Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
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Nursing makes a great impact on the physical and emotional well being of individuals in all stages of life. Registered Nurses provide care to individuals in an effort to attain, restore and maintain health. To do that, they must apply critical thinking skills, clinical competence, accountability, adaptability and a commitment to the value of caring. The goal of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is to prepare registered nurses who are providers of care, managers of care and members of the profession. Associate's degree nursing students receive preparation to provide care for patients across the life span, but the majority of graduates are employed in health care settings where the focus is on adult patients. Kent State Ashtabula provides exceptionally high quality education. The associate's degree is granted following the successful completion of 70 credit semester hours of coursework, which may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. The curriculum blends general education and nursing courses.
After you achieve state licensure, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing provides strong employability in the health care field. Graduates have a smooth articulation into B.S.N. completion programs, and the credits earned in the associate's degree program can be applied toward a bachelor's degree.
Because admission to this program is selective, students should meet with the program director to discuss requirements. Students must complete all developmental coursework prescribed by the COMPASS placement test, prior to entering the nursing courses.
ACCREDITATION Kent State University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The associate's degree in nursing program (ADN) is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, (212) 363-5555.