The LPN-ASN program is a 20-month program for students who want an entry-level career in nursing. The program combines classroom instruction; hands-on experiences in skills and simulations laboratories; and clinical placements in a variety of settings to prepare students for the NCLEX (national licensing exam) to become a registered nurse (RN).

What can you do with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree?

With an ASN degree, students can enter the workforce and begin their career as a registered nurse (RN) in a variety of settings.

Or, students may choose to further their education. The curriculum design of Aultman College’s ASN program also provides for progression to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program, or BSN-C. The BSN-C degree allows students to broaden their career opportunities and further their education to become a nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse leader, or nurse educator.

What is an ASN nurse?

An ASN nurse is a nurse who has an associate degree in nursing. You can become an ASN nurse by completing the ASN nursing program and receiving your Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Aultman College.

Nurses with an ASN have a wide variety of employment opportunities to choose from, including:

  • Doctor’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance carriers
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Home health
  • Patient advocate
  • Higher education
  • Specialty hospitals

Plus, an ASN is a required first step for completing a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN). Many employers are seeking nurses with a BSN degree.

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LPN-ASN Program Admission Requirements

Students must have a valid unencumbered Ohio Practical Nursing License or an unencumbered Multi-State Practical Nursing License issued by the state Board of Nursing in which the student permanently resides.

Students attending college as degree-seeking for the first time 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)


  • 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+


  • 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

LPN-ASN program 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


LPN-ASN Degree Transfer Credits

Aultman College evaluates each ASN program 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.

LPN-ASN Program Curriculum

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

Aultman College’s LPN-ASN program courses include such topics as:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiological chemistry

Download the LPN-ASN Program Information Sheet to see the complete list of courses required for this degree:

LPN-ASN Program Information Sheet

LPN-ASN Program Graduation/Residency Requirements

Students in the LPN-ASN program must meet specific graduation requirements.

Prior to graduation, students must:

  • Satisfy all LPN-ASN 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
  • 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 LPN-ASN program-specific supplies

LPN-ASN Nursing Clinical Rotations

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

LPN-ASN Nursing Resources

Interested in learning more? Review the following resources for more information about the ASN program’s framework and objectives:

  • Philosophy and Framework
  • LPN-ASN Program Outcomes
    1. Provide nursing care within the legal and ethical scope and standards of nursing practice
    2. Promote an interdisciplinary approach to effectively use resources
    3. Utilize the nursing process to influence client outcomes across the lifespan
    4. Adapt holistic teaching and learning principles to promote health
    5. Incorporate a variety of communication modes for effective exchange of information
    6. Demonstrate caring, safe and competent nursing interventions in diverse healthcare settings

LPN-ASN Nursing Licensure Information

The following resources provide further details on nursing licensing and renewal:

LPN-ASN Program Accreditation and Program Effectiveness Data

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The ASN 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.


Admission Deadlines for the LPN-ASN Program

August 1: The admission deadline for Aultman College LPN-ASN program is August 1 for the fall semester.

December 1: The admission deadline for Aultman College’s LPN-ASN program is December 1 for the spring semester.