Nursing (RN)

Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program at SOWELA Technical Community College located in Lake Charles, Louisiana is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

www.acenursing.org (opens new window)

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm (opens new window).

ACEN Accredited - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

2023: The Associate of Science in Nursing program has continued full approval through the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Program Description

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques, and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, or infirmed individuals, families, or groups.

The mission of SOWELA School of Nursing and Allied Health (SoNAH) is to serve and improve the health of individuals entrusted in our care by providing excellence in education and to prepare graduates to pursue higher education to become globally competitive citizens.

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the healthcare arena and enhance possibilities of transfer coursework to a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam for R.N. (NCLEX-RN) and be prepared to enter the workforce as a registered nurse generalist.

The program emphasizes skills and knowledge necessary to promote human flourishing within the legal, ethical, and professional scope of the registered nurse. Content is organized to enhance experiential learning in the clinical setting.

Application Information

All students must be fully admitted to SOWELA to be considered for clinical placement.

Students who are interested in pursuing the ASN degree must complete the first semester of prerequisites prior to applying for clinical courses. ASN students will select Pre-nursing as the major on the SOWELA admission application.

To request an application, please complete our Application Request Form (opens new window).

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Curriculum

Nursing (RN) – 513801 – Associate of Science
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
CSSK 1010 1 0 1
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 0 3
Math 1100 (3 HRS) or Math 1105 (5 HRS) College Algebra or Algebra and Trigonometry 3/5 0 3/5
BIOL 2253 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 0 3
BIOL 2251 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 1 1
HIST 2010 or HIST 2020 American History I or American History II 3 0 3
14/16
Semester 2
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3 0 3
BIOL 2263 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 0 3
BIOL 2261 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 1 1
*NURS 1100 Nursing Fundamentals 4 0 4
*NURS 1110 Nursing Fundamentals Application 0 3 3
14
Semester 3
NURS 1150 Pharmacology 3 0 3
NURS 2200 Nursing Concepts I 4 0 4
NURS 2210 Application of Nursing Concepts I 0 3 3
BIOL 2103 General Microbiology 3 0 3
BIOL 2101 General Microbiology Lab 0 1 1
14
Semester 4
NURS 2300 Nursing Concepts II 5 0 5
NURS 2310 Application of Nursing Concepts II 0 4 4
PSYC 2335 Psychology of Human Development 3 0 3
MATH 2100 Elementary Statistics 3 0 3
15
Semester 5
NURS 2400 Nursing Concepts III 5 0 5
NURS 2410 Application of Nursing Concepts III 0 5 5
NURS 2500 Nursing Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing 1 0 1
ARTS 1200 or THEA 1013 Introduction to Visual Arts or Intro to Theatre 3 0 3
14
Total Clock Hours 675

*Must meet admission requirements

Program Information

CIP Code: 513801

Program Type: Associate of Science Degree

Program Length: 71 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Program Completion Rate
Graduation Year Traditional ASN LPN to RN Total ASN
2021 100% 100% 100%
2022 89% 100% 92%
2023 82% 100% 84%
NCLEX Passage Rate
Graduation Year Traditional ASN LPN to RN Total ASN
2021 85% 100% 89%
2022 96% 100% 97.29%
2023 100% 100% 100%
ASN RN New Class Start Times by Semester and Location
Location SOWELA
Lake Charles, LA
Semester Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Fall 2024
Spring 2025
Fall 2025

Contact Information

Kristine Stout, MSN, RN

kristine.stout@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6584

Read about SOWELA's Transfer Agreements with other colleges and universities.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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