Nursing AASN - Good Samaritan College of Nursing

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Nursing AASN

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN)

The pre-licensure nursing curriculum provides a background in principles of nursing, the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences; as well as liberal arts. This rigorous academic curriculum ensures that our graduates are well prepared to function as a beginning professional nurse. Click here to view an AASN Flyer.

Nursing Philosophy

The philosophy of the AASN program is consistent with the Mission of the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science.

Learning-Centered Environment


A conceptual approach is supported by a learning-centered environment. Integral to a learning-centered environment is the belief that education provides the student tools for accessing current information and promotes life-long learning. In a learning-centered environment, the student is actively engaged in the learning process and is responsible for their own learning. The role of the faculty is to support and facilitate the student’s learning by optimizing learning experiences.

Concept-Based Curriculum

The organizing framework for the nursing program is concept-based; identifying essential concepts related to the patient, the nursing profession, and the health care system. The concepts intrinsic to the patient are both physiological and psychosocial. The concepts intrinsic to the nursing profession are related to the core components of professional practice and incorporate the art of caring as well as the science of nursing. There is an emphasis on the nurse’s responsibility in protecting and empowering the patient. Nursing process and evidence-based practice are the foundation for clinical decision making in providing patient-centered care. The concepts intrinsic to the health care system encompass community and society. The health care system is the environment in which the individual receives care and in which the nurse practices patient-centered, collaborative care.

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The aim of the AASN Program is to educate professional nurses to meet the health care needs of a changing society.

Curriculum Plan

The college admits students twice a year, in August and January. The full-time curriculum plan is designed to be completed in four semesters and one six-week summer session. The curriculum plan is laid out in a slightly different pattern for each admission cycle. If you have transfer credit or attend part-time, your personal curriculum plan will need to be customized for you. Please contact our admissions staff at 513-862-2743 for specific questions.

Total Degree Requirements – 72 Credits

 Required General Education Courses - (36 Credits)
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIO 215 General Microbiology (4)
CHE 101 General Chemistry I (4)
CHE 102 General Chemistry II (4)
ENG 101 English Composition (3)
ETH 212 Health Care Ethics (3)
MTH 103 Pharmacological Mathematics (1)
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 205 Lifespan Development (3)
SOC 103 An Introduction to Sociology (3)
Required Nursing Courses - (36 Credits)
NUR 101* Nursing I (6)
NUR 102* Nursing II (8)
NUR 201* Nursing III (10)
NUR 202* Nursing IV (10)
NUR 260 Nursing V (2)
*Major Course Taken In Sequence

Progression in the Program

Progression in the Associate Degree Nursing Program encompasses the policy specific to grading in the nursing courses.

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