This is an innovative, fast-paced, two-year program leading to an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. The Associate of Science in Nursing Program prepares nurses to manage direct care to patients with commonly recurring illnesses in acute and long-term health care facilities. There is an optional externship program between the first and second years and a three-week preceptorship experience immediately prior to graduation. All graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam for registered nurses. Graduates of this program will have the educational foundation to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through an advanced placement option for registered nurses, such as The W's RN-to-BSN.
Since its inception in 1971 with 135 students, the Associate of Science in Nursing Program at The W has been committed to excellence in nursing education. Over 1,600 graduates are employed as registered nurses in acute and community health care settings throughout the United States.