Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

LMU Alcoa Building

The ASN Program at LMU prepares graduates to be safe and effective caregivers who are able to function successfully in entry level RN positions after passing their NCLEX-RN State Board Exam. In a recent graduating class, over 96% of LMU’s ASN graduates passed their NCLEX-RN examination. After receiving their RN license, LMU graduates are eligible to work in any setting that hires registered nurses. Additionally, ASN degree recipients have the option of pursuing advanced degree opportunities.

Choose an option below for prereqisite requirements and the program curriculum:

  • ASN - A part-time Associate of Science in Nursing program. 4 semesters.
  • LPN-ASN - For those currently holding an LPN license, with at least one year of LPN work experience. 3 semesters.

ASN Tools

Application (PDF) (TN/KY Applicants, ASN or LPN-ASN)

Tampa Application (PDF) 

Current Students

ASN Handbook (PDF)

ASN Application for Readmission (PDF)


Admissions Criteria

  • Admission to LMU
  • Application to the ASN program (PDF Link above) 
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisites (grade of C or better, science courses no more than 8 years old)
  • Official academic transcripts from each college or university attended, AP scores if necessary. More info here.
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher

Once admitted to the ASN program and before beginning classes, the student will be required to complete several specific tasks in order to participate in class and clinicals. A student must wait for instructions on these. These include:

  • Negative chain of custody urine drug screen
  • Background check
  • CPR certification - must be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certification
  • Medical Profile packet and Student Essential Function form
  • Proof of Health Insurance

When to Apply

Acceptance is based on a rolling admissions process, therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. It is recommended to apply one to two semesters before you intend to begin, but we will consider later applications. 


Program Start Dates

ASN-Blount (Alcoa, TN) – Fall and Spring Admissions
ASN-Corbin, KY - Fall Admissions
ASN-Harrogate (Main campus, TN) - Fall Admissions
ASN-LMU Tower (Knoxville, TN) - Fall and Spring Admissions
ASN-Florida Hospital Tampa (Tampa, FL) - Spring Admissions


For more Information regarding the ASN program, contact:

Ines Starkey Julia Corder Marisa Anders Sherry Pearman
813.331.4613 or 865.531.4120 or  423.869.6316 or 423.869.6283 or
1.800.325.0900, ext. 4613 1.800.325.0900, ext. 4120  1.800.325.0900, ext 6316 1.800.325.0900, ext 6283
Office Location: Tampa Office Location: Cedar Bluff Office Location: Harrogate Office Location: Harrogate


Program Statistics

Information about the ASN NCLEX pass rates, employment rates and completion rate can be found here.

ASN Program Statistics (PDF)

Pursuant to subsection (1) of Kentucky Board of Nursing Administrative Regulations 201 KAR 20:340. Students in prelicensure registered nurse programs, LMU-Corbin site ASN program’s benchmark data is available at:



The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.  The ASN program offered in Kentucky is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Furthermore, the ASN, BSN, MSN, and DNP programs in Tennessee are accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) which includes the off-campus instructional site in Corbin, Kentucky.

FLORIDA Programs:

The ASN and BSN programs offered in Florida are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.  The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at the Tampa site are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at the Tampa site is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S. Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit