Associate in Science, Nursing
Concentrations within this ProgramASN - Credit Transfer
Nurses make unique and distinct contributions to the healthcare system and to society as a whole.
The goal of nursing care is to address human needs across the lifespan, and to promote, protect, maintain, and restore health and human dignity. Nurses act as compassionate providers of care. They are leaders, educators, and counselors. PTC has created an Associate in Science, Nursing, to educate the next generation of America’s caregivers.
The PTC ASN is a 21-month comprehensive program designed to prepare students who want to enter the nursing profession and for graduates who have completed a Practical Nursing program and want to expand their skills to sit for Registered Nursing Licensure. The curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN Registered Nursing Exam. Through discussions,interactive instruction, lectures, hands-on laboratory training, and practce in our Simulation Center, you'll have a chance to develop the skills that could help you stand out in the job market and make a difference in patients' lives
At PTC we combine classroom learning with skills practice in PTC’s state of the industry laboratory and Simulation Center. ASN students will gain valuable experience in extensive clinical settings including an emphasis on primary care and wellness, acute care, chronic illness, obstetrics, and pediatrics. This valuable combination of classroom learning, laboratory preparation, and clinical experience is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in nursing.
- You can complete your degree in less than two years. There is no waiting for available classes and no delays in getting your degree.
- Licensed Practical Nurse program graduates may participate in our advanced standing program to complete their ASN with additional quarters of study based on credit for previous education and experience.
- The curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN Registered Nursing Exam.
- You will benefit from separate courses in critical thinking, ethics and pharmacology.
- You will learn in clinical settings across the entire healthcare delivery continuum from wellness to acute care to chronic care with people of all ages.
- You will regularly learn in PTC’s state of the industry simulation lab where you will be working with the latest equipment and technology.
- You will learn in our state of the art Nursing Skills Lab that provides hands on practice of the skills you will use in your career in nursing.
- You will work in a nurturing environment with experienced instructors and student advisors. Our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you need.
- Our students learn the science of nursing and beyond. We believe in lifelong learning for our nurses and have articulation agreements with several colleges for ongoing nurse education should you decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Many courses may be considered for transfer by area RN to BSN programs.
So you want to be a Nurse? Here’s what you need to know about eligibility and admission to PTC’s School of Nursing.
PTC’s School of Nursing welcomes candidates to its testing dates and information sessions for its Practical Nursing and Associate in Science, Nursing, programs. Here’s what you need to know about candidacy for PTC’s School of Nursing.
PTC School of Nursing candidates must complete the following.
- Provide proof of high school graduation or GED
- Pass PTC’s nursing entrance exam
Submit acceptable SAT/ACT scores
- Pass a background check and a drug screening.
Here’s how you get started.
Step 1 – DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY
- If you have SAT/ACT scores that match the following, call PTC Nursing Admissions at 412-809-5386.
SAT: Math 450 or better and Verbal 450 or better
ACT: 19 or better
- Applicants shall have completed work equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including 4 units of English, 3 units of Social Studies, 2 units of Mathematics (1 of which is Algebra) and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory or equivalent.
- If you currently work as an LPN, call PTC Nursing Admissions at 412-809-5386
- If A and B don’t apply to you, schedule a testing date for PTC’s Nursing entrance exam to determine your eligibility. Contact PTC Nursing Admissions at 412-809-5386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2 – ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
Once you are notified of your eligibility, you can schedule a date to attend one of PTC’s School of Nursing Information Sessions to receive your Enrollment Packet and instructions.
Step 3 – APPLY FOR CLEARANCES
Submit the following components as detailed in your Enrollment Packet.
- Act 33
- Act 34
- Act 73
- PTC’s admissions application
- $100 tuition deposit*
- $60 drug screening fee*
* your tuition deposit and screening fee should be included in one $160 check made payable to Pittsburgh Technical College
Step 4 – MEET WITH ADMISSIONS
When all 6 components of your enrollment packet are submitted you can schedule an individual interview with PTC Admissions to tour our facility and to discuss your career goals, educational expectations, financial aid need and possible credit transfers.
Step 5 – COMPLETE YOUR ADMISSIONS APPLICATION
Submit the following forms.
- Health Evaluation Form
- Proof of CPR (professional rescuer)
- Drug screening results
Once you complete these five steps, your application for admission to PTC’s School of Nursing can be evaluated. Upon acceptance, you can order your uniform and prepare for the start of classes.
Questions? Contact PTC Nursing Admissions at 412-809-5386 or email@example.com
PTC’s Nursing entrance exam