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Meeting of the
SHEPHERD COLLEGE
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
February 13, 2003
Agenda Item No. 9

NAME CHANGE OF THE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING

The nursing program currently leads to an Associate of Science Degree (the A.S. degree). Many institutions award a degree titled "Associate of Science in Nursing Degree", which is designated as "A.S.N." The baccalaureate degree at Shepherd was developed as a "B.S.N." degree. The Department of Nursing believes that its students would benefit from this degree designation and that the specificity of the degree title would enhance the overall sense of community among the students in this program.

No changes in the admission requirements, curriculum, or graduation requirements are associated with this proposal. This change would be limited to the title of the degree that is awarded.

The following resolution is recommended for adoption by the Board:

RESOLVED, That the Shepherd Board of Governors approves the change of the title of the degree issued to graduates in Nursing to the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree, effective with the May 2003 graduates.