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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

HESI A2 admission test registration for the AASN Spring 2024 application/admission cycle is now open. The mandatory HESI A2 admissions test must be scheduled in advance using the link on the last page of the "AASN Application Packet & Admissions Test" document posted below. Review the packet for AASN program policies.

The following HESI A2 test dates are being offered (9:00am - 1:00pm):  Tues 10/3,  Tues 10/17,  Sat 10/21, and Sat 10/28.  Additional date (5:00pm - 9:00pm): Tues 10/24. Tests are administered at EKU in the Rowlett Building. 

The School of Nursing AASN online application form and portal is now open. The application deadline for Spring 2024 admission is 10/31/23. Please thoroughly review the "AASN Application Packet & Admissions Test" document linked below prior to submitting an AASN application. 

Nursing will continue to be a critical component in the health care system of tomorrow. Career opportunities for associate degree nurses are expanding each and every day.  After graduation with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) degree and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), you will be prepared to practice nursing in a variety of settings as a registered nurse (RN). Education makes the difference in direct patient care and in the variety of opportunities open to you.  Start your career with an educational foundation that will allow you to grow into your potential and pave the way for future baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral studies. The AASN program is a Work Ready Kentucky scholarship program. Work Ready scholarship funds are distributed by KHEEA.

The associate nursing program at Eastern Kentucky University School of Nursing located in Richmond, KY is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326   (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), 312 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY  40222,  Phone 800-305-2042,  Fax  502-696-5762

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For more information on the AASN program send an email to or call (859) 622-1827.

KY Work Ready Scholarship Program Helps EKU AASN Students EKU Stories 7/15/22
EKU Student Nurses Giving Vaccine to Fight COVID-19 EKU Stories 3/24/21
EKU Nursing Students to Help With COVID-19 Vaccinations WKYT News Video 1/19/21
EKU Restructures School of Nursing to Include ASN Program  EKU Stories 6/18/20

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