
ENG 220 English Composition3
NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing Practice2
MAT 112 Clinical Mathematics2
Semester 2 
Total Semester Credits14
CourseCredits
BIO 240 Pathophysiology I3
NUR 112 Essentials of Nursing I5
NUR 131 Pharmacological Principles3
PSY 212 Principles of Human Psychology3
Semester 3 
Total Semester Credits14
CourseCredits
NUR 120 Essentials of Nursing II5
NUR 171 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing3
NTR 110 Nutrition2
NUR 141 Pharmacological Principles II2
BIO 250 Pathophysiology II2
Semester 4 
Total Semester Credits15
CourseCredits
NUR 195 Care of the Adult Client6
NUR 220 Care of the Childbearing Family3
NUR 225 Care of the Pediatric Client3
SOC 212 The Study of Society3
Semester 5 
Total Semester Credits12
CourseCredits
NUR 255 Care of the Adult Client4
NUR 273 Transition to the Professional Role5
NUR 290 NCLEX Review3

Committed to Our Students’ Success & Satisfaction

91.58%

Student Satisfaction Rating1

90.36%

NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate2

93%

Student Graduation & Retention Rate*

Sources:
1. Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.
2. https://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/rn_pass_rates_2018.pdf

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, Ameritech nursing students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism through caring, communication, and collaboration
  • Identify how research, knowledge from the arts and sciences, and critical thinking skills are incorporated into evidence-based practice
  • Use the nursing process to plan, prioritize, and deliver holistic nursing care to diverse clients
  • Understand how technology and healthcare resources are utilized to provide safe, quality, and outcome-centered care
  • Prepare for licensure, certification, and baccalaureate study as life-long learners

Launching Lasting Careers in Healthcare

Ameritech’s nursing graduates are employed by a variety of industries and employers.

Diverse Industries1:

  • Home Health
  • Long Term Care
  • Acute Care (ED, ICU, OB, Medical, SDS, Pediatrics, etc.)
  • Public Health
  • Telehealth
  • Nursing Homes
  • Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Physician Office
  • Private Homes
  • Insurance Companies

Major Employers2:

  • Intermountain Healthcare (Primary Children’s Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, American Fork Hospital, and many others)
  • MountainStar Health (St. Mark’s Hospital, Timpanogos Regional Hospital)
  • University of Utah
  • Steward Medical Group
  • Utah State Developmental Center
  • Utah State Prison
  • Davis Hospital

Sources:
1.Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses.
2.Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.

Our Nursing Program Faculty

Our nursing teachers are highly experienced and specialized working professionals, ready to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the healthcare field.

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David Haskell, MSN/Ed, RN

ASN and Simulation Director

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Karla Huntsman, MSN/Ed, RN

Director of Nursing Education

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Joshua Ray, MSN, RN

Director of Clinical Operations

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Katrina K. Little, MSN, RN

Assistant Program Director, Long-Term Care

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Miranda Brimley, MSN, RN

Assistant Director, Didactics

When I was searching for a nursing school, Ameritech seemed like the best option, as the accelerated program would get me working as a nurse to support my family in the shortest amount of time possible. Now that I’m a couple semesters into the program, I have to say that I am very happy with my decision. I’ll be a nurse very quickly, and the education that I’m receiving is excellent. My instructors have been approachable, caring, and invested in my success. I would do it all over again in a hurry!

Nathan ChaszeykaAmeritech Nursing Student, Class of 2020

Admission Requirements

Find out what you need to apply for our Nursing program.