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Regional College

East Liverpool
Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is available at the Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga (at the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg) and Tuscarawas campuses. Students interested in the program should apply directly to one of these campuses and meet with a nursing representative for additional application details concerning advanced placement, etc. Detailed information about the program can be found in the brochure which may be obtained from the nursing department. Students are required to complete civilian (BCI&I) and Federal (FBI) background checks and drug screening after acceptance into the program. The coursework for this degree may be applied toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

In addition to the two year program, there are two concentrations within the program for qualified students:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to ADN concentration
  • Paramedic to ADN concentration

With the successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The Associate Degree in Nursing program, Regional College, reserves the right to initiate changes in the program as deemed necessary for maintaining quality nursing education.

Career Opportunities

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As the largest health care occupation, registered nurses held over 2.75 million jobs in 2014. Hospitals employ the largest number of RNs with approximately 61 percent of jobs. About 7 percent of jobs were in nursing and residential care facilities, 6 percent in home health care services, 7 percent in physician offices and 6 percent in government. The remainder worked mostly in correctional facilities, schools, clinics and served in the military. Approximately one out of six of nurses work part time. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

All seven of Kent State’s regional campuses are accessible to students who hold a high school diploma or GED. Admission decisions are based on cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Check with the Regional Campus Admissions Offices to determine application requirements, as they may differ among campuses.

For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Progression Requirements

Acceptance to Technical Study:

This is a selective process. Students who have met the following criteria will be considered for acceptance: Overall GPA of 2.70 or higher; high school or college-level courses in algebra, biology and chemistry; completion of developmental coursework prescribed by placement testing; and minimum grade of C (2.000) in all required courses.


Graduation Requirements

Minimum 67 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 overall and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Use the nursing process to meet self-care demands of individuals in structured settings.
  2. Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills in interactions with patients, families and health team members.
  3. Perform safely the nursing skills and techniques identified in all nursing courses.
  4. Function within the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing role as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing; Ohio Board of Nursing Education and Nursing Registration