Associate Degree in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing

Did you dream of being a nurse since you were young? Did you have a loved one or parent who was a nurse that you admired? Ask a nurse and many will say they knew all along their destiny was to become a nurse. 

At St. Paul’s School of Nursing, we specialize in making those dreams a reality. We offer quality nursing programs 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 eligible for a wide variety of entry-level nursing positions. 

With campus locations on Staten Island and in Queens, we provide training and instruction for New York City and surrounding area residents who are interested in enhancing their employment prospects, while gaining the skills needed to make a real difference in their communities. We foster critical-thinking skills and instill in our students the desire—and skills—to pursue a lifetime of learning, professional development, and personal fulfillment.  

At St. Paul’s School of Nursing, You will receive quality classroom instruction and hands-on, supervised clinical training. Students experience real-world nursing in a variety of acute-care and sub-acute-care facilities throughout the communities we serve. The program curriculum includes Foundations of Nursing Concepts, Pharmacology, Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing, Nutritional Therapy, Microbiology for Health Related Sciences, and Professional Trends in Nursing. 

You will also explore emerging and existing trends in the constantly evolving profession of nursing. Examples include legal and ethical 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 recognize that nursing is 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.

In addition, St. Paul’s School of Nursing has partnered with its sister school, the regionally accredited Denver College of Nursing (DCN), to provide further education programs that can result in career advancement opportunities for Associate Degree nurses through its online RN to BSN and MSN programs. For more information on the DCN programs, please click here.

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.