Nursing (RN)

Program Description

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 (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.

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ACEN Accredited - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

2022: The Associate of Science in Nursing program has continued full approval through the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

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 to Clinical Nursing Courses - ASN Program

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.

ASN Clinical Applications will be available in August for the spring and in February for the fall. Applications will be available at the School of Nursing & Allied Health office on the 2nd floor of the H C Drew Building. Applicants may also request a copy from Support Coordinator, Kim Mitchell, at

Degree Options

Nursing (RN) – 513801 – Associate of Science
Course No.Course TitleLectureLabTotal Credit Hrs
Semester 1
CSSK 1010101
ENGL 1010English Composition I303
Math 1100 (3 HRS) or Math 1105 (5 HRS)College Algebra or Algebra and Trigonometry3/503/5
BIOL 2253Human Anatomy & Physiology I303
BIOL 2251Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab011
HIST 2010 or HIST 2020American History I or American History II303
Semester 2
ENGL 1020English Composition II303
BIOL 2263Human Anatomy & Physiology II303
BIOL 2261Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab011
*NURS 1100Nursing Fundamentals404
*NURS 1110Nursing Fundamentals Application033
Semester 3
NURS 1150Pharmacology303
NURS 2200Nursing Concepts I404
NURS 2210Application of Nursing Concepts I033
BIOL 2103General Microbiology303
BIOL 2101General Microbiology Lab011
Semester 4
NURS 2300Nursing Concepts II505
NURS 2310Application of Nursing Concepts II044
PSYC 2335Psychology of Human Development303
MATH 2100Elementary Statistics303
Semester 5
NURS 2400Nursing Concepts III505
NURS 2410Application of Nursing Concepts III055
NURS 2500Nursing Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing101
ARTS 1200 or THEA 1013Introduction to Visual Arts or Intro to Theatre303
Total Clock Hours675

*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 YearTraditional ASNLPN to RNTotal ASN
NCLEX Passage Rate
Graduation YearTraditional ASNLPN to RNTotal ASN
ASN RN New Class Start Times by Semester and Location
Lake Charles, LA
SemesterFall 2023
Spring 2024
Fall 2024
Spring 2025
Fall 2025

Contact Information

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