Nursing (ASN)

This program is designed to give you the hands-on clinical experiences needed to become an excellent nurse. In addition to your coursework, you will rotate through quality healthcare facilities, all within a reasonable distance from the LHU campus.

What You'll Study

NCLEX Passage Rate
NCLEX Passage Rate
Class of 2019 93.14% *Exceeds state and national Average
Class of 2018 89.13% *Exceeds state and national Average
Class of 2017 83.02% *Exceeds state and national Average
Associate of Science in Nursing

The Associate of Science in Nursing courses consist of liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as nursing courses.  Each required course listed on the curriculum worksheet must be taken in the designated sequence as knowledge builds from less complex to more complex.  Each nursing course is made up of a theoretical and clinical component. 

Topics covered include:

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal Child
  • Behavioral Health
  • Geriatrics

Nursing (ASN) Checksheet


TEAS Tests are postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.

Application Process
All applications are processed through the LHU Admissions office. The Admissions Office will correspond with applicants about missing paperwork or inability to meeting the competitive prerequisite requirements.

Admission to this program is competitive. The academic requirements below are minimums required for the program, and do not guarantee admission.  

All Nursing ASN applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher (high school or college)
    • If an applicant’s GPA is below 2.7 the applicant must take 12 credits at LHU and achieve a 2.7 or higher GPA to be considered for the program.
  • Academic Algebra
    • Grade of C or better (high school or college level)
  • Academic Biology with a lab component
    • Grade of C or better (high school or college level)
  • Academic Chemistry with a lab component
    • Grade of C or better (high school or college level)
  • SAT score of 1000 or above combined reading and math. ACT equivalent of 20 or above.
    • If the applicant graduated high school more than 3 years ago this requirement is waived
  • Completed Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam score report
If you have questions about the application requirements or the application process please contact the Admissions Office at 570-484-2027 or
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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Accreditation: The ASN Nursing Education Program is accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.).
  • PA State Board Approved: Our ASN program is fully-approved by the PA State Board.

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 The Lock Haven University, Associate of Science in Nursing program meets the state educational requirements for the Registered Nurse license in the state of Pennsylvania. Lock Haven University has not determined if the Associate of Science in Nursing program nursing program at Lock Haven University meets the state educational requirements in any other state or any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.

Contact Us

The College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing

Marie Fair, Academic Secretary
030 Founder's Hall
Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus

(814) 768-3450

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Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
(570) 484-2027

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