Nursing – Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER) Suite 201

Office: 606-783-2296

The associate degree in nursing is a program of study leading to an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in nursing. The program combines general education studies and support courses with nursing theory and clinical education. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the role of the registered nurse. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The AAS in nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., (ACEN) formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc., 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone 404-975-5000, fax 404-975-5020.

The nursing programs have selective admission and enrollment is limited. In the event there are more qualified applicants than positions, students with the highest ACT scores will be accepted. The nursing department offers programs at the Morehead and Mt. Sterling campuses. The associate degree in nursing is a face-to-face program utilizing interactive television (ITV), primarily lecturing from the Morehead campus. It is not an online program and classroom attendance is expected.