Lincoln University AAS Nursing Program

Lincoln University AAS Nursing Program

The AAS in nursing curriculum prepares graduates to assume beginning staff nurse positions in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health related institutions. Student experiences include hands on laboratory, classroom, and clinical facility rotations. This curriculum provides the foundation for a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in nursing program is offered on the military base at Fort Leonard Wood.  The AAS nursing program has a part-time evening curriculum designed to meet the local needs of the community and the educational needs of active duty military personnel and their dependents.  The AAS nursing program accepts 40 applicants each fall semester. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may be eligible for advanced standing.  Upon successful completion of the AAS nursing program, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.  Satisfactory performance on this examination will qualify the student for licensure as a registered nurse.  However, graduation from the AAS in nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exam.  

The Associate of Applied Science nursing program at Lincoln University- Missouri at the Lincoln University School of Nursing located in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Applied Science nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
The AAS Program in Nursing holds full approval by:
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard, PO Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
(573) 751-0681
 

Each prospective student must complete requirements for admission to Lincoln University.

Lincoln University First Steps

Deadline for August admission to the Fort Leonard Wood program is April 1.  All admission criteria must be met by this date.

Admission to the Nursing program is based upon:

  • HESI A2 with a minimum composite score of 70% in the following areas – basic math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar and A&P within five years of application OR Minimum ACT composite of 19 within five years of application
  • Completion of General Biology with lab.
  • Completion of pre-requisite nursing courses with a GPA of 2.75 in ENG 101 Composition & Rhetoric I, PSY 101 General Psychology, BIO 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology, and BIO 209 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab.
  • Have taken MAT 111 Intermediate Algebra or higher or taken the math placement.
  • Completion of nursing school application.
  • Three letters of reference on forms provided
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools attended after high school/GED.
  • LPNs must submit official transcripts and one reference letter from LPN school.
  • Good academic & non-academic standing.

Students are selected for admission to the nursing program once a year. Additional information concerning admission criteria and the application process is available. Contact the campus office for more information on attending an Information Seminar and meeting with a nursing advisor.

Tuition

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Lab fees are assessed for each nursing and science lab course in addition to tuition.
$173.94* per semester technology fee will be applied to all Fort Leonard Wood classes.

In addition to tuition and laboratory fees, the student should anticipate spending approximately $2,000 to $3,000 for the following expenditures:

  • Textbooks
  • Complete uniforms
  • Stethoscope
  • Watch with second hand
  • Bandage scissors
  • Graduation fees
  • Graduation pin
  • State Board Exam fee
  • Pre-admission health screening
  • Drug testing
  • Federal and State background checks

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus and for clinical experiences.

Financial Aid

Information regarding financial aid is available through the Lincoln University, Fort Leonard Wood Office 573-329-5160 or email flw@lincolnu.edu

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First Semester (Fall)
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
University Seminar

(1st 8 weeks)
GE 101 An introduction to college in general and Lincoln University in particular. Prepares freshmen for success in their academic pursuits and encourages their personal growth. None 1
Principles of Biology w/ lab BIO 103/104L Introduction to basic concepts that are foundations of the life sciences. / Hands-on investigations designed to reinforce basic concepts and principles common to the life sciences. None 4
Composition and Rhetoric I

(1st 8 weeks)
ENG 101 A writing course that focuses on personal, descriptive, and narrative types of essay writing. None 4
Composition and Rhetoric II

(2nd 8 weeks)
ENG 102 A writing course that focuses on argumentative and persuasive writing, with a limited introduction to research and the fundamentals of literary analysis. ENG 101 3
Introduction to Sociology SA 201 This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental theories, methodological approaches and basic principles used in sociology. The course examines the systematic study of social relationships and interactions. Detailed study of socialization, social structures, institutions, inequality, social control, gender, ethnicity, the economy and globalization will be engaged. None 3
         
Total Hours 15 Hours
 
Second Semester (Spring)
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
General Psychology

(1st 8 weeks)
PSY 101 An introduction to psychology as the science of affect, behavior, and cognition focusing on the methods, concepts, and terminology of the field. None 3

Development Psychology

(2nd 8 weeks)

PSY 308 A life-span course on human development. Emphasis is on physical, psychological, and social development from conception to death. PSY 101 3
Anatomy & Physiology BIO 208/209L An integrated study of morphological and functional aspects of the human body. BIO 103 or 150 & 104L 5
American National Government or Equivalent PSC 203 Origin, development, structure, functions and problems of the national government. Special reference to recent trends and U.S. and Missouri Constitutions.   3
Total Hours 14 Hours
 
Summer 
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
Principles of Nutrition NUR 235 Basic principles of nutrition for man and animals, sources and utilization of essential nutrients. BIO 103 & 104L or CHM 101 3
Total Hours 3 Hours
Third Semester (Fall)
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
Nursing Process I NUR 101 Basic concepts of nursing, nursing skills, scientific principles emphasizing needs common to all people, surgical interventions, and identification and treatment of cellular alterations in varied health care settings.

Five hours lecture, twelve hours clinical.
GE 101, BIO 208, BIO 209L, MAT 51, ENG 101 and PSY 101. 9
Total Hours 9 Hours
 
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
Psych/Geri Nursing

(1st 8 weeks)
NUR 103 Concepts of psychosocial nursing throughout the lifespan with identification of related alterations and treatments, and concepts of gerontological nursing, applied in varied health care and community settings.

Four hours lecture, twelve hours clinical weekly per 8-week session.
NUR 101 and AGR 303A. 4
Nursing Process II

(2nd 8 weeks)
NUR 104 Application of scientific principles and concepts of nursing in providing care to the client with unmet sensory ,neurologic, fluid and electrolyte, renal elimination, and mobility needs.

Six hours lecture, twelve hours clinical weekly per 8-week session.
NUR 103 5
Total Hours 9 Hours
 
Summer
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
Microbiology W/ Lab BIO 301/301L Morphology, classification, physiology, and cultivation of microorganisms. BIO 103 or 150 & 104L 4
Total Hours 4 Hours  

Fifth Semester (Fall)
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
Nursing Process III

(1st 8 weeks)
NUR 201 Application of scientific principles and concepts of nursing in providing care to the client with unmet nutrition, elimination, and regulation needs.

Four hours lecture, twelve hours clinical weekly per 8-week session.
NUR 104, BIO 301, BIO 301L, PSY 308 5
Maternal - Child Nursing

(2nd 8 weeks)
NUR 202 Application of scientific principles and concepts of nursing in providing care to meet the needs of maternity patients and children from birth through adolescence.

Six hours lecture, twelve hours clinical weekly per 8-week session.
NUR 201 4
Total Hours 9 Hours
 
Sixth Semester (Spring) 
Title Abbreviation Descriptions Prerequisite Credit Hour
Nursing Process IV

(1st 8 weeks)
NUR 203 Differentiation and application of scientific principles and concepts of nursing in providing care to clients with unmet oxygenation, multi-system and critical care needs.

Six hours lecture, twelve hours clinical weekly per 8-week session.
NUR 202, ENG 102, SA 201 5
Nursing Leadership

(2nd 8 weeks)
NUR 204 Application of leadership principles in providing care to clients in and across health care settings, examining legal, ethical, and professional frameworks of nursing.

Four hours lecture and twelve hours clinical weekly per 8-week session.

This course is designated writing intensive.
NUR 203 4
Total Hours 9 Hours
 
General Education Credits 36 Hours
Total Nursing Credits 36 Hours
Total Program Credits 72 Hours

Pre-registration:  Pre-registration is for current Lincoln University students in good standing. Contact the Fort Leonard Wood Campus office at 573-329-5160 to schedule a registration/advisement appointment.

Registration: New students to Lincoln University may register during regular registration. Contact the Fort Leonard Wood Campus office at 573-329-5160 to schedule a registration/advisement appointment.

Payment:  Registration must be secured by paying in full or making appropriate payment arrangements by the due dates (See Academic Calendar). Schedules may be cancelled if payment isn't made and the University concludes such action is appropriate.

Note: You are required to withdraw from all classes if you decide not to attend. Failure to do so may result in you being held fully responsible for all charges to your student account.

Financial Aid:  Applications for Pell Grants and Student Loans should be processed BEFORE registration. Promissory notes are now completed online. (Note: Your User ID is your Lincoln University Datatel ID number.)  Please contact the Fort Leonard Wood Campus Office at 573-329-5160 or flw@lincolnu.edu for more information on financial aid and/or payment plans. 

Soldiers:  All Active Duty Army and Army Reserve soldiers requesting tuition assistance must register through the GoArmyEd portal. You can access the portal from this website:  http://www.goarmyed.com/.  Before requesting classes through the GoArmyEd portal, students must see a Lincoln University nursing advisor to set up a degree plan for nursing course work. Contact the Fort Leonard Wood Campus Office at 573-329-5160 or flw@lincolnu.edu for an appointment.
 

Academic Advising:  PRE-nursing students are assigned an academic advisor.  All students seeking admission to the Fort Leonard Wood nursing program must meet regularly with their academic advisor to ensure they are progressing satisfactorily.

Entrance Testing

Nursing Entrance Test - Students may take the ACT or HESI A2 for admissions into the program.

Please see Admission Criteria for more information on testing.

The nursing program requires a ACT composite score of 19 with the exam taken in the last five years of application OR a minimum composite score of 70% on the HESI A2 in the following areas - basic math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar and A&P within five years of application 

Placement Testing

Math Placement Test

Students who have not transferred in Intermediate Algebra or equivalent MUST complete the appropriate placement test.  The test will be given each semester.  If the student has not transferred Intermediate Algebra credit, this test MUST be taken. There is no charge for the test.

Contact the Fort Leonard Wood office to make arrangements for testing.

Contact

Lincoln Uninversity Fort Leonard Wood Campus

Office
Truman Education Center
4904 Constitution Ave Bldg. 499
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8934
Phone: 573-329-5160
Email: flw@lincolnu.edu