Associate of Science in Nursing

Cardinal Stritch University's Associate of Science in Nursing program is designed for students seeking a nursing degree with a liberal arts foundation in a university environment.


Our program is aimed at developing your abilities to practice nursing using the principles of health promotion, maintenance and restoration across the life span in a variety of structured client settings.

Throughout the program students will be exposed to the broad curricular concepts of:

Applications to the ADN program are no longer being accepted.  Please refer to the undergraduate course catalog for ADN program information.

  • Nursing process
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Nursing care
  • Professional behavior
  • Teaching and learning

Our ADN program is arranged so that you will have a wide variety of clinical experiences in community agencies and hospitals. 

The ADN program allows you to have a wide variety of clinical experiences in community agencies and hospitals.  

To complete the degree, 70 credit hours are required. Of these, 32 credits are in liberal arts core courses and 38 are in nursing courses.

The 2014 Cardinal Stritch University pass rate is 82% for graduates who took the National Council Licensure Exam - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and passed the exam on the first attempt.  The national average for graduates first time pass rate is 81.78%.