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Associate of Science in Nursing Program (ASN) 

St. Joseph School of Nursing offers an Associate of Science in Nursing program leading to a degree in nursing and eligibility to take the RN licensing examination in New Hampshire or to seek licensure in other states. The program of education includes organized instruction in the scientific, cultural, spiritual and social aspects of nursing with correlated learning experiences. The curriculum extends over a 2-year period of five semesters and consists of 72 credit hours with 54 theory credits, 5 laboratory credits, and 13 clinical credits.

Program start dates each year:

January:  This program start consists of 20 consecutive months with no breaks

May: This program start consists of 23 consecutive months because it includes a summer break

Typical class hours:

Weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Clinical days have varied start times and may occasionally include evening or weekend rotations. 

Educational and Health Standard Requirements:

Applicants must meet the educational and health standards set by the School and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Applicants desiring admission must meet the following criteria:

  • Good physical and mental health with acceptable levels of:
    • Manual dexterity and motor coordination
    • Visual acuity with color vision (acceptable if corrected)
    • Hearing capacity (acceptable if corrected)
    • Speech patterns to effectively communicate verbally
    • Ability to comprehend through all modes of communication
    • Ability to cope with personal stresses

If accepted, applicants must also a pass criminal background check and drug test.

The School reserves the right to revise the admission standards, tuition, fees, curriculum and policies in all school publications. Timely notification of any revisions will be provided. 

The St. Joseph School of Nursing, in compliance with all State and Federal laws, endorses the principle of equal educational and employment opportunities for all people regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability in its educational programs, scholarship policies and other activities it operates.