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Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree FAQs Answered

An Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree is a cost-efficient option for those with a passion for healing. FVI’s nursing program is perfect for students ready to jump into the medical world.

How Long Does a Nursing Degree Take?

Full-time students of FVI’s nursing program can complete their program in 22 months.

What to Expect from a Nursing DegreeA Doctor and a Nurse Working Together in a Hospital

FVI’s nursing program combines general education and nursing knowledge. Required pre-requisites to begin nursing:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • College Mathematics
  • General Psychology
  • Human Diversity (social science)


Majors in nursing also participate in lab experiences. Students learn procedures on realistic mannequins and practice on patients. Lab experiences are essential to understanding the real world of the profession.

What Nursing Jobs Can You Get with an Associate Degree?Woman Smiling while Holding a Stethoscope

ASN programs open the door for job opportunities. Career options for nursing associates include:

  • Oncology Nurse: Oncology RNs work with patients with cancer. They treat patients before and after treatment, update medical records, and educate patients and their families on cancer treatments.
  • Infection Preventionist: These specialists investigate and prevent infectious diseases. These nurses educate local communities and ensure that disease prevention procedures are followed.
  • Patient Coordinator: The medical world is complex and difficult for those outside the system to navigate. It’s the responsibility of patient care technicians to help their patients understand treatment options and medications.
  • Pediatric Nurse: PNs treat patients from birth to adolescence. They develop treatment plans, educate patients and their families, and interpret lab tests.
  • Emergency Room Nurse: ER nurses work with patients in trauma units. They’re quick-thinking professionals who can treat traumatic injuries at a moment’s notice.

LPN vs. RN

FVI’s nursing associate prepares students for careers are RNs and as LPNs.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) require less training than RNs. LPNs enroll in a short-term diploma program. The average salary for LPNs is $47, 820. They help assist medical professionals by:

  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Discussing treatments and results with patients
  • Keeping patient records

Registered Nurses (RNs) require a nursing associate or bachelor’s degree. Their higher level of training is reflected in higher salaries. RN duties include:

  • Testing and collecting lab samples
  • Setting up care plans
  • Administering medication and drawing blood

Is a Nursing Degree Worth It?
Absolutely! Just ask Tiana, one of our graduates:

FVI’s Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program prepares students to join a rapidly growing workforce, practice the skills nurses use every day, and develop the knowledge needed to pass the NCLEX exam.
Call (786) 574-3350 for more information on FVI’s nursing associate degree.

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