We don’t require any college prerequisites for admission, so you can start and complete your ASN degree faster and begin your nursing career sooner.
At Joyce University, you’ll experience the flexibility of having your lecture-based classes taught online, plus the valuable hands-on experience you get from in-person lab, simulation, and clinicals.
We are dedicated to preparing our nursing students for successfully passing the NCLEX exam. Our rigorous, focused curriculum and comprehensive tutoring are designed to develop your critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills.
Gain experience through experiential learning. You’ll be guided through realistic simulations on lifelike, high-fidelity mannequins in our state-of-the-art simulation center and gain real-world experience in clinical settings.
Associate of Science
in Nursing Curriculum
|MAT125 College Mathematics||3||Online|
|NUR105 Introduction to the Nursing Profession||3||Online|
|BIO220 Anatomy & Physiology I & II||8||Blended|
|TRM102 Medical Terminology||1||Online|
|Total Semester Credits||15|
|NUR115 Holistic Nursing Assessment Across the Lifespan||3||Online + Virtual Lab|
|NUR125 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing||4||Blended|
|Total Semester Credits||13|
|NUR198 Adult Health Nursing I||6||Blended|
|ENG220 English Composition||3||Online|
|NUR234 Maternal Newborn Nursing||3||Online|
|Total Semester Credits||15|
|NUR258 Adult Health Nursing II||5||Blended|
|NUR175 Mental Health Nursing||3||Blended|
|PSY212 Principles of Human Psychology||3||Online|
|NUR235 Nursing Care of the Child||3||Blended|
|Total Semester Credits||14|
|NUR278 Professional Nursing Identity, Leadership, & Management||2||Online|
|NUR299 NCLEX Success||2||Online|
|NUR 298 ASN Capstone||5||Blended|
|Total Semester Credits||12|
*Students who wish to transfer general education credits, please consult with your Admissions Advisor for curriculum requirements.
Our ASN degree program is a 69-semester credit hours consisting of 75 weeks (5 semesters) and is offered as a blended program that combines on-ground lab, clinical, and simulation, with online coursework. Designed to prepare students for a career in nursing, the curriculum and program delivery gives students the foundational knowledge and experiential learning to enter the field of nursing as field-tested professionals.
Coursework will consist of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Students will learn how to be professional nurses caring for clients, families, and communities through theory and practical applications. General education courses are integrated into the program. Curriculum will be delivered in a blended format with the majority of coursework offered online.
Students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation center. With a focus on practical skill development, student will utilize our complex human patient simulators to enhance their clinical critical thinking skills and clinical judgement to help them make the best client-centered decisions for safe care as future nurses.
for a Lifetime
When you complete our ASN program you’ll be equipped with the skills to practice caring, compassionate nursing, be able to use technology and other healthcare resources, and be prepared for licensure and certification. See all of our program outcomes.
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Joyce University nurses are recognized for their clinical skills, which comes from our immersive skills lab, state-of-the-art simulation center, and diverse clinical experiences weaved throughout the Associate of Science in Nursing program.Visit Our Simulation Center
Nursing school is one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavors you’ll ever undertake, and we’re here to support you along the way. As a student, you’ll be surrounded by a robust support system that includes dedicated academic advisors, 100% free individual and group tutoring, and career planning and placement services.Visit Our Student Portal
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Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Associate of Science in Nursing Program has been granted programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, formerly NLNAC).
Our ASN program tuition is $53,305, based on 69 program credit hours. In May 2021, top-earners in the field brought home over $120,250 a year, with a median annual wage of $77,600 a year.*
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2021
Our ASN program makes it easy to start your new career. Admittance to the program requires proof of high school graduation, a passing drug screen and background check, and an entrance exam called a TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills), along with other basic requirements.
At Joyce, ASN students complete lecture-based coursework online and get the opportunity to engage with our state-of-the-art Simulation Center at our Draper, Utah campus. ASN students also complete clinicals in person for real-world, hands-on nursing experience. You can check out our ASN program structure for more info.
Joyce University’s ASN curriculum includes online nursing lectures and general education courses, and hands-on nursing skill training via labs, simulations, and direct-care clinicals.
ASN students have some flexibility with their class schedules. Online live sessions offer the flexibility to attend live sessions virtually. Students can access eBooks and materials anywhere via our virtual library. Students can also register for a clinical experience that best meets their schedule from a list of available options.
Joyce University’s ASN program requires 312 direct-care clinical hours. Students can register for a clinical experience that best meets their schedule from a list of available options. Most clinical nursing student shifts last from 8 to 12 hours, which reflects a typical nurse’s workday.
Clinical sessions are typically completed at various healthcare facilities across the state up to within 100 miles of the campus. Joyce University campus is located in Draper, UT.
Joyce University is proud to have relationships with clinical facilities across Utah and beyond. Some of our clinical partners include: Davis Hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus, Mountain Point Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, St. Marks Hospital, and more.
In addition to traditional clinicals, Joyce students can also apply to our International Clinicals program (upon availability). Read more about Nursing Clinicals at Joyce.
Both ASN and ADN degrees prepare nursing students to take the NCLEX and begin a career as an RN. Both take around 2 years on average, and both associate’s degrees consist of didactic classes and hands-on training.
The main difference is that an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree emphasizes clinical practice thus requiring more clinical experience as part of the curriculum, while an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) places more emphasis on didactic coursework.
Joyce University ASN graduates are field-tested and career-ready for the clinical setting upon graduation. Grads are eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam and earn RN Licensure in just 20 months.
Registered Nurses (RNs) must have a minimum of an associate’s degree in nursing to sit for the NCLEX-RN and become licensed. Joyce University offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree that prepares students to take the NCLEX and certify as RNs in 20 months. Learn more about our ASN program offerings or read our step by step guide to become a registered nurse.
Joyce’s RN program is a 69 credit Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. In as little as 20 months, students prepare for and take the NCLEX exam and can begin their careers as licensed RNs.
As of 2023, an ASN degree at Joyce costs an estimated $53,305. This includes tuition, books, supplies, and fees. You can look over the cost breakdown on our Financial Aid page.
Our financial aid office is prepared to assist students with finding loans, scholarships, grants, veteran’s benefits, and work study opportunities to help cover the cost of nursing school.
Yes! Joyce University’s Associate of Science Nursing program has been granted programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, formerly NLNAC).
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Joyce University has institutional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Our ASN nursing program doesn’t require any college-level prerequisites, and general courses are built into the curriculum. This means that students can come to Joyce straight from high school.
You can read up on Joyce’s university-wide admissions requirements here.
According to ZipRecruiter, RNs make an average of $40 per hour in the US, and the median annual salary is $82,531. Actual salary depends on a variety of factors, including specialty, location, and healthcare institution.