Associate in Nursing (AASN) Program
Akron, Ohio


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 6.
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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!
  • Personal and professional development courses

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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.


Admission requirements for the Akron AASN program include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Achieve at least a composite score of 58 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within two years of anticipated date of matriculation.

*NOTE: If an applicant has completed less than 12 semester credit hours (SCH) or equivalent quarter hours of college courses, the high school GPA is used in the calculation. If an applicant has completed 12 semester credit hours or more of college courses, the college GPA is used in the calculation. An applicant that has a GED and less than 12 semester credit hours of college credits is considered to meet the GPA requirement.

It’s our goal to help you start your new career. The first thing we’ll do is sit down with you, provide an overview of the program and answer any questions you may have—and we’ll give you a tour of the Akron campus during your visit!

Questions? Schedule a call with an advisor


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.

How much does a registered nurse make in Ohio?

Registered nurses in Ohio earn an average annual salary of $66,820 per year ($32.13 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job outlook is strong, as registered nurses are projected to be one of the most in-demand jobs in the country in coming years. The BLS estimates a 15% increase in employment from 2016-2026.

H4: Can I make a higher salary with a bachelor’s degree?

Because a BSN provides more education for the role, BSN nurses will earn a slightly higher average salary than a nurse with only an associate’s degree.

Should you decide to pursue a BSN in the future, Herzing University offers an RN to BSN program online to bridge you towards the next level in your education.


The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Akron Campus is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947,

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 the Akron Campus has continuing accreditation with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000,

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Program Outcomes:

Completion Rate - 2017

Pass Rate - 2017 (NCSBN Report)

Job Placement Rate 

Akron Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 46.6%91.4%82.86%

Note (1): NCLEX Pass Rate is based on first time exam takers from January 1, 2017 through December 31st.
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 2017.
Note (3): Program Employment Rate is based on students who graduated the Associate of Science in Nursing program from September 2016 through August 2017, and who found employment or were not eligible for employment as defined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Come visit our Akron campus for a personalized look at our AASN program to get a feel for the school and our learning environment. We are located on the south side of Akron just west of the airport.

Akron Campus

1600 South Arlington St, 100
Akron, OH 44306

 (330) 594-3034

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