Nursing (ADN)

Program Introduction

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing prepares students for the registered nurse profession. The curriculum is designed to meet the health care needs of the 21st century. The curriculum focuses on the registered nurse's role in the communities, hospitals, clinics, and home health care.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The Nursing major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The LPN to ADN concentration is a completer program for students who are licensed practical nurses.
  • The Paramedic to ADN concentration is a completer program for students who are certified paramedics.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure  in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

This Program Will Teach You

Graduates of this program will be able to:

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


The A.A.S. degree in Nursing is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Additionally, the Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Kent State University – College of Applied and Technical Studies located in East Liverpool, Ohio 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 ACEN Board of Commission for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by ACEN regarding this program at

Information on Student Achievement Data from 2019 – 2022, including NCLEX-RN pass rates and Program Completion rates are available.

Click for an informational brochure:

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program Student Handbook

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ADN Information for the Twinsburg Academic Center

For more information about the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Kent State University Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center, please review the required information session document or contact us at 330-888-6400.

Completion of the information session is required to be eligible for admission consideration to the ADN Program Technical Study Sequence. This session is good for Summer 2023 (Paramedic to ADN and LPN to ADN start) and Fall 2023 admission requirements.

Information Session Requirement

Review the Nursing ADN Information Session Technical Study Sequence 2023 (PDF). After you have reviewed the required information, you will submit three documents:

  1. ADN Information Session Data Sheet
  2. Information Session Acknowledgement Sheet
  3. Background Check Acknowledgement Sheet

*Note: You must review the PDF document for access to these required forms.

The deadline to apply for the 2022 admission year was Feb. 1, 2022.

If you are interested in a bachelor's degree, visit our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree webpage.