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Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.)


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Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
 

The two-year Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program at Ohio University- Southern enjoys an established reputation for graduating well prepared, high-quality nurses.
 
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.
  • 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).
  • Complete a nursing application in the nursing office.
  • 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).
  • Submit official ACT scores. A minimum score of 23 is required for students wishing to enter the nursing program straight out of high school.
  • 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.
  • An established minimum college grade point average of 2.75 (or a high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for students wishing to enter the program straight from high school).
  • 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.
  • COMPASS placement test is required for all new students. Please contact Student Success Center to schedule an appointment. For nursing, you need to achieve an 80 of higher in Reading, place in English 1510 in the writing portion and achieve a score of Tier I or higher on the Math portion. Transfer students do not have to take the COMPASS exam if they have a course in English or math that transfers from a previous college. This includes developmental course, ENG 1510 and MATH 1200 or higher.
  • HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam: You must achieve a score of at least a 75% on English, a 75% in Math and an overall composite of 75% You can schedule this exam in the Student Success Center by calling 740-533-4596. Test codes and study guide are to be purchased in the bookstore.
  • Applicants will be required to have a completed FBI & BCI fingerprint report (criminal background check) which will be completed after you have been selected into the program.
 
Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, 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 to BSN) Program is offered online through the Athens Campus School of Nursing.
 
This program is approved by:
 
ACENCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.887.6791
Fax: 202.887.8476
 
 
For more information:
Chelsea Harris
Nursing Academic Advisor, School of Nursing
740.533.4633

 


Required Support Courses:
MATH 1200: College Algebra (3 hrs)  OR
PSY 1110: Elementary Statistical Reasoning (3 hrs)
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs) [prerequisite is MATH 1200]
BIOS 1300: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs)
BIOS 1310: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs)
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs) OR BIOS 2210 Microbes and Humans and BIOS 2215 (Lab)
PSY 2410: Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs)OR
EDEC 1600:  Intro to Child Development (3 hrs)
PSY 1010: Intro to Psychology (3 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
ELECTIVE (3 CREDIT HOURS)
 
* Recommended Electives:
NUTR 1000: Introduction to Nutrition (3 hrs)
SOC 1000: Introduction to Sociology (3 hrs)
HLTH 2300: Medical Terminology (3 hrs)
Tier II Humanities and Literature  (2HL)
Tier II Fine Arts (2FA)
Tier II Cross-Cultural Perspectives (2CP).
 
Semester  Plan:
Semester 1
NURS 1110: Foundations of Nursing (7 hrs)
NURS 1130: Pharmacology (3 hrs)
BIOS 1300: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs)
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs)
Total Credits: 18 hrs
 
Optional Summer Semester:
ENG 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
PSY 1110: Elementary Statistical Reasoning (Tier 1 Math if needed) (3 hrs)
Elective (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 9 hrs
 
Semester 2
NURS 1210: Adult Health I (7 hrs)
NURS 1220: Mental Health (3 hrs)
BIOS 1310: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs)
PSY 1010: Intro to Psychology (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 17 hrs
 
Semester 3
NURS 2110: Adult Health II (7 hrs)
NURS 2120: Maternal and Newborn Nursing (3 hrs)
NURS 2130: Child and Adolescent Nursing (3 hrs)
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs)
OR BIOS 2210 & BIOS 2215: Microbes & Humans/Lab (4 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child Psychology (3 hrs)
OR EDEC 1600: Intro to Child Development (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 19/20 hrs
 
Semester 4
NURS 2210: Adult Health III (5 hrs)
NURS 2220: Integrated Nursing Practice (7 hrs)
Total Credits: 12 hrs