Associate of 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.


Students can complete an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program.

  • Must be a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse; paramedic; or have certain classifications of active duty military, National Guard, or Reserves in a specific military occupation that is equivalent to scope of practice to LPN/LVN or paramedic
  • TEAS score report from ATI completed no more than one year prior to the date of your application
  • Completed Verification of Health Care Experience form (PDF) including your supervisor's signature
  • A copy of a current license or certification to verify professional status in an appropriate health care profession
  • If you reside in a state with additional licensure requirements you must complete and submit a Pre-Admission State Board Form

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized for students residing in the state of Washington.