Nursing, Associate of Science

You will learn about human life, illness, healing, trauma and care.

In simple terms, America needs nurses. There is an increasing demand for nurses and others in the health science fields in every region of the country. The Ancilla Nursing program will help you achieve and develop professional skills used by registered nurses everywhere.

Why become a registered nurse?

The job opportunities in this career field will be astounding for the right candidates. Nurses make excellent wages– registered nurses make more than $52,000 a year on average and more experienced and specialized nurses make over $72,000.  As a nurse you can work in different kinds of establishments offering unique work environments. For example, a nurse can work in a hospital, school, home care facility or government agency.

Nurses can work in flexible schedules and often take shifts as desired.  Shifts are between 4 to 12 hours a day, and a nurse can opt for the best shifts to accommodate other responsibilities or education opportunities. As a nurse, you’ll make a huge difference in people’s lives. This can be a very satisfying and gratifying career for the compassionate. You will learn about human life, illness, healing, trauma and care.

Nursing students prepare for challenging careers by building from a foundation of general education to nursing-specific classes, clinical courses and hands-on instruction. Ancilla College nursing students engage in clinical experiences at various area hospitals, long term care facilities and other healthcare facilities in Plymouth, Rochester, Winamac, Knox, South Bend, LaPorte and elsewhere.

Graduates of the Ancilla College Nursing program, accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing, are prepared to enter a rapidly expanding field. After graduation you will take the National Council on Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to earn license as a registered nurse.

ASN Admission Criteria

Nursing Application

ASN Sample Course Layout

ASN Program Cost 2016-17

Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate

The mission of the Medical Assistant Program is to prepare students to work in ambulatory health care settings performing administrative, clinical or both duties. Students will master a curriculum of lecture, laboratory and clinical externship experiences to develop the standard knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry into the profession.

Program Goals:

  1. Provide customer care and patient reception services.
  2. Assist with processing insurance claims.
  3. Maintain patient files and records.
  4. Maintain office procedures, make appointments, collect fees and complete banking services.
  5. Maintain ethical and legal parameters including HIPPA guidelines.

 

Suggested classes for Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate

  • CIS 135 Computer Literacy
  • ENGL 110 Writing I
  • HUM 101 Freshman Seminar
  • HLTH 250 Medical Terminology
  • MAST 100 Administrative Medical Assistant
  • MAST 102 Administrative Medical Externship

Total Credits Required for Certificate……………………………………………………….. 16-17 credits

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate

The mission of the Clinical Medical Assistant Program is to prepare students to work in ambulatory health care settings performing administrative, clinical or both duties. Students will master a curriculum of lecture, laboratory and clinical externship experiences to develop the standard knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry into the profession.

Program Goals:

  1. All Administrative program outcomes.
  2. Take vital signs; assist with patient history and placement for examination.
  3. Maintain infection control procedures.
  4. Perform venipuncture, lab and diagnostics for office use.
  5. Procure and administer medications under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider.

Suggested classes for Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Semester I

  • BIOL 252 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • HLTH 250 Medical Terminology
  • CIS 135 Computer Literacy
  • ENGL 110 Writing I
  • HUM 101 Freshman Seminar
  • MAST 100 Administrative Medical Assistant

Suggested classes for Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Semester II

  • BIOL 254 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • HLTH 161 Introduction to Pharmacology
  • MAST 101 Clinical Medical Assistant
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • MAST 103 Clinical Medical Externship

 

**Administrative Medical Assistant must be completed before starting Clinical Medical Assistant certificate

Total Credits Required for Certificate………………………………………………………….. 30 credits

Nursing Student Handbook