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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.N.)

College: College of Nursing and Health Professions

Department: Nursing


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

Available Options

    • Traditional AASN

      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.

    • LPN-AASN

      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:

ASU Beebe
Attention: Debbie Holmberg
PO Box 1000, Beebe AR 72012
(501) 882-8891

ASU Mountain Home
Attention: Tammy Daffron 
1600 S College St, Mountain Home AR 72653
(870) 508-6113

Mid-South Community College
Attention: Michele Schwartz
2000 W Broadway, West Memphis AR 72301
(870) 733-6031

Ms. Karen Blue, Chair, AASN Program 
Note: The Traditional AASN program is not available on the Jonesboro campus.

Accredited by ACEN

ACEN LogoThe 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.