A Nursing associate degree will help you treat patients.

The Associate of Applied Science in (A.A.S.) Nursing program is designed for practical nurses who have graduated from a Practical Nursing program and wish to continue their nursing education at the registered nurse level. Program graduates function as providers of care, managers of care, and members of the discipline of nursing in a variety of structured health care settings. Our program can be completed in 18 months for students taking day classes, or in 24 months for those taking web assisted classes.

The Nursing AAS degree program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing (KBN). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN).

Our program is taught in a holistic model of the total patient by faculty who are specialists in their fields. There is also a personal, friendly atmosphere at the school that invites you to have an open-door feeling with the administration.

If you'd like to learn more about Spencerian's Nursing program, request more information or if you're ready to get started, enroll today!

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Class Title
Credit Hours
BIO103# Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO103L# Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
BIO201# Medical Microbiology
BIO201# Medical Microbiology Lab
CHM211# Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
ENG101#+ Composition I
ENG102#+ Composition II
MTH101#+ College Mathematics
NUR220 Concepts of Basic Nursing Practice
NUR230 Adult Nursing Care I
NUR231 Pharmacology
NUR240 Adult Nursing Care II
NUR241 Nutrition
NUR250 Mental Health Nursing
NUR251 Maternal Nursing
NUR252 Pediatric Nursing
NUR260 Adult Nursing Care III
NUR261 Seminar in Professional Development
NUR262 Integrated Practicum
PSY214#+ Introduction to Psychology
SOC214#+ Introduction to Sociology
Total Credit Hours

#Indicates course offered in affiliation with Sullivan University.

+General education course

The Nursing A.A.S. program contains 396 clinical hours. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

The Nursing A.A.S. program is also available online. Spencerian classes are offered in an online hybrid format where students complete a portion of the course online and a portion on campus or at approved sites/facilities. Many classes will require on-site clinical and/or lab skills training of two days weekly. Entrance and graduation requirements for online hybrid classes and on-campus classes are the same. All students have access to "Student Quick Start," a print-based tutorial and reference guide. Online students must have access to a PC with a high speed Internet connection. Spencerian College currently utilizes Blackboard/ANGEL Learning Inc. software, a fully integrated e-learning platform that allows the College to rapidly create, deliver, and measure interactive learning over the Internet. Students may need to purchase additional software required for a specific course. There is an additional per credit hour charge for online hybrid classes. See Supplement A.

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Louisville Campus
This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Louisville Campus


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