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Associate of Science in Nursing Program

The associate of science in nursing (ASN) program is a five-semester program for students who want an entry-level career in nursing.

The ASN is designed to be completed in five semesters. It accepts students in the spring semester.

The ASN degree allows you to begin your career as an RN in a variety of settings. The curriculum design also provides for progression to our BSN completion program. The BSN-C allows you to broaden your career opportunities and further your education to become a nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse leader, or educator.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants with no other college/university credits must have:

  • A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher OR A GED score of 660+ HiSET score of 75+ (pre-2016 GED score: 2250)

AND

  • An ACT score of 20+/SAT combined score of 1030+ (pre-2016 SAT score: 950) or ACCUPLACER Next Gen scores: Reading Comprehension of 250+ and a Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics Score of 263+

AND

  • A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) score of 58.7% or higher composite score and 58.7% or higher on each of the four sections: reading, mathematics, science, and English

Transfer applicants must have:

  • Six (6) or more credit hours of college coursework and a 2.70+GPA based on the most recent college transcript

There are a limited number of seats available for the ASN program. They will be awarded to accepted students based on the order of the date that reservation paperwork and fees are received (i.e. the sooner you are accepted and complete the RSVP process, the higher up the list you will be).

Transfer Credits

Aultman College evaluates each applicant’s earned credits from all official post-secondary transcripts. Credits are awarded based on course requirements and an 80% content match. See the transfer credit policy for more details.

Curriculum

The ASN program is designed to be completed in five semesters. This is a demanding program – many of our students find it difficult to work a part-time job in addition to taking classes.

Click here for an ASN Information Sheet, which shows the complete list of courses required for the degree.

Graduation/Residency Requirements

Prior to graduation, students must:

  • Satisfy all program curriculum requirements
  • Meet the residency requirement: 41 credit hours of the required 73 total must be completed at Aultman College
  • Take a standardized NCLEX review course offered by the program
  • Submit a completed portfolio
  • Complete financial aid exit counseling
  • Satisfy financial obligations
  • Complete the Graduate Exit Survey
  • Return the ID badge and any applicable course equipment, library books, and program-specific supplies

 

Clinical Rotations

As part of Aultman College’s ASN program, students must complete a set number of clinical hours under the direct guidance of Aultman College faculty, in a variety of settings.

ASN Resources

Please review the following resources for more information about the ASN program’s framework and objectives:

Licensure Information

Program Accreditation and Program Effectiveness Data

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

www.acenursing.org

The associate degree nursing program at Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the Aultman campus located at 2600 6th Street SW Canton, Ohio 44710 is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ( ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate of nursing program is continuing accreditation.

  

Click here to review the Associate of Science in Nursing program effectiveness data.

 ASN Program Effectiveness Data

ELA=Expected Level of Achievement

Program Completion Rate: Percentage of students who graduate within a defined period of time defined by ACEN as no more than 150% of the program length of five semesters. ELA is greater than or equal to previous year.

Timeframe

Total # Students Entering

Total Student Program Completion within 150%

(7 semesters)

Graduation Rate Percentage Overall

(Includes attrition)

2015-2016

89

25.8%

48.3%

2016-2017

106

34.0%

59.4%

2017-2018

49

34.7%

44.8%

The low numbers represent inclusion of attrition often for competing priorities and lack of financial resources. The numbers also represent that while we are designated as a full time program, students have historically completed at a part-time rate.

       

NCLEX Results: ELA at or above the national rate (assessment cycle January 1 to December 31)

Year

Aultman

Ohio

National

2018

98.44%

86.88%

88.30%

2019

94.37%

86.25%

88.18%

2020

100.00%

84.41%

86.58%

       

Job Placement Rates: ELA 80% employment within 12 months of graduation

Graduating Class (n=#survey responders)

*% Attempted NCLEX & Employed

 

2016-2017 (n=19)

100.0%

   

2017-2018 (n=14)

100.0%

   

2018-2019 (n=12)

100.0%

   

*Percent of One-Year Alumni Survey responders employed within twelve months of graduation

       

Admission Deadlines for the ASN Program

  • December 1 for spring semester

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