Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

A graduate of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. The program consists of two (2) tracks. The first track is direct AASN which is designed for students with no prior nursing experience or training.

The second track is LPN Bridge which is designed for students with previously practical nursing training or licensure.
At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program, the student will be presented to the Board of Nursing. Graduates certified by the Ohio Board of Nursing will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Registered nurses (RNs) participate as contributing members of the healthcare team by providing and coordinating patient care in a Healthcare facility. They also oversee and supervise practical nurses, nurses’ aides, and home care aides. Registered nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, etc.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES FOR THE ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE (AASN)

The graduate of the Associate of Applied Science in nursing degree is expected to:

  1. Perform nursing duties within legal and ethical principles and professional standards of practice according to prevailing regulations.
  2. Apply evidence-based knowledge from nursing and the basic biological, physical, social, behavioral, and technological sciences to support clinical decision-making and to provide accurate, safe nursing care in diverse settings.
  3. Apply principles of microbiology, nutrition, and pharmacology to support clinical decision-making and to provide accurate and safe nursing care in diverse settings.
  4. Utilize the nursing process and collaborating with other members of the healthcare team to promote achievement of identified client outcomes.
  5. Provide accurate, safe nursing care when implementing the prescribed treatment regimen to assist clients/families in coping/ adapting to changes in health status and health deviation to promote self-care and continuity of care within and across healthcare settings.
  6. Assist the client when making healthcare decisions to achieve optimal level of functioning or end-of-life decisions to attain a peaceful, dignified death according to the client’s emotional, cultural, religious, and spiritual needs.
  7. Demonstrate caring behaviors in interactions with clients, significant support persons, and other members of the healthcare team.
  8. Utilize effective communication in interactions with the client, significant support persons, and members of the healthcare team.
  9. Collaborate with the client, significant support persons, and other healthcare team members to achieve desired client outcomes using available resources and services to provide safe, cost-effective care.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Submit the application form with registration fee.
  • Successfully complete an admissions assessment designed to assess cognitive ability. Score a minimum of 15 on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) entrance assessment exam. The exam must be taken and passed before an applicant can begin any studies in the program. Photo identification must be presented prior to testing.
  • Submit proof of US residency.
  • Be a High School graduate and submit proof of graduation (High School Diploma, High School Transcript, OR General Education Development Certificate (GED)).
  • Submit a criminal history record check (BCI & FBI).
  • Submit two (2) character references.

Program Fees

Tuition$32887.50
Skills Lab Fees/ Technology Fee$1702
Integrated Assessment Package$2540
Total Costs$37,129.50

Other Fees

Registration Fee$125
Graduation Fee$100