Students enrolled in an Associate of Science in Nursing program would take courses in nursing, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other social and behavioral sciences. The curriculum will also require supervised clinical experience
Some hospital-based nursing schools that granted diplomas altered their curriculum to offer associate degrees.
Many nursing schools offering a bachelor's degree have "fast-track" programs to enable practicing nurses with an associate's degree to earn a bachelor's degree in approximately two years. In some institutions this is called "Bridging."