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Associate in Applied Science-Nursing (AAS-N)

Associate in Applied Science-Nursing (AAS-N)

The Associate in Applied Science-Nursing (AAS-N) program is offered on the Ohio University Chillicothe, Southern (Ironton) and Zanesville campuses. Successful completion of the AAS-N degree qualifies students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The curriculum plan outlining required courses for the completion of the AAS-N degree can be found here.

Admission to Ohio University does not guarantee admission to the AAS-N program. Admission to the AAS-N program is competitive. Scores on the required standardized test, grades in prerequisite courses, and grade point average (GPA) are used in making admission decisions. Applications are campus-specific. For information on how to apply to the Ohio University AAS-N program site of your choice, please visit the appropriate campus website:

The AAS-N program provides students with on-campus classroom lectures, simulation, and lab activities. Clinical experiences occur in hospitals and clinical agencies throughout the region; some clinical rotations may require long commutes from campus. Students will need to arrange their own transportation. 

Laptop computers may be required for the AAS-N program. iPads and other tablets are not supported by the School of Nursing at this time.

Program Availability

The discipline of nursing has been a component of Ohio University since 1968 when the associate of applied science degree in nursing (AAS-N) was established. The two-year AAS-N program and an LPN to RN advanced placement track are available at Ohio University's Chillicothe, Southern and Zanesville campuses.