Program Facts

Train to join the largest occupation in the hospital setting with Concorde in Memphis.

Learn essential clinical care skills to treat patients across the lifespan.

Complete your degree in as few as 20 months of study.*


America’s 3.1 million registered nurses (RNs) make a difference every single day—and we need more of them. If you’re a compassionate person who’s also interested in science, nursing could be the right career path for you.

Concorde Career College in Memphis offers an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program (AASN) you can complete in as few as 21 months.* This program combines online general education classes, traditional classroom and lab instruction and clinical experienceᶛᶛ to equip you for skilled patient care in less than two years. After successfully completing this program, you can become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse® (NCLEX-RN®).†

Practical Nursing Curriculum

Our AASN degree program teaches foundational skills to help you start your nursing career right. In addition to nursing theory and practical courses, it also covers general education topics designed to improve your communication and critical thinking capabilities.

  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Nursing
  • Adult Health Nursing I and II
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families
  • Transition to Professional Practice
  • Multisystem Disorders
  • NCLEX Preparation and Capstone

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.

ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

† Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.