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Nursing, Associate of Science, A.S. Transfer

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

2 Years


Vincennes Campus



Course Catalog

This program satisfies the Nursing Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) created under Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 182 passed in 2013. The aim of the Associate of Science in Nursing program is to prepare graduates who can function with competency to assess, plan, implement, direct and evaluate the nursing care of individuals or groups of clients in a variety of settings. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses (RNs).

Indiana Code Section 39.IC 25-23-1-11 requires that any person who applies to the board for a license to practice as a registered nurse must not have (a) been convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the person’s ability to practice competently; or (b) committed an act that would constitute grounds for a disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-9. If applicable to you, see the Program Chairperson for further discussion.

The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information on accreditation status may be obtained by contacting the ACEN. They may be contacted at the following address: ACEN, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (1-404-975-5000), or

The curriculum provides a balance between general education and nursing. The nursing faculty provides instruction and guidance in the College Learning Laboratory, hospitals, community mental health centers,  community agencies, and other healthcare facilities.

Program Highlights

  • Experienced faculty dedicated to your success
  • Curriculum that prepares you for employment and educational advancement
  • A state-of-the-art simulation laboratory
  • Clinical opportunities include hospitals, long-term care, clinics, schools, and physician offices
  • Clinical opportunities in the Vincennes area and the Washington area
  • Scholarships available
  • Also offered on the Jasper campus

Application Process

Career Outcomes

At the completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program, the graduate will:

  1. Collaborate with members of the healthcare team incorporating nursing informatics to manage care for patients and families across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Utilize nursing judgment to provide safe and quality care for patient populations across the lifespans.
  3. Provide holistic patient-centered care utilizing cultural sensitivity for diverse individuals, families, and groups.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and leadership skills while adhering to registered nurse practice standards.
  5. Provide health promotion and preventative care for individuals, families, and groups. 


What Our Students Say

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“I previously attended VU for Surgical Technology and when I decided to come back to school for nursing; I didn’t even debate going to another college. Vincennes was my first choice. I feel that the nursing at VU is the best in this area.”

Kim Sandlin