Associate in Science in Nursing

Nurses make unique and distinct contributions to the healthcare system and to society as a whole.

The goal of nursing care is to address human needs across the lifespan, and to promote, protect, maintain, and restore health and human dignity. Nurses act as compassionate providers of care. They are leaders, educators, and counselors. PTI has created an Associate of Science in Nursing to educate the next generation of America’s caregivers.

The PTI ASN is a two year comprehensive program designed to prepare students who want to enter the nursing profession and for graduates who have completed a Practical Nursing program and want to expand their skills to sit for Registered Nursing Licensure. The curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN Registered Nursing Exam. Through discussions, lectures, and hands-on laboratory training, you'll have a chance to develop the skills that could help you stand out in the job market and make a difference in patients' lives

At PTI we combine classroom learning with skills practice in PTI’s state of the industry laboratory. ASN students will gain valuable experience in extensive clinical settings including an emphasis on primary care and wellness, acute care, chronic illness, obstetrics, and pediatrics. This valuable combination of classroom learning, laboratory preparation, and clinical experience is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in nursing.

 

Key Benefits

  • You can complete your degree in less than two years. There is no waiting for available classes and no delays in getting your degree.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse program graduates may participate in our bridge program to complete their ASN with additional quarters of study based on credit for previous education and experience.
  • The curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN Registered Nursing Exam.
  • You will benefit from separate courses in critical thinking, ethics and pharmacology.
  • You will learn in clinical settings across the entire healthcare delivery continuum from wellness to acute care to chronic care with people of all ages.
  • You will regularly learn in PTI’s state of the industry simulation lab where you will be working with the latest equipment and technology.
  • You will learn in our state of the art Nursing Skills Lab that provides hands on practice of the skills you will use in your career in nursing.
  • You will work in a nurturing environment with experienced instructors and student advisors. Our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you need.
  • Our students learn the science of nursing and beyond. We believe in lifelong learning for our nurses and have articulation agreements with several colleges for ongoing nurse education should you decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Many courses may be considered for transfer by area RN to BSN programs.


 

More about this program

Certifications & Clinical Experience
Key Skills
Courses
Employment
Careers
Consumer Information: Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Certifications & Clinical Experience

    Certifications

    Graduates of PTI’s Associate of Science in Nursing are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. As a special benefit PTI pays for the cost of this examination*. 

    Clinical Experience

    At PTI we will arrange for your clinical instruction with clinical experiences in varied locations including:

    • Kindred Hospital
    • UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital
    • Country Meadows
    • LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh
    • St. Barnabas Health System
    • HealthSouth
    • Kane Regional Centers
    • KinderCare Learning Centers
    • HCR ManorCare, Greentree
    • UPMC Cranberry Place
    • The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center

    *PTI reimburses graduates who successfully pass the exam within 120 days of graduation.

  • Key Skills

    In the PTI Nursing Program you will learn key skills such as:
    • Assessing patients who are acutely or chronically ill
    • Managing patient care problems and concerns.
    • Anticipating health care needs of patients and families
    • Intervening to promote patient safety
    • Educating patients and families about health and illness
    • Providing nursing care for patients with complex healthcare needs
    • Using available life-saving technology to monitor patients
    • Leading teams
    • Collaborating with others in healthcare settings
    • Preparing reports on patient status
    • Performing treatments and cutting edge therapies
    • Coordinating discharge planning
    • Participating in quality improvement initiatives
    • Supervising nursing team members and evaluating performance
    • Evaluating patients' responses to medications and treatments
  • Courses

    • Anatomy and Physiology 1
    • Anatomy & Physiology Lab
    • Microbiology
    • Microbiology Lab
    • Critical Thinking
    • Introduction to Nursing
    • Principles of Math
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Anatomy & Physiology Lab
    • Foundations of Nursing
    • Nutrition
    • English Composition 1
    • Primary Care & Wellness
    • Effective Speech
    • Pharmacology
    • English Composition II
    • Acute Care of the Adult
    • Care of Adults with Chronic Illness
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Maternity Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Professional Transition into Practice
  • Employment

    At PTI we offer a comprehensive Career Services Department Staffed with over 15 placement professionals to find you a nursing position. PTI Associate in Science in Nursing graduates are prepared for entry-level positions at:

    • Hospitals
    • Community Health Centers
    • Urgent Care Centers
    • Government Agencies
    • Home Health Services
    • Long Term Acute Care Hospitals
    • Rehabilitation Agencies
    • Behavioral Health Agencies
    • Outpatient Centers
    • Physicians’ Offices
    • Public Health Departments
    • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Careers

    Here is where our career services department has established relationships:

    • UPMC Cranberry Place
    • Uniontown Hospital
    • HRC Manorcare
    • Kindred Hospital
    • Washington Hospital
    • Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC
    • Healthsouth
  • Consumer Information: Associate of Science in Nursing

    For graduation rates and other important consumer information regarding this program, please click on the link below:

    United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Data


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