Associate of Science / Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Excelsior College

Program Details

The online AS in Nursing degree program is exam-based, specifically designed to provide a pathway to a nursing degree for LPNs, LVNs, paramedics, and military corpsmen. Graduates are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and pursue rewarding careers in the health care industry.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Excelsior College is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Applicaton Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires one in-person clinical experience
  • Must hold a practical/vocational nurse or paramadic license or specific equivalent military occupation
  • Must be employed in direct patient care with more than 200 hours of employment in the previous year and submit a Verification of Health Care Experience Form signed by a clinical supervisor.
  • Must pass a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International