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Nursing (ADN)

Why an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)?

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) at Kent State University Regional College 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.

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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program Student Handbook
Admission to this program is selective and it is important for students to meet with the Program Director to discuss requirements. Advanced placement is available for those with educational experiences as an LPN or Paramedic.
Associate Degree to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Together, an Associate Degree of Applied Science In Nursing and a successful state licensure provide strong employability in the health care field. Graduates also have a smooth articulation into BSN completion programs. All of the credits earned in the ADN program can be applied toward a bachelor's degree. 

The Program Director can help you to decide the preferred order of the required courses and the possible addition of courses if you intend to pursue a bachelor's degree. For more information, please visit the Kent State University College of Nursing's RN to BSN degree program website.

ADN Information Resource -Regional Academic Center

For more information about the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Kent State University Geauga Campus & Regional Academic Center, please contact 330-888-6400.

Attendance at an information session is required to be eligible for admission to the ADN program.  Individuals will not be allowed to enter the information session if they arrive more than ten (10) minutes after the scheduled start time. Information session attendance is good for one year.

There are 2 types of Information Sessions.  Make sure to register for the appropriate session.

Traditional and Paramedics Information Session
This information session is for individuals interested in learning more about the traditional track and Paramedic to ADN programs. Attendance at an information session is required for admission consideration.    

LPN to ADN Information Session
This information session is for individuals interested in learning more about the LPN to ADN program.  Only those that will be entering the program as an LPN are eligible to attend.  Attendance at an information session is required for admission consideration.

Upcoming Information Sessions

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LPN to ADN Infor.mation Sessions : 

October 17, 2018; 5:15 p.m. -7:15 p.m. 

November 27, 2018; 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. 

December 20, 2018; 3 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Traditional ADN Student and Paramedic to ADN Info Sessions: 

October 9, 2018; 9:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m.  

November 1, 2018; 3 p.m. -5:00 p.m. 

December 12, 2018; 5:15 p. m.-7:15 p.m.  

Only online applications to the Regional Academic Center's ADN program will be accepted - Summer/Fall 2019 Application will open Fall 2018.