This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
2018: Approved for continued Initial approval by the La. State Board of Nursing
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) program prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques, and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, or infirmed for 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 Degree 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.
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.
Students wishing to apply for clinical courses should review the following links.
- LPN to RN Program
- TEAS Testing
- Admission to ASN Clinical Courses
- Application to SOWELA
- All students must be fully admitted to SOWELA to be considered for clinical placement.
- Admission Requirements and Selection Process for the ASN Program
- Clinical Application for ASN Clinical Courses 2020 – Deadline April 9, 2020 (PDF)
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) (opens new window)
- Student Handbook (PDF/opens new window)
ASN to BSN:
SOWELA and Northwestern State University: In August 2018, a formal ASN to BSN agreement between SOWELA and Northwestern State University Louisiana (PDF/opens new window) was signed. This allows students to pursue the BSN degree at Northwestern State University upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. Students are offered individualized plans with online courses to complete the BSN degree. Dr. Danita Potter, RN to BSN Program Director, may be contacted at email@example.com for further information.
SOWELA and University of Louisiana at Lafayette: In October 2018, a formal ASN to BSN agreement between SOWELA and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) (PDF/opens new window) was signed. This allows student to pursue the BSN degree at ULL upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Lisa Broussard, RN to BSN Program Director for further information.
CIP Code: 513801
Program Type: Associate of Science Degree
Program Length: 71 Semester Credit Hours
Lake Charles, LA.