Associate Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Do you dream of becoming a nurse? Do you have a friend, neighbor or family member who is a nurse? Your friend or family member may feel like many nurses do – that they were drawn to the profession from a young age and it was their destiny to become a nurse.

At St. Paul’s School of Nursing, we can help you make your dreams become a reality. Our comprehensive nursing curriculum is designed so you can earn your Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Nursing in as little as two years. Program graduates are prepared and eligible to take the NCLEX exam. NCLEX is the final step required to obtain your license as a Registered Nurse (RN). Once you earn your RN licensure, you will be qualified for a wide variety of entry-level nursing positions.

A combination of quality classroom instruction and hands-on supervised clinical training fosters critical-thinking skills and encourages our students to pursue a lifetime of learning, professional development, and personal fulfillment as healthcare professionals.

In addition to curriculum including Foundations of Nursing Concepts, Pharmacology, Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing, Nutritional Therapy, Microbiology for Health-Related Sciences, and Professional Trends in Nursing, students also explore emerging and existing trends affecting the nursing profession. During clinical placements, students gain important real-world nursing experience in a variety of acute-care and sub-acute-care facilities throughout our local communities. Throughout their program, students explore legal and ethical healthcare issues, research and evidence-based practices, and economic and political issues surrounding nursing and the healthcare industry.

At St. Paul’s School of Nursing, we celebrate nursing as a noble profession that is both an art and a science. We strive to educate and support well-rounded, compassionate individuals who are prepared to add value to their communities—and their own lives.

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 representative for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative 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 career placement assistance to our graduates. 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.