Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Kent State's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) is a two-year pre-licensure (RN) program offered at four Kent State regional campuses.

Nursing makes a great impact on the physical and emotional well-being of individuals in all stages of life. Registered nurses provide care to the individual patient in an effort to attain, restore and maintain health. To do that, he or she must have critical thinking skills, clinical competence, accountability, adaptability and a commitment to the value of caring. By concentrating the majority of their studies in technology and related coursework, they are prepared in a short time to enter the work world.

The goal of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is to prepare a Registered Nurse who is a provider of care, a manager of care and a member of the profession. ADN students receive preparation to provide care for patients across the lifespan.

Kent State is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. For more information, please call 1-866-747-9965.

Information on program outcomes, including graduation rates, NCLEX-RN pass rates, program satisfaction and job placement is available upon request.

Program Availability

A map of the different locations in Ohio where the ADN program is offered

The ADN program is available at the following Kent State regional campuses. Please visit the campuses' websites for contact information and instructions on how to apply.