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.


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

Students in the program are exposed to the broad curricular concepts of: nursing process, critical thinking, communication, nursing care, professional behavior, and teaching and learning. Our program is arranged to provide a wide variety of clinical experiences in community agencies and hospitals. It also allows for 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. In 2014, the Cardinal Stritch University pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) was 82% for graduates who took the  and passed the exam on the first attempt. The national average for graduates taking it the first time is 81.78%.