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Associate in Nursing (AASN)
Akron, Ohio

Program

Start your nursing career in Akron with an associate degree

One of the quickest paths to becoming a registered nurse is pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN). Herzing University’s AASN program in Akron, Ohio provides the education you need to pass the NCLEX-RN, become a licensed registered nurse and begin your new career.

Akron Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program highlights:

  • 3 start-dates per year
  • Direct acceptance - no waiting lists or petitioning
  • Learn from experienced and highly accessible faculty
  • Includes NCLEX-RN exam prep as part of final program coursework

Our accredited AASN program in Akron equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the NCLEX-RN and become an RN.

How long does the Akron associate degree in nursing program take?

The Herzing University Akron Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program requires a minimum of 73 credit hours in order to graduate, which takes students 2 years or less, usually 20-24 months. If you have any credits to transfer from prior college education you may be able to reduce the time needed to complete the program.

Classes Start January 10th

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Curriculum

Akron ASN/ADN program classes & curriculum details

Required coursework for the program includes nursing support courses in healthcare and science, hands-on clinical and laboratory training, general education classes (yes, gen eds are important!), and personal and professional development courses.

Can I take any courses online? Yes, you may complete general education courses online. However, your required nursing classes must be completed on campus, as there is crucial hands-on instructional training necessary to help you become a registered nurse.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing2073

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses

All courses, 39.00 semester credit hours, are required.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 21.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology is required) Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 21.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Nursing Program Support Courses

11.00 semester credit hours is required.


The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "B" (80%) or better.  Only two attempts are permitted for each course and a student who fails to successfully complete in the maximum attempts is subject to dismissal from the nursing program.

 

The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program. 


A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the Nursing Program Support Courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future cycle.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Requirements
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission into the ASN program, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED) and meet the following criteria based on your cumulative GPA:

Cumulative GPAiScience RequirementTEASii
3.50–4.00NoneNone
3.00–3.493.00 GPA in college scienceiiiNone
2.50 and higherNoneComposite TEAS of 58

i. Students with 18 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Otherwise, the high school GPA will be used.

ii. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI).

iii. Based on your cumulative GPA in these college science courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. Two of these courses must be used to calculate science GPA. Any of these courses completed must be included in the calculation, and no others. If you do not meet this requirement, you must score a composite score of 58 or higher on the TEAS. A grade of "B" or better must be earned for transfer credit to be awarded for Anatomy & Physiology, regardless of whether it was included in the calculation.

Careers

Earning your Associate Degree is the first step to becoming an RN

Getting an associate’s degree in nursing (sometimes referred to as ADN or ASN) qualifies you to take the NCLEX-RN exam and become a registered nurse. Registered nurses with associate degrees are in high demand from healthcare organizations in Akron and throughout Ohio.

What you can do as a registered nurse

Registered nurses are the backbone of the day-to-day operations in many different types of healthcare settings. You’ll wear a lot of hats and be expected to handle a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Develop and direct treatment plans
  • Communicate with patients and family members
  • Perform diagnostic tests
  • Operate medical equipment
  • Serve as the key connection between patients and doctors

RN’s may specialize in many different areas, including pediatrics, geriatrics, OBGYN, ER, trauma and much more.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Demand remains extremely high for all registered nurses, and if you earn an associate degree, pass the NCLEX and meet the board of nursing requirements in your state, you’re one of them.

Nurses with bachelor’s degrees may have an advantage in earning a nursing position at a hospital (especially hospitals seeking Magnet status), but nurses are currently in such high demand many healthcare organizations are eager to hire ASN nurses.

With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:

You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.

Because nurses with a BSN have earned that next degree level and generally have the edge on the job market, they will on average earn a slightly higher salary than nurses with an ASN. However, there are always exceptions; an ASN with several years of an experience may earn a higher salary than an RN with a BSN who is just starting their career.

Registered nurses on average earn $80,010 per year ($38.47 per hour) nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—although estimates will vary based on your state of employment.* Find the average BSN nurse salary in your state.

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Herzing University wants to empower you to reach your educational goals. We can help you earn an associate’s degree which is the first step to becoming a registered nurse. Give us a call at 800-596-0724 or request for more information to begin your new career.

The biggest difference between a RN diploma and an associate degree nursing program is that students in an associate degree program take college courses, and students in a RN diploma program do not. The advantage of an associate degree program is you get a head start on further education—your college course credit will transfer into an online RN to BSN program should you choose to pursue your bachelor’s degree.

Both RN diploma and associate degree programs take about 2-3 years and prepare students for licensure as a registered nurse. However, students with only a diploma have much more time and energy ahead of them to earn their BSN.

 

  • ASN: Associate of Science in Nursing
  • ADN: Associate Degree in Nursing
  • AASN: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

For the purposes of being eligible for the NCLEX exam and becoming a registered nurse, there isn’t much of a difference between these types of degrees. Either way you will get an associate degree and be qualified to become an RN.

In general, higher education institutions determine the terminology to use based on the nature of their program and what they emphasize as a priority.

As a career-focused organization, Herzing University stresses the importance of real, engaging coursework to prepare you for a job in the field—so we offer an Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) at our Birmingham, Orlando, and Tampa campuses, and our Akron campus offers an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN). 

Compare ADN vs. BSN and discover the difference between the two undergraduate degree paths for nurses.

It’s a question of:

  1. What your goals are
  2. How quickly you want to reach them

If your goal is to become an RN quickly, the best choice may be an associate’s degree program since you may be able to become an RN in less than 2 years.

If your goal is to become an RN and potentially advance further by working towards a master’s degree in nursing (MSN), your best option is a bachelor’s degree in nursing program.

Read about the most basic differences between ADN vs. BSN and discover what's best for you.

You cannot truly complete any accredited associate degree program in nursing 100% online. There are some programs that offer all online coursework, but in any program you will need to complete a required amount of lab or clinical hours, and that cannot be completed online.

The Herzing University ASN program does offer flexibility to complete your general education classes online. Otherwise the remainder of the program must be completed on campus.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947, www.nursing.ohio.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Herzing University located in Akron, 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 the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.

ProgramCompletion Rate - 2020Pass Rate - 2020 (NCSBN ReportJob Placement Rate - 2020
Akron Campus: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 46.67%75.86%86.11%
Orlando Campus: Associate of Science in Nursing66.90%86.79%87.38%

Note (1): NCLEX Pass Rate is based on first time exam takers from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Note (2): Program Completion Rate is the number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course. Completion rate percentage represents cohorts graduating in the year 2020

Note (3): Program Employment Rate is based on students who graduated the Associate of Science in Nursing program from July 2019 through June 2020, and who found employment or were not eligible for employment as defined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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Herzing University - Akron

1600 South Arlington St, 100
Akron, Ohio 44306
(330) 594-3034

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