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Associate of Science in Nursing

Start Your Nursing Career Quickly and Confidently in Just 20 Months

Quickly gain the foundational knowledge needed to become a skilled and successful registered nurse. You’ll earn your Associate’s of Science in Nursing (ASN) in just 20 months from one of Utah’s leaders in nursing education.

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Preparing Competent Nurses and Lifelong Learners

At Ameritech, our mission is to prepare people to serve as competent healthcare professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. Learn what that means for you:

Become a Nurse Faster

Our intensive, accelerated nursing program is designed to get you into a nursing career as quickly as possible, while maintaining rigorous standards for academic quality. You can earn your Associate’s Degree in Nursing in as little as 20 months.

High NCLEX Pass Rate

We don’t sacrifice academic outcomes for speed. That’s why year-in and year-out, Ameritech has one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in Utah, with scores consistently above state and national levels. 90.36% of Ameritech nursing students pass their exam the first time** compared to the national average of just 85.11%***.

Utah’s Nursing Leader

Ameritech is one of the largest and highest-performing registered nursing colleges in Utah and ranked in the top 15% of nursing schools in the West region****—with the reputation and expertise to ensure that you succeed.

No Prerequisites Required

With no prerequisites for admission, you can start and complete your RN program faster—and quickly be on your way to starting your nursing career.

Employers Love Ameritech Grads

We are proud of the reputation that we’ve built with Utah’s healthcare community, meaning our grads are in demand and get hired.

Job Placement

While many students get hired on directly from their externships, we also offer dedicated career placement services to help graduates locate new job opportunities and transition successfully from students to working professionals.

High Graduation & Student Satisfaction Rates

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

Accredited

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

*Source:Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.
**Source https://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/rn_pass_rates_2018.pdf
***Source:https://www.ncsbn.org/Table_of_Pass_Rates_2018.pdf
****Source:2018 Nursing Schools Almanac rankings

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.

Statement from the ASN Program Director

“As the Associate of Science in Nursing Program Director, my goal is to help prepare our students to pass their practicum state boards and become the best nurses they can possibly be. We work diligently to find highly-skilled instructors with varied nursing experiences and to ensure that these instructors are up-to-date on the most current clinical and teaching best-practices. By ensuring that our didactic, skills lab, simulation, and clinical training is of the highest quality, we strive to put our students in a position for success— helping them carry on the proud legacy of many skilled and successful Ameritech nursing alumni, and go on to impact countless lives as they work in the noble profession of nursing.”

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David Haskell, MSN/Ed, RN
Program Director, ASN & Simulation
Ameritech College of Healthcare

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.

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

Nursing Student Outcomes

91.58%

Student Satisfaction Rating*

90.36%

NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rate**

93%

Student Graduation & Retention Rate*

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

Employment Outcomes for Ameritech Nursing Graduates

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

Diverse Industries*:

  • 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 Employers**:

  • 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

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

Accredited

Ameritech College of Healthcare’s Associate of Science 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

If you want knowledgeable teachers who are going to help you become confident in your ability to care for people and be confident in yourself as a registered nurse; if you want great staff and if you want great class sizes, then you will come to Ameritech College.

DanienAmeritech Nursing Graduate

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.

Faculty Member Photo

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

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

The nursing field is projected to grow by 15% over the next 10 years vs. just 7% for other occupations—and demand is expected to increase even more due to the aging baby boomer population. An estimated 438,100 registered nurses will be hired nationwide between 2016-2026.*
* 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.

Everyone said, as far as accelerated programs go, Ameritech is the best.

Ameritech Nursing Student

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

Ameritech is one of Utah’s largest and highest-performing nursing colleges, helping thousands of students graduate and find employment as registered nurses. From our hands-on training to our experiential learning environments, we are here to make sure that you enter the workforce confidently, competently, and ready to succeed on day one.

Small Class Sizes

We keep our class sizes small, so you can build relationships with your teachers and get the personal attention you need to succeed.

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

Nurses develop their skills over time. Our hands-on program delivers the real world experience required to be a competent, registered nurse on the day you graduate—with the skills you need to build a lasting, meaningful nursing career.

Job Placement Assistance

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

The teachers really do care about you getting through the class. They give you their cell phone number. It’s very personalized.

Ameritech Nursing Student

Is a nursing career right for you

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Admission Requirements

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