Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

Associate of science in nursing Questions? 

Casey McVay
Clarion University - Venango
814 676 6591, ext. 1229 
OR 814-393-1229

The ASN program is designed to prepare technical nurses to provide client-centered care.  You will be trained to work within structured settings and with other members of the health care team. 

The two-year Associate of Science in Nursing Program provides educational experiences that promote:
  • Human flourishing
  • Nursing judgment
  • Professional identity
  • A spirit of inquiry

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX-RNĀ®).  Successful completion of the exam is required for entrance into nursing practice.  Students in the program enjoy the support of their peers as they take many of the same courses together.  The curriculum in the two-year program offered at Clarion University - Venango is high paced with hands-on clinical patient care experiences in the first semester. 

ASN Students in sim labYou graduate in two years and enter the workforce as an RN upon successful completion of the NCLEX exam.  As a working RN, your employer may offer financial assistance for earning higher nursing degrees.  You can build on the ASN degree by earning the RN-BSN as the next step on your educational ladder.  Students seamlessly transition into the online RN-BSN program and all of the ASN credits transfer directly into the program.  In the RN-BSN program students can complete classes around work and family obligations while earning a living.

NCLEX  pass rates:

2017 - 93.94 percent 

2016 - 100 percent 




Additional information 


What are the differences in the ASN and the BSN four-year program?


2017-2018 NLN Test Information

All testing is held in Montgomery Hall, Room 311 from 9:00am - 12:00pm, on the Venango campus.

You can purchase the National League for Nursing Review Guide for RN Pre-Entrance Exam from many online retail stores.  Please make sure that you have the most recent edition for review. 

Upcoming test Dates:

  • December 1, 2017
  • January 5, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • May 4, 2018

Student Guide to NLN Testing Portal

Last Updated 12/19/17