Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.


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Are you seeking a career where you can make a meaningful difference and positively impact people’s lives?

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) is designed for those who are passionate about the well-being of others. If you have a desire to help people, becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) might be the perfect path for you.

The Associate Degree in Nursing provides each student with the opportunity to engage in a sequential curriculum to develop the knowledge and skills that would be needed as they embark on their nursing career.


The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program offers hands-on training and opportunities to acquire the knowledge and competencies for entry-level practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). If you are thinking about attending an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky and becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) get started on your journey to become a Registered Nurse (RN).


While there is currently no waitlist for admission, seats may fill quickly, so inquire today to get the process underway to secure your admission. 


Kentucky Board of Nursing Program of Nursing Benchmark Data 

 Kentucky Board of Nursing Prelicensure Program of Nursing Pass Rates 


The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is approved by the

Kentucky Board of Nursing 


The Beckfield College Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2487. 


Beckfield College proudly announces impressive NCLEX pass rates for 2023, with our Associate Degree Nursing program achieving a 93% pass rate.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated faculty and staff, whose unwavering commitment has played a pivotal role in preparing our students for success.

Explore the full details and join us in applauding our graduates’ hard work and dedication.


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24 Months
(associate degree program)

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Employment Rate

Employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031†

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State Annual Median Salary

State of Kentucky mean salary is $67,260; state of Ohio mean salary is $71,640 per year*

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Job Placement Rate

Job Placement Rate is 85%



The Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Program can be completed in a 24-months. The curriculum of the Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Program is specifically designed to prepare you for your career from day one. Your nursing classes will integrate knowledge, principles of communication, and behavioral and biological sciences. Our hands-on instructors and faculty help train you for real-world experiences.

Upon successful completion of Beckfield College’s Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Program, you will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) in nursing and should be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) and entry-level practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).


Graduates of the program will: 


  • Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of professional nursing practice 
  • Facilitate the delivery of patient care and collaboration with multidisciplinary members of the healthcare team to achieve continuity of care and practice patient outcomes throughout the lifespan 
  • Promote health-related education to maintain and/or restore health and achieve optimal wellness throughout the lifespan 
  • Utilize current evidence-based practice as a basis for clinical judgment and nursing practice 
  • Provide quality care by identifying and minimizing risk factors to maintain a safe environment for patients, self, and others 
  • Facilitate quality improvement by developing and participating in the plan of care that provides positive healthcare and safety-related outcomes 
  • Utilize information technology as a communication and information-gathering tool that manages knowledge, supports clinical decisions, and evidence-based practice 
  • Promote the provision of caring and compassionate, culturally sensitive care that is based on a patient’s diverse needs, preferences, and values throughout the life span 
  • Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality patient care within the scope of nursing practice 


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Learn about our virtual-ATI NCLEX® Review

Beckfield College provides the Virtual-ATI NCLEX Review during the time you are attending the nursing program prior to graduation.  It is an innovative, online partnership that prepares nursing graduates for NCLEX success.  The review directly aligns with the current NCLEX test plan.  Through collaboration with a virtual coach and classroom nursing instructor, students are engaged in a personalized, assessment-driven NCLEX review in an online classroom that provides students access to a variety of on-demand resources.  Students receive feedback and encouragement from their own personal online coach and classroom nursing instructor.  A calendar is provided to guide students’ daily review.  The review is individualized as the student progresses, so special focus is given to topic areas that need more attention.  It works.  NCLEX pass rates are nearly 100% when students follow their coaches’ recommendations.*
*According to ATI.


A career as an RN offers a wide variety of job responsibilities and duties depending on the setting in which you work. At Beckfield College, our nursing curriculum helps prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge that should help you successfully perform a wide range of job functions, which may include:

  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer medication
  • Teach patients and families how to treat and manage illnesses or injuries
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Collaborate with doctors and other medical providers

RN Career Possibilities

One of the great advantages of pursuing a nursing career is the vast array of job opportunities that will be available to you within the healthcare industry.  A Registered Nurse may work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Home healthcare services
  • Nursing homes
  • Private sector


According to the latest national data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for a Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky’s median salary is $67,260 and the state of Ohio’s median salary is $71,640 per year. Salary will vary based on experience, location of employment, and the specific job title and duties being performed.*


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  • I began my nursing career in January 1998 as a nursing assistant in long term care. Then in December of 2000, I graduated from LPN school. I worked for 11 years in long term care as a LPN before going back for my RN. I chose Beckfield for my Associate’s Program because of the curriculum that they offered. I would take nursing classes starting Quarter 1 and would incorporate my general studies into the program while taking these nursing courses. I knew that I wanted to be a Director of Nursing and needed my RN for this. Upon completion of my Associate’s Degree, and obtaining my RN Licensure, I felt completely prepared for a leadership role within my organization. The clinical skills experience offered to me by Beckfield, gave me the confidence to approach situations with greater ease. The higher thought processes are a norm at Beckfield. The instructor’s teach you how to “think” while considering the entire clinical picture as well as the ability to anticipate and advocate for the patient. The focus on leadership and the RN’s role in this critical area of nursing, is one of Beckfield’s strongest attributes, in my opinion. I feel like some nursing programs (at least from my LPN experience) teach nurses to “be a nurse”, but at Beckfield, we were taught how to be a “nursing leader”. The knowledge, resources and network connections that have been afforded to me from Beckfield are unmatched. Beckfield has a reputation for preparing excellent, competent nurses and this is an accurate perception. I feel very blessed to be a Beckfield Graduate, from not only the RN Program, but also from their BSN Program! I recommend Beckfield College’s Nursing Program to anyone who is committed to furthering their education in one of the most selfless and rewarding career choices in the world.
    Kristi Hilbert, RN, BSN, DON
    Cum Laude 2013-RN, Cum Laude 2015-BSN

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing

The Beckfield College Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2487. 


†Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, as fast as average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons. (site visited 9.15.22) Source:

Beckfield College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration, or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed, or employed. Beckfield College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

Beckfield College cannot guarantee a student’s eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student’s eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or high school equivalency), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.