Nurses are the ultimate healthcare heroes, serving as the bridge between doctors and patients and providing the backbone for our modern healthcare system. It’s been a top choice career for those wanting to make a difference for decades, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re at the doctor’s office or hospital or other medical facility, odds are that a nurse is right there at your side, providing for your care, offering you advice, and helping you and your loved ones navigate the situation.

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing at Casa Loma in Nashville

Casa Loma College is excited to launch our brand-new Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) degree program at our Nashville campus, aimed at helping students turn their caring natures into new job opportunities. This is a career that is in-demand, rapidly expanding, and ready for new, skilled professionals.

Our Nashville facilities are outfitted with brand-new equipment, offering you the most up-to-date curriculum and hands-on training, all at an affordable tuition rate. We educate and empower our students by providing the highest standard of nursing education and service, producing qualified, competent nurses who deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care in diverse healthcare settings.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which qualifies you to apply as a registered nurse in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare, outpatient care centers, and more.

What Our Nursing Program Teaches You

At Casa Loma, we value your time and your future, which is why we don’t make you waste years sitting in a classroom. Our five-semester, 68-credit-hour Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program can be completed in a matter of months and includes classroom theory, skilled lab work, and clinical experience – a combination that ensures you’re getting the most out of your education.

Our AAS graduates leave Casa Loma with the ability to:

  • Demonstrate current best practices and informed clinical judgement in the application of safe, evidence-based nursing care 
  • Collaborate with patients and the healthcare team to plan, coordinate, and implement patient-centered care
  • Promote patient and staff safety by engaging in processes of quality improvement within the complex systems of healthcare
  • Use healthcare technology and tools to enhance communication and improve healthcare delivery for culturally and socially diverse patient populations
  • Incorporate professional values, legal requirements, ethical principles, and cultural humility into their nursing practice

We also work to instill strong skills in communication, critical thinking, and lifelong learning, all of which are vital to helping you build a foundation for a successful long-term career. Our Nashville AAS program incorporates general education credits in composition, algebra, and public speaking, as well as an array of nursing courses like:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Fundamental Nursing Skills
  • Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families
  • Ethics and Medical Law

All of this is capped off with two clinical capstone courses to give you experience in real-world healthcare settings and an NCLEX Success course that aims to better prepare you to sit for your NCLEX-RN® exam.

Why You Should Choose Casa Loma

Casa Loma College has been around since 1966, promoting high-level healthcare education to students who want to better their lives, their families, and their communities. We know that, to be successful, you need a school that supports you, values your time, and strives for excellence.

That’s Casa Loma College.

We have the personnel and resources that you need, including:

  • A fully staffed team of financial aid professionals who can help you put together a package that fits your needs and your budget
  • Faculty who are experienced healthcare professionals with real knowledge of what you’ll need to know in a medical setting
  • A career services department that is tapped into the local job market and employers, what they’re looking for, and how you can nail an interview
  • A Nashville campus that is outfitted with new and up-to-date equipment and conveniently located right off I-40, near the airport

We’ve designed our Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program to respond to our students’ changing needs, with objectives that include:

  • Offering you a balanced program that combines theory, practical experience, and personal and professional development
  • Providing you with a competitive edge by equipping you with a high level of knowledge, skills, and competencies
  • Evaluating you based on your individual educational and technical skill to give you the absolute best chance of successfully completing the AAS program
  • Consistently reevaluating the AAS program curriculum to ensure it continues to meet industry demands and the needs of our Nashville community

Ready to Begin Your Journey Toward Becoming a Nurse?

If you’re ready to get started on your path toward a nursing career, Casa Loma has just the program you need. Contact us today and graduate from our Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program in a matter of months, not years.

Casa Loma College is a non-profit college serving the Los Angeles professional healthcare community since 1966. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our AAS degree program. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our programs in healthcare, imaging, rehabilitation services, or other educational opportunities, contact us today.