Associate's Degree in Nursing

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As a registered nurse you are the backbone of day-to-day operations in many healthcare settings.

RNs help develop and direct treatment plans, counsel patients and family members, ensure patient comfort and serve as the key connection between doctors and patients.

Prepare for your nursing career by earning an associate degree in nursing. The Associate of Science in Nursing, offered through Herzing University's Birmingham and Orlando campuses and Associate of Applied Science in Nursing offered through the Akron campus prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses exam (NCLEX-RN) and become a licensed registered nurse (RN).

How long will the program take?

Earning either of the nursing associate degrees requires about 74 credits, based on the location. It typically takes about 20 months to finish the program.

Classes start September 5.
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What will I learn?

The RN prep associate degree coursework includes a significant amount of clinical training and courses cover topics like management and pharmacology. For specific classes, download a course sheet: for the Associate of Science in Nursing or for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

What can I do as an RN?

An RN can perform diagnostic tests, operate certain medical equipment, consult with a physician on a course of treatment and administer medication. In addition to working in general healthcare practice, RNs also can specialize in areas such as pre-operative care, diabetes management, pediatric oncology, geriatric care, ambulatory care and dermatology.

What are the Admissions Requirements?

Admission can vary by campus, but typical standards include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earning the minimum score on the TEAS exam.

Ready to take the Next Step?

Apply onlinerequest information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about the Herzing University RN program.


Degree Programs
Associate in Nursing (RN prep)
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Degree Programs
Associate in Nursing (RN prep)
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Associate in Nursing (RN prep)
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Degree Programs
Associate in Nursing (RN prep)
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Program Outcomes:


Completion Rate - 2016

Pass Rate - 2016 (NCSBN Report)

Job Placement Rate 

Akron Campus: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 39%88.89%87.50%
Madison Campus: Associate of Science in Nursing80.19%65.43%84.29%
Orlando Campus: Associate of Science in Nursing66%85.71%74.24%

Note (1): NCLEX Pass Rate is based on first time exam takers from January 1, 2016 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 2016 at 150% within the program length.

Note (3): Program Employment Rate is based on students who graduated the Associate of Science in Nursing program from September 2015 through August 2016, 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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