Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.N.)
College of Nursing and Health Professions
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 traditional AASN prepares students to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. This degree is only available at at ASU Mountain Home and MSCC in West Memphis.
The LPN-AASN option provides an opportunity for current LPNs to gain credit for previous education and experience towards the completion of an AASN degree and RN licensure.
For questions or for more information, contact the campus you are applying to:
Attention: Debbie Holmberg
PO Box 1000, Beebe AR 72012
ASU Mountain Home
Attention: Tammy Daffron
1600 S College St, Mountain Home AR 72653
Mid-South Community College
Attention: Michele Schwartz
2000 W Broadway, West Memphis AR 72301
Ms. Karen Blue, Chair, AASN Program
Note: The Traditional AASN program is not available on the Jonesboro campus.
Accredited by ACEN
The AASN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd, NE, Suite #850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone: (404) 975-5000, http://acenursing.org/.
The AASN program is also approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.