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OCTOBER 1st IS THE ADN APPLICATION DEADLINE!
Stop by the Nursing Office at Ohio University Southern to make sure your Associate Degree of Nursing application file is complete today!

 

 

Associate Degree NursingGENERAL INFORMATION

The two-year Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Ohio University-Southern enjoys an established reputation for graduating well prepared, high quality nurses. The Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Ohio Board of Regents, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.



Upon completion of the associate degree, the graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the associate degree program may choose to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for two additional years of more advanced education. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN toBSN) Program is offered online through the Athens Campus School of Nursing.


APPLICATION PROCESS

ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. October 1st of the year in which you want your file to be reviewed (considered) by the selection committee. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that his/her file is complete.

  1. Complete an application to Ohio University with Pre-Associate of Nursing listed as your major, along with the $20 nonrefundable application fee (or complete a change of major to Pre-Associate Nursing if already an OU student in a different program).
  2. Complete a Nursing application in the Nursing office.
  3. Submit official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all previous schools attended, including College, Vocational/Technical Programs, and High School/GED.  Student must be a graduate of high school or hold certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
  4. Submit official ACT scores.  A minimum score of 23 is required for students wishing to enter the nursing program straight out of high school.  Students who have been out of high school for more than a full calendar year are exempt from taking the ACT or SAT.
  5. Submit to the nursing office a statement of educational and career goals essay (typed; no more than 1 page).  This is your opportunity to tell the selection committee why you should be chosen for the nursing program.
  6. An established minimum college grade point average of 2.75 (or a high school gpa of 3.0 on a 4 point scale for students wishing to enter the program straight from high school).
  7. The applicant must have completed courses in algebra, biology & chemistry at the high school or college level with a minimum grade of C in each course before the deadline.
  8. COMPASS Placement test is required for all new students.  Please contact your campus student services office to schedule an appointment.
  9. HESI A2 Nursing Admissions & Critical Thinking Exams: Students must have an overall score of 75% on the A2, and a 75% in each of the following areas: math, reading, vocabulary, and grammar.  Check with your campus Nursing Office for testing dates and times. Test codes and preparation booklets are to be purchased in the bookstore.
  10. Applicants will be required to have a completed FBI & BCI fingerprint report (criminal background check) on file with the Nursing Office in order to start the program.
Please Note: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is by a selective process.  Admission to Ohio University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.  The selection process for the nursing program at the Zanesville, Chillicothe and Southern campuses are separate.  Therefore, admission into the Southern Associate Degree Nursing Program does not guarantee admission into the Zanesville or Chillicothe programs or vice versa.  OUS Nursing Student

 

Students are responsible for submitting all required information by the deadline and incomplete files will not be reviewed during selections.



ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING CURRICULUM

We encourage you to begin taking the nursing support courses at Ohio University as soon as possible. All courses taken in the nursing curriculum must be completed with a grade of 'C' or above in order to have your file reviewed for selections, and to remain in the program once selected. Support courses must be taken before or during the quarter in which they fall in the curriculum map shown below.

Support Courses:

MATH 1200: College Algebra or PSY 1100: Statistics

CHEM 1210: Chemistry (prerequisite is MATH 1200)

BIOS 1300: Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOS 1310: Anatomy & Physiology II

PSY 1010: General Psychology
BIOS 2010: Microbiology
PSY 2410 or EDEC 1600: Child Psychology/Development

ENG 1510: Freshman Composition

Elective (4 Credit Hours*)

* Recommended Electives: PSY 1100 Statistics, NUTR 1000 Nutrition, SOC 1010 Sociology, HLTH 2300 Medical Terminology, Tier II Humanities (2HL), Tier II Fine Arts (2FA) or Tier II Cross-Cultural Perspectives (2CP).

 

GRAND TOTAL = 74 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
NURSING = 45 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
NON-NURSING = 29 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS


STUDENT COSTS

Tuition costs are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Ohio University. Please refer to a schedule of classes for further tuition information or to the Ohio University Southern website located at www.southern.ohiou.edu.

  • Tuition - $2,206 per semester for resident full-time students (12-20 hours); $200 per semester credit hour for resident part-time students.
  • Books are purchased each semester at an average cost of $600 for the first semester, $300 for the second semester, $150 for the third semester, and $150 for the fourth semester.
  • Uniforms – Average- $150 (one time cost).
  • Course Fees (Lab Fees and Achievement Tests) - Semester 1 1: $370 Semester 2: $180 Semester 3: $270 Semester 4: $180.
  • Liability Insurance - $36 per year.
  • Graduation - The second year of the program, expenses for graduation, licensure, NCLEX-RN exam, pinning, etc. will occur. You will need to plan ahead for these expenses. Expenses at this time can reach around $400.
  • Health:
    1. Physical Examination
    2. Immunizations
    3. Laboratory Tests

FINANCIAL AID

Complete information regarding financial aid is available through the Student Services office at Ohio University-Southern.  Various types of financial aid are available; some may be specific for students enrolled in nursing programs. The financial aid office phone number is 740-533-4600 or toll free 1-800-626-0513.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

ADN Nursing Office: 
740-533-4633
ADN Fax:
740-533-4557
Student Services:
740-533-4600
Toll Free:
1-800-626-0513
Enrollment Services:
740-533-4602
Learning Center:  
740-533-4596
Faculty Office:
740-533-4540


Associate Degree Nursing Semesters Plan (Beginning Fall 2012)


 

Nurs 1110
Nurs 1130
Bios 1300
Chem 1220

Semester 1

Nursing Foundations & Assessment
Pharmacology
Anatomy & Physiology
Chemistry (Math 1200 or PL 2 math prerequisite)

Total Credit Hours

Hours

7
3
4
4

18

 

 

 

 

Nurs 1210
Nurs 1220
Psy   1010
Bios 1310

Semester 2

Adult Health I
Mental Health Nursing
Introduction to Psychology
Anatomy & Physiology

Total Credit Hours

Hours

7
3
3
4

17

 

 

 

 

Eng 1510
Psy 1110

Summer

Freshman Composition
Statistics (Tier I math if needed)

 

Total Credit Hours

Hours

3
3

 

3 (6)

 

 

 

 

Nurs 2110
Nurs 2120
Nurs 2130
Bios 2010
Psy 2410
Edec 1600

Semester 3

Adult Health II
Maternal-Newborn (7 weeks)
Child & Adolescent (7 weeks)
Microbiology
Child Psychology or
Introduction to Child Development

Total Credit Hours

Hours

7
3
3
3
3
3

19

 

 

 

 

2210
2220

Semester 4

Adult Health III
Integrated Nsg Practice

Total Credit Hours

Hours

5
7

12

Total Semester Hours all courses = 71 (74)                                         
Total Support Course Hours = 26 or 29                                              
Total Nursing Semester Hours =45                                                     
Total Theory Hours = 32                                                                  
Total Clinical Clock Hours for Program = 546

STUDENT HANDBOOK (PDF)
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