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Nursing (ASN)

This program is designed to give you the hands-on clinical experiences needed to become an excellent nurse. In addition to your coursework, you will rotate through quality healthcare facilities, all within a reasonable distance from the LHU campus.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program

--Overview

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Overview-

This is an innovative, fast-paced, two-year program leading to an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. The Associate of Science in Nursing Program prepares nurses to manage direct care to patients with commonly recurring illnesses in acute and long-term health care facilities. There is an optional externship program between the first and second years and a semester long preceptorship experience during the last semester. All graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam for registered nurses. The Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Lock Haven University is committed to excellence in nursing education.

Minimum Nursing Requirements

  • SAT score of 1000 or higher (required for high school applicant only)
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Algebra- earning a C or higher. From high school or college level.
  • Biology with a lab- earning a C or higher. From high school or college level.
  • Chemistry with a lab- earning a C or higher. From high school or college level.
  • TEAS composite score of 65% or higher

PLEASE NOTE:  Admission to this program is competitive. The academic requirements listed above are minimums required for the program, and do not guarantee admission.   

--Application Process

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Application deadlines

All applications are processed through the LHU Admissions Office. The Admissions Office will correspond with applicants about missing paperwork or inability to meeting the competitive prerequisite requirements.

The application will open in August for admission to the nursing program for the following academic year (2021 fall start). 

Early Decision:  deadline DECEMBER 1st at 5pm
     Nursing admissions committee will review only completed files received by the above date.
     Applicants will be notified of their decision via email on December 22nd.

Regular Decision:  deadline MARCH 1st at 5pm
     Nursing admissions committee will review only complete received by the above date.
     Applicants will be notified of their decision via email on April 4th

PLEASE NOTE:   It is your responsibility to ensure all course information has been submitted with your nursing application by the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete. Only completed course final grades will be accepted for prerequisite courses, not courses in progress. 

Application Process

Apply online at:  https://admissions.lockhaven.edu/apply/

  • High school students must submit transcripts from high school, including dual enrollment courses.
  • Transfer students must submit official transcripts from high school and every college they have attended. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Acceptance into Lock Haven University does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program. Admission to the nursing program is a separate process. Applicants for the nursing program are considered on a competitive basis for fall semester start date only.

TEAS INFORMATION

You will need to have a minimum composite score of 65 on the TEAS exam as part of your admission application beginning in academic year 2021-22. You may take the exam once in a calendar year, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31.

The School of Nursing will accept TEAS scores from exams taken at (1) Lock Haven University (2) remotely through ATI; or (3) at another University. If you take the exam remotely or at another University it is your responsibility to have your scores sent to Lock Haven University. To register for the TEAS exam go to https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register.

Starting August 1st, 2020,  the exam is offered remotely only, please make sure to review the computer and internet requirements, etc. Information can be found at https://atitesting.com/teas/the-ati-teas-exam-with-proctorio/?_ga=2.1196....

learn more about the TEAS and register here

If you have questions about the application requirements or the application process please contact the Admissions Office at 570-484-2027 or admissions@lockhaven.edu

--Courses and Course Sequence

The Associate of Science in Nursing courses consist of liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as nursing courses.  Each required course listed on the curriculum worksheet must be taken in the designated sequence as knowledge builds from less complex to more complex.  Each nursing course is made up of a theoretical and clinical component. 

Topics covered include:

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal Child
  • Behavioral Health
  • Geriatrics

Nursing (ASN) Checksheet

ASN COURSE SEQUENCE WORKSHEET

--NCLEX Passage Rate
 
NCLEX Passage Rate
Class of 2019 93.14% *Exceeds state and national Average
Class of 2018 89.13% *Exceeds state and national Average
Class of 2017 83.02% *Exceeds state and national Average


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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Accreditation: The ASN Nursing Education Program is accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.).
  • PA State Board Approved: Our ASN program is fully-approved by the PA State Board.

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 The Lock Haven University, Associate of Science in Nursing program meets the state educational requirements for the Registered Nurse license in the state of Pennsylvania. Lock Haven University has not determined if the Associate of Science in Nursing program nursing program at Lock Haven University meets the state educational requirements in any other state or any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.


The Lock Haven University, Associate of Science in Nursing program meets the state educational requirements for the Registered Nurse license in the state of Pennsylvania. Lock Haven University has not determined if the Associate of Science in Nursing program nursing program at Lock Haven University meets the state educational requirements in any other state or any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.

The National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful:
1. Nursing Practice Act
2. FAQs regarding the impact of 34 CFR 688.43 on nursing programs

Contact Us

The College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing

030 Founder's Hall
Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus

(814) 768-3450
lhunursing@lockhaven.edu

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Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
admissions@lockhaven.edu
(570) 484-2027

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