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JULY 1ST IS THE LPN-RN APPLICATION DEADLINE!
Stop by the Nursing Office at Ohio University Southern to make sure your Associate Degree of Nursing application file is complete today!

General Information
LPN to RN This program is for LPNs who have graduated from ANY ACCREDITED LPN School!  This innovative new approach to LPN-RN education will allow the working LPN the ability to complete an Associate of Science degree in Nursing.  This program will utilize the latest technology to offer blended on-line courses which include classroom instruction.  We are committed to providing unique, flexible clinical opportunities to meet the program objectives.

We encourage you to begin taking the general education requirements as soon as possible.  The first step in the application process is to complete the required general education courses. 

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 RN to BSN Program is offered online through the Athens Campus School of Nursing.

The Nursing Education and Retraining for Success Scholarship (NEARS)
The NEARS Scholarship provides tuition funding and additional support to help students pursue education that will advance their nursing career. NEARS is for Appalachian residents who have some post-secondary education that helps them to enter a defined nursing career pathway through one of the eligible programs. NEARS was created for those who are pursuing a nursing career or upgrading credentials in the career pathway, by helping those who have been unemployed, underemployed or unable to find employment as an LPN or RN advance their education. Veterans and their eligible spouses will be given full consideration. For more information, visit the NEARS site: is http://www.ohio.edu/nears

APPLICATION PROCESS

ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. July 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) and an accredited LPN Program.
  4. 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.
  5. An established minimum college grade point average of 2.75
  6. 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.
  7. COMPASS Placement test is required for all new students.  Please contact (740) 533-4596 to schedule an appointment.
  8. 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. Test codes and preparation booklets are to be purchased in the bookstore. Exam may be taken one time only per each selection period.
  9. 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.
  10. Applicant must have current LPN licensure in any state.
  11. Must have a minimum of 6 Support Courses completed with a C or better prior to the deadline.  Any Support Courses completed with a C- or below will exclude the applicant from selections. (All courses listed must be completed by the end of the program to graduate):
Support Courses:
MATH 1200: College Algebra or PSY 1110: 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 1110 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).

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

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


OHIO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING LPN to RN PROGRAM

COURSE 

CREDIT
Hrs
Total

LECTURE

CLINICAL/LAB

 

SEMESTER 1

NURS 2030 LPN – RN Transition

4

3

3

NURS 2040 - LPN – RN Bridge

2

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

6

 

 

SEMESTER 2

NURS 2110 Adult Health II

7

5

6

NURS 2120 - Maternal – Newborn Nursing

3

 

 

NURS 2130 Child-Adolescent Nursing
3
2
3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

13

 

 

SEMESTER 3

NURS 2210 Adult Health III

5

4

3

NURS 2220 Integrated Nursing Practice

7

4

9

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12

 

Students must complete at least 6 of the following support courses before entering the program, remaining support courses will need to be taken in semesters during the program:

BIOS 1300, BIOS 1310, CHEM 1210, MATH 1220 OR PSY 1110, PSY 1010, PSY 2410 OR EDEC 1600, ENG 1510, BIOS 2010



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 semesterr for resident full-time students (12-20 hours); $200 per semester credit hour for resident part-time students.
  • Books and supplies – Books are purchased for each semester at an average of $225.
  • Uniforms – Average- $150 (one time cost).
  • Course Fees (Lab Fees and Achievement Tests) - Semester 1: $ 425 Semester 2: $270 Semester 3: $180
  • Liability Insurance - $36 per year.
  • Graduation - Expenses for graduation, licensure, NCLEX-RN exam, pinning, etc. can reach around $400. You will need to plan ahead for these expenses.
  • 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.


STUDENT HANDBOOK (PDF)
Click here for the student handbook. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document.


Ohio University Southern Associate Degree Nursing Program Contact Numbers

ADN Nursing Office: 
740-533-4633
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

 

For more information:
Nicole Pennington, D.N.P.
Nursing Education
740-533-4633
penningj@ohio.edu

http://www.acenursing.org/

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020

LPN to RN