Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN)

The Associate of Applied Science (ADN) is offered at several Kent State campuses: Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, and Tuscarawas. 

The curriculum for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is designed to meet today’s challenging health care needs. The 71 required credit hours of coursework can be completed in two (2) years on a full-time basis. The focus of the curriculum is on the registered nurse's role in communities, hospitals, clinics, home health care and gerontology, with an emphasis on direct care. 

For detailed information, see the ADN program brochures located on this page. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

This Kent State nursing degree program's curriculum is designed to prepare men and women to become associate degree nurses who will:

  • Use the nursing process to meet self-care demands of individuals in structured setting;
  • Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills in interactions with patients, families, and health team members;
  • Safely perform the nursing skills and techniques identified in all nursing courses; and
  • Function within the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing role as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.