Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

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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 a path:

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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

Admissions Criteria

  • Admission to LMU by formal application which can be found here
  • Formal application for admission to the ASN program (PDF Link above) 
  • Satisfactory completion of general education and program course requirements (Science courses should not be more than 8 years old)
  • Official academic transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • (once admitted to the ASN program) Completed medical profile form and evidence of a negative chain of custody urine drug screen
  • (once admitted to the ASN program) Completed and signed Student Essential Functions form
  • (once admitted to the ASN program) Proof of Health Insurance

Acceptance is based on a rolling admissions process, therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Program Statistics

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

Florida location:  ASN Program Statistics (PDF)

Tennesse and Kentucky locations:  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:

Program Start Dates

ASN-Blount (Alcoa, TN) – Fall and Spring Admissions
ASN-Corbin, KY - Fall Admissions
ASN-Harrogate (Main campus) - Fall Admissions
ASN-Physicians Regional Medical Center (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