Associate Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Have you always dreamed of becoming a nurse?  Do you have a friend or family member who is a nurse?  Many nurses will tell you that they felt called to the career and knew nursing was their destiny.

Your dreams can come true. at St. Paul’s School of Nursing.. Our comprehensive curricula is designed so you can earn your Associate of Science (A. S.) in Nursing in as little as two years and be eligible and prepared to sit for the NCLEX exam. The last step prior to obtaining your license as a Registered Nurse is taking and passing the NCLEX exam.  An  RN licensure opens a world of career nursing opportunities for you.

Gain the knowledge and critical skills you need to make a real difference in your community while enhancing your employment opportunities.  In both our New York City campuses – Queens and Staten Island – and our experienced faculty utilize a program designed to foster critical-thinking skills and essential knowledge as well as instill in our students the desire and passion to become lifelong learners. Your education at St. Paul’s School of Nursing could be just the beginning of your professional development and personal fulfillment.

A balanced curriculum of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory training and real-world supervised clinical experiences prepare you to make a positive impact on your community. Whether you prefer acute care environments or other facilities, your curriculum will include Foundations of    Nursing Concepts, Pharmacology, Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing, Nutritional Therapy, Microbiology for Health Related Sciences, and Professional Trends in Nursing. 

The field of nursing is ever evolving and you will also explore emerging trends, legal and ethical issues and current research and evidence-based practices.  You will also discuss the political and economic issues surrounding nursing and healthcare. We train students to become  nurses who are contributing members of a noble professional that is both an art and a science.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is St. Paul's School of Nursing?

    St. Paul's School of Nursing provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities.

    St. Paul's School of Nursing strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. 

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission advisor for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions advisor for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At St. Paul's School of Nursing, we understand that. That's why we help our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does St. Paul's School of Nursing help me find a job after graduation?

    At St. Paul's School of Nursing our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    St. Paul's operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. All State Career provides lifetime graduate employment assistance. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is St. Paul's School of Nursing accredited?

    St. Paul’s School of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.