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Associate of Science in Nursing

Start Your Nursing Career in as Little as 20 Months with an ASN Degree

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

Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

COVID-19 Update: Rising to the Challenge

Whether you are a current or prospective student, the world needs competent, well-trained healthcare professionals more than ever. Ameritech is committed to helping our students move forward in their education, while keeping our community safe as our first priority.

Why Ameritech’s ASN Degree

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Become a Nurse Faster

Don’t prolong starting your nursing career. Our ASN students can complete the program in as little as 20 months and be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse.

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High NCLEX Pass Rates

With one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in Utah, our scores are consistently above state and national levels. In 2020, 90.14% of our nursing graduates passed the NCLEX examination the first time. This is above both state and national averages.1

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Known for Nursing

Ameritech is best known for its nursing programs. We are proud to be one of Utah’s largest and highest-performing nursing colleges, which means you can feel confident in your nursing degree.1

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No College Prerequisites Required

With no prior college credit prerequisites for admission, you can start and complete your RN program faster – and quickly be on your way to starting your nursing career. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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Job Placement Assistance

We offer dedicated career placement services to help you transition successfully from student to working professional.

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ACEN Accredited

Our Associate of Science in Nursing Program has been granted programmatic accreditation from Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, formerly NLNAC).

Sources:
  • 1. 2020 NCLEX Pass Rates (Note: Pass rate reflects all Ameritech nursing graduates who took the NCLEX-RN examination in 2020.)

Our Nursing Simulation Center

To help our nursing students gain the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the healthcare field, our Draper campus now features the Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation—packed with the latest medical technology including high-fidelity robotic patient mannequins, life-like synthetic cadavers, and realistic clinical environments.

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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 Registered Nurse?

Earn a Good Living

Becoming a registered nurse is an excellent career path with numerous job prospects and room for growth over the life of your career. In 2019, the median annual wage for a registered nurse was $73,300 a year with top earners bringing home more than $111,220 a year.*
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

Strong Job Outlook

The nursing field is projected to grow by 7% over the next 10 years versus just 4% for other occupations. On average, an estimated 175,900 registered nurses will be hired nationwide each year between 2019 and 2029.*
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

Make a Career Helping Others

As a nurse, you will 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.

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Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

Our nursing program offers three enrollment periods annually, with the next start date being January 10th. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

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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

Ameritech is known for nursing education. We are proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch successful careers as registered nurses. From our hands-on education to our experiential learning environments, we are here to ensure that our nursing graduates enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

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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.

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Excellent Facilities

Our Draper campus offers nursing students an ideal learning environment with real-life clinical environments, state-of-the-industry simulation rooms, and a dynamic, relevant curriculum.

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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.

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Job Placement Assistance

We offer dedicated career placement services to help you transition successfully from student to working professional.

Our ASN Program At-A-Glance

69 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

Program Length

Graduate in as little as 20 months (5 semesters)

Location

Ameritech’s Draper Campus

Required Clinical Hours

435

Our 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 »

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Accredited

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).

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Associate of Science in Nursing Curriculum

Semester 1 
CourseCredits
TRM 102 Medical Terminology1
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology6
ENG 220 English Composition3
NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing Practice2
MAT 112 Clinical Mathematics2
Total Semester Credits14
Semester 2 
CourseCredits
BIO 240 Pathophysiology I3
NUR 112 Essentials of Nursing I5
NUR 131 Pharmacological Principles3
PSY 212 Principles of Human Psychology3
Total Semester Credits14
Semester 3 
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
Total Semester Credits14
Semester 4 
CourseCredits
NUR 195 Care of the Adult Client I6
NUR 224 Care of the Childbearing Family3
NUR 225 Care of the Pediatric Client3
SOC 212 The Study of Society3
Total Semester Credits15
Semester 5 
CourseCredits
NUR 255 Care of the Adult Client II4
NUR 273 Transition to the Professional Role5
NUR 290 NCLEX Review3
Total Semester Credits12

*This sample schedule is for illustrative purposes only. Not every student will complete classes in the same order.

Committed to Our Students’ Success & Satisfaction

91%

Job Placement Rate1

90.14%

NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate2

85%

Student Retention Rate1

Sources:
1. ABHES Annual Report Outcomes Data (Reporting period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.)
2. 2020 NCLEX Pass Rates (Note: Pass rate reflects all Ameritech nursing graduates who took the NCLEX-RN examination in 2020.)

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 (Reporting period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.)

Our ASN 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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When I was searching for a nursing school, Ameritech seemed like the best option, as the 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
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Admission Requirements

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered nurses (RNs) are required to have a minimum of an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN).

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The term “accelerated” is used in various ways to characterize nursing programs. Some use “accelerated nursing program” or “accelerated RN program” to characterize a program that can be completed quickly, such as an Associate of Science in Nursing degree that can be completed in as little as 20 months. However, in the most technical sense, an accelerated nursing program is a second-degree nursing program designed specifically for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any non-nursing field. Ameritech offers an Accelerated BSN program that can be completed in 20 months. 

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Our RN program / Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is a fast-paced programyou can earn your RN degree in as little as 20 months.

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Ameritech offers four pathways for students to qualify for the NCLEX examination and earn their RN. To learn more about tuition and fees for each of our RN programs, please visit our financial aid page.  Financial aid is available for qualifying students.

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We do not require college prerequisites for admission for our ASN program, and general education courses are built into our curriculum. Learn more about our admission requirements here.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, the median wage for a registered nurse was $35.24 per hour. Visit our RN program page to learn more.

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Our future semesters will begin and end as scheduled, but with additional precautions in place. Please see the COVID-19 Update page here.

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