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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

The mandatory HESI A2 admission exam should be scheduled using the link on page 17 in the application packet. Beginning 2/1/23, registration will open for HESI A2 exams to be administered in the Rowlett Building on the following dates (Tuesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 1:00pm): Feb. 21 & 24, Mar. 21 & 24, Apr. 18 & 21, and May 5 & 9. 

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.

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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

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.

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