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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

ASN Students in sim labGraduates 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 at Clarion University - Venango and at the Somerset County Education Center is high paced with hands-on clinical patient care experiences in the first semester. 

You graduate 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
Differences between ASN and BSN Programs

 

Pre-entrance exam information

**Registration for the ATI TEAS exam is not yet available. Please check back for updates or reach out to us.**

The 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 at their convenience. Pre-registration is required. Due to the pandemic, on-campus exams are listed on a month-to-month basis. If you wish to test on site, but do not see a date that works well for you, please reach out to Admissions. See the ASN Admissions Information link above for more information on the exam and contact Admissions with any questions.

 


click here for Clarion University- Somerset ASN Information

 

Associate of Science in Nursing questions

Casey McVay

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

 

accreditation information

The Associate of Science in Nursing and both Bachelor of Science in Nursing program options (RN-BSN and traditional 4 year BSN) are accredited by:

acen

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Web: www.acenursing.org

For detailed information about the accreditation status of these programs, please visit the ACEN accredited program website.

Last Updated 11/9/20