The ASN Program trains students with the knowledge and skills needed to become a registered nurse. Successful completion of the program enables graduates eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses to obtain licensure as a registered nurse.
Students learn through lecture, laboratory experience, including our simulation laboratory, and hands-on clinical experience. Clinical and Laboratory experience provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to work with a diverse patient population in different settings.
There are two routes available for pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree at Vincennes University.
The traditional ASN Program is for eligible students that have or will be graduating from high school, transfer students, and current VU students. All applicants must meet minimum academic requirements to be considered for admission to the program. Admission is competitive, and applicants with higher academic qualifications may be offered positions first.
The ASN Program begins each fall. Applications are accepted starting October 1st each year for the following Fall semester.
The ASN Completion Concentration for Licensed Practical Nurses provides a path for current LPNs who wish to get their ASN and become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse. This option commences annually in the Spring semester.
About the school
Different than most two-year higher-education institutions, since its establishment, the university’s campus in Vincennes has been a residential campus featuring seven residence halls housing nearly 1,700 students. In 1806, Vincennes University was chartered as the Indiana Territory’s four-year university and stayed as the state of Indiana’s only publicly funded four-year university until the formation of Indiana University in 1820.
Estimated Annual Costs of Attendance is $22,689
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Meet admission requirements of the University.
- Qualify for placement into MATH 102, MATH 103, or higher as determined by the Vincennes University Placement Test (Accuplacer), or receive appropriate transfer credit.
- Qualify for exemption from READ 011 as determined by placement test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT, or other standardized placement tests as accepted by Vincennes University).
- Qualify for placement into ENGL 101 as determined by placement test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT, or other standardized placement tests as accepted by Vincennes University), or receive appropriate transfer credit.
- Submit a recent placement test if required by the Nursing Admissions Committee.
- Completion of one year of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better within 5 years of beginning the Program -or- completion of CHEM 100/CHEM 100L with a grade of C or better.
- Earn a high school diploma (students may apply to the program during their senior year of high school) or achieve a minimum average standard score of 500 on the General Education Development (GED) test.
- Possess physical and mental health acceptable for performance in the occupation as determined by the Department of Nursing and evidenced by examination from a licensed practitioner.
- Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. For applicants with previous college credit, the GPA utilized will be the most recent cumulative GPA with courses completed that are required or relevant to the program.
- Hold no current grade less than C in any required general education course. Applicants with current grades less than C in required general education courses are not eligible for admission. Required non-nursing courses may only be repeated one time in order to raise the grade to a C or better. This includes prerequisites to required courses.
- Hold no grade of F in any nursing course.
Note: Applicants that are not selected for admission directly from high school must complete nine hours of college courses (100 level or higher) with a 2.7 GPA, with no grade lower than a C. These nine hours must come from the Associate of Science in Nursing Program curriculum (non-nursing courses). CHEM 100 – Elementary Chemistry/CHEM 100L – Elementary Chemistry Laboratory and HIMT 110 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health may also be used as part of the nine credit hours.
Note: Transfer credits: The Registrar will determine if credit is to be granted for courses taken at other institutions of higher education.
Note: Time limit on previously completed courses:
a. Only MATH; BIOL 111 – Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 111L – Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I; BIOL 112 – Anatomy and Physiology II and BIOL 112L – Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II; and BIOL 208 – Microbiology for the Health Sciences and BIOL 208L – Microbiology for the Health Sciences Laboratory, taken less than seven years prior to admission to the nursing program will be considered for credit. Students seeking credit for required math courses that were taken longer than seven years prior to admission to the nursing program may elect to take the University General Education Math test and receive a score of EA 70 or higher, take the CLEP exam, or enroll in the course and seek early completion.
b. Principles of Sociology, General Psychology, Speech/Interpersonal Communication: Courses taken less than fifteen years prior to admission to the nursing program will be considered for credit. Exceptions will be made for applicants with a previous college degree.
*Criminal History Policy
The Department of Nursing requires that all applicants selected for admission submit a criminal history report. Applicants should be aware that any previous or current conviction of a crime or treatment for substance abuse may result in ineligibility to be admitted to the VU Nursing Program(s) and/or affect the ability to be licensed as a nurse. The determination on eligibility to take the licensure exam will be made by the Indiana State Board of Nursing. More information about the Indiana State Board of Nursing Licensure Laws and Regulations may be found on the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s website at www.in.gov/pla. Please visit www.vinu.edu/content/nursing-associate-degree-rn for the current criminal history procedures.
On the Vincennes Campus:
The application process is a multi step process. Applicants must first submit an application via the VU Admissions Office. Upon admission to the University, applicants will receive information about applying to the College of Health Sciences & Human Performance (Nursing). The application instruction must be followed when submitting the application. The peak time for application review is December, March, and May, although applications are accepted throughout the semester beginning October 1 of the year prior to the sought Fall admission.
1002 North First Street, Vincennes, Indiana 47591
812-888-VUVU | 800-742-9198
Leave a Reply