Associate of Science in Nursing

The Associate of Science in Nursing (AS) degree is a professional pre-licensure program that prepares the student for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. Upon completion of the articulated AS program, the student is prepared to transition seamlessly into the Bachelor of Science Nursing program. 

The AS program incorporates Christ-centered excellence throughout the curriculum. Excellence is fostered with many different clinical experiences, including hospital settings, simulation and skills lab. Critical learning is enhanced through many avenues including classroom discussion, small group activities, computer adaptive testing and a rigorous tutoring program called ASAP (Assisting Students to Achieve Professionally).

The AS faculty readily share their expertise and demonstrate compassion in their interactions with students, which helps to nurture learning. The AS program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Please note: Admissions into the AS in nursing program is complete for Summer and Fall 2017. For information on future enrollment opportunities for our various undergraduate nursing programs, please fill out the form below:




LPN-RN Program

Southern Adventist University School of Nursing offers the licensed practical nurse (LPN) a pathway to become a registered nurse. Upon meeting the admission requirements of the AS nursing program, the LPN will be placed in the second level of the four-level AS nursing program. Upon satisfactory completion of the three levels, the LPN student is eligible to write the NCLEX exam and become a registered nurse.

For more information, contact:
Director of Admissions and Progressions
Sylvia Mayer, MS, RN, APHN-BC, CNE
School of Nursing
Southern Adventist University 
423.236.2941
smayer@southern.edu