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Somerset Nursing studentsClarion University – Somerset’s two-year, on-campus Associate of Science in Nursing program begins each fall. The priority deadline for applications is May 15 — apply now. Space is limited to 30 students and admissions will be made on a rolling basis until the fall class is filled. The program is located at the Somerset County Education Center, Founders Hall at 6022 Glades Pike, Somerset, PA  15501.


The ASN program is designed to prepare technical nurses to provide client-centered care.  You will be trained to work within structured settings and with other members of the health care team. 

The two-year Associate of Science in Nursing Program provides educational experiences that promote:

  • Human flourishing
  • Nursing judgment
  • Professional identity
  • A spirit of inquiry

Somerset Nursing studentGraduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX-RN®).  Successful completion of the exam is required for entrance into nursing practice.  Students in the program enjoy the support of their peers as they take many of the same courses together.  The curriculum in the two-year program offered in Somerset is high paced with hands-on clinical patient care experiences in the first semester. Clarion University offers the core nursing classes and general education, while Penn Highlands Community College (also located in the Somerset County Education Center) offers additional general education and support courses. Somerset Hospital serves as the primary clinical training site and offers diverse clinical/hospital experiences arranged to cover a variety of nursing specialties including emergency room, operating room, home health and other nursing specialties such as medical-surgical and pediatrics.  

Graduates finish in two years and enter the workforce as an RN upon successful completion of the NCLEX exam.  As a working RN, your employer may offer financial assistance for earning higher nursing degrees.  You can build on the ASN degree by earning the RN-BSN as the next step on your educational ladder.  Students seamlessly transition into the online RN-BSN program and all of the ASN credits transfer directly into the program.  In the RN-BSN program students can complete classes around work and family obligations while earning a living.

 important information

ASN Admissions Information
ASN Curriculum Plan
Curriculum Check Sheet
Advanced Placement for LPNs
ASN Handbook
ASN Student Achievement Outcomes


Pre-entrance exam information

Somerset Nursing studentThe ATI TEAS exam is required for ASN admission consideration, and is offered on select dates at Venango and Somerset campuses, and remotely on a student's personal computer. Pre-registration is required. See the ASN Admissions Information link above for more information on the exam and contact Admissions with any questions.

Clarion University-Proctored Exams
Rate: $85

On-Campus Exams
9a.m. on the following dates unless otherwise noted

  • November 18 *at 1:30p.m.
  • December 13
  • December 20
  • January 5
  • January 19
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 30

Remote Exams
Somerset Nursing studentWhen:
Fridays at 9am on the following dates, unless otherwise noted.

  • December 3
  • January 21
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 4pm
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 6

Remote Exams Proctored by ATI

Students may also choose to register for an exam proctored remotely by ATI. These are offered on a frequent basis to provide more testing opportunities for students.  


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Casey McVay

Casey McVay
Assistant Director of Admissions
814 676 6591, ext. 1229  OR  814 393 1229

Suzanne Funa
Management Tech, Somerset Campus
814 393 2734



Molly Coughenour

"I am so excited to be close to home while earning a very honorable degree from Clarion University. Starting my freshmen year at Clarion Campus majoring in Nutrition and Fitness really showed me how wonderful the university itself was. I was slowly realizing that nutrition is not what I wanted to do, so I started looking down the path to becoming a nurse. When I heard about an opportunity in nursing, close to home, and from Clarion, I was eager to find out more information. Clarion's nursing program has shown to be honorable and challenging, which made me eager to apply and take this opportunity. I am very excited for classes to start in the fall so I am one step closer to my nursing career!"


By offering courses for the ASN degree in Somerset, we're taking big steps to reach our students where it's convenient for them. Supporting the growth of the nursing industry is important to us, and we're not slowing down!

Last Updated 11/9/21