Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
The mission of the School of Nursing is to educate, enhance and enrich students for evolving professional nursing practice. Arkansas State University's nursing programs are committed to quality education and to meeting the unique needs of northern and eastern Arkansas and the surrounding area. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) graduate is prepared to provide and manage direct care to individuals with common well-defined problems. The AASN graduate functions as a team member using nursing diagnoses and established protocols for individuals in acute care and community-based settings. Additionally, the graduate participates as a member of the profession in appropriate specialty and politically focused nursing organizations
The professional portion of the curriculum is four (4) semesters in length, beginning in the spring semester, and is offered at ASU Mountain Home, ASU Beebe and Mid-South Community College in West Memphis. Students completing this degree will receive an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) degree.