The School of Nursing offers a B.S.N. program designed for pre-licensure students. The School of Nursing also offers a RN-to-B.S.N. program designed for licensed RNs who are graduates of state-approved associate’s degree or diploma schools of nursing. The purpose is to prepare generalists for the professional practice of nursing and to provide a foundation for graduate study. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
The major in nursing includes upper-division coursework in nursing, University General Education requirements, and courses outside of nursing. It is possible to complete a minor in another discipline while completing the major in nursing. The School of Nursing offers interactive online (Web-based) courses in the RN-to-B.S.N. program. This method of course delivery increases the availability of professional development and career mobility for registered nurses. The School of Nursing offers a combination of interactive online courses and classes on campus in the pre-licensure B.S.N. program.
Several nursing courses in the pre-licensure B.S.N. program have a clinical component. Clinical experiences occur in a broad range of traditional and nontraditional health care and health maintenance settings. You are responsible for transportation to the clinical experiences which could include settings outside of Athens.
The youngest of Ohio University's academic units, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is home to about 100 staff and faculty members and 2,500 students. The College was launched in 1979 under the name Health and Human Services, and was renamed in 2010 during an academic realignment that migrated several of its programs to other campus units.
The College began with three schools in 1979 and had grown to include six by the time it was restructured in 2010. Today it includes four academic units: the School of Nursing; School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; and Department of Social and Public Health.
All four are housed in Grover Center, a state-of-the-art facility that underwent an extensive renovation, completed in 2001, that for the first time brought all of the College’s academic programs under one roof.
While the four academic units form its core, the College over the years has branched into outreach initiatives that serve the surrounding community while providing valuable practical experience for students. These include WellWorks nutrition and fitness center; Ohio University Therapy Associates’ Hearing, Speech, Language and Physical Therapy clinics; Atrium Café; and Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.