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Why an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)?

Nursing makes a great impact on the physical and emotional well being of individuals in all stages of life. Registered nurses provide care to the individual patient in an effort to attain, restore and maintain health. To do that, he or she must have critical thinking skills, clinical competence, accountability, adaptability and a commitment to the value of caring. By concentrating the majority of their studies in technology and related coursework, they are prepared in a short time to enter the work world.

The goal of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is to prepare a Registered Nurse who is a provider of care, a manager of care and a member of the profession. ADN students receive preparation to provide care for patients across the lifespan.

Kent State is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. For more information, please call 1-866-747-9965.

Information on program outcomes, including graduation rates, NCLEX-RN pass rates, program satisfaction and job placement is available upon request.

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Associate Degree to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

After achieving state licensure, and Associate Degree of Applied Science In Nursing provides strong employability in the health care field. Graduates have a smooth articulation into BSN completion programs. All of the credits earned in the ADN program can be applied toward a bachelor's degree. 

The Program Director can help you to decide the preferred order of the required courses and the possible addition of courses if you intend to pursue a bachelor's degree. For more information please visit the RN to BSN degree program site at

Admission to this program is selective and it is important for students to meet with the Program Director to discuss requirements. Advanced placement is available for those with educational experiences as an LPN or Paramedic.

Request information about the RN to BSN program at Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center

For additional information:

Please call the Nursing Office

330-339-3391 ext 47480

Mrs. Joan Lappin, Director of Nursing,  

330-339-3391 ext 47451  

or e-mail: