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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

 

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Nursing B.S.N.

 
The four-year bachelor of science in nursing provides the classroom and clinical education to prepare graduates for the challenges of complex and changing health-care systems. Classes are held at Ohio University Southern, with clinical training taking place at hospitals and clinics in the W.Va., Ohio, and KY Tri-State area. Candidates accepted to the program, both freshmen and transfers, enter as pre-BSN majors. During the summer between the first and second years, successful pre-majors are selected to advance to the BSN major. After completing the final three years of the program, student nurses graduate and take a licensing exam.
 
Application Process
ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the nursing office before 5:00 pm on February 1st of the year in which you want your file to reviewed (considered) by the selection committee. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that his/her file is complete.
  1. Complete a nursing application in the nursing office.
  2. Complete an application to Ohio University with pre-nursing (ND 1220) listed as your major, along with the $20 nonrefundable application fee (or complete a change of major to pre-nursing ND1220 if already an OU student in a different program).
  3. Submit official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all previous schools attended, including college, vocational/technical programs, and high school/GED. Students must be a graduate of high school or hold certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
  4. Submit official ACT scores. A minimum of 23 is required for students wishing to enter the program straight out of high school. Students who have been out of high school for more than a full calendar year or who have any college credit 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 a 2.75 (or a high school GPA of a 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 a 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. You must place into a Tier I Math and English or complete the required developmental courses PRIOR to the deadline. Transfer students do not have to take the COMPASS exam is they have a course in English or math that transfers from a previous college. This includes developmental courses such as ENG 1510 and MATH 1200 or higher.
  9. HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam, students must have an overall score of a 75% on the A2 in both Math and English. This test will be administered each fall semester. You can call the learning center at 740-533-4596 to make an appointment. Test codes and preparation booklets are to be purchased in the bookstore.
  10. Applicants will be required to have a completed FBI and BCI fingerprint report (criminal background check) on file with the Nursing office in order to start the program. This will be completed after you have been selected for the program.
 
Students are responsible for submitting all required information by the deadline and incomplete files will not be reviewed during selections. We encourage you to begin taking 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 semester in which they fall in the curriculum map shown below. Prior to February 1st, you must have completed all support courses listed on the curriculum in Semester 1 with a “C” or better.
 
Program Requirements
Prior to entering year one:
  • Complete a Nursing Application in the Nursing Department. It is important that you do this so we know which nursing program you are applying for.
  • Complete an Ohio University Southern Admission Application and list Pre-Nursing as your major. Use code ND1220.
  • If you have been out of school less than one full calendar year, you will be required to have an ACT score of 23 or higher if you have no previous college credit. If you have been out of school one calendar year or you have any college credit, an ACT is not required.
  • Submit all your official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all schools you have attended, including college, vocational/technical programs, and high school/GED. You must be a high school graduate or hold a certificate of equivalency (GED).
  • You need to have at least a 2.75 GPA (If you are a graduating high school senior, you will need to have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale).
  • You will need to take the COMPASS Placement test, which is required for all new and transfer students. For nursing, you need to achieve an 80 or higher in Reading, a 1510 on the writing portion in English and receive a score of Tier I or higher on the Math portion. You can schedule this exam with the Learning Center by calling 740-533-4596.
  • To be included in the selection process for the second year of the BSN Program, all of the following must be in your file prior to the Feb. 1st deadline of the freshman year.
  • Complete a typed, one-page essay explaining your educational and career goals. This is your opportunity to tell the selection committee why you should be chosen for the program. Submit your essay to the nursing department.
  • You are required to have earned a grade of 'C' or better in an Algebra, Biology and Chemistry course. This can be from high school or college.
  • You will also have to take the HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam. You must achieve a score of at least 75% in English, a 75% in Math and an overall composite of a 75%. You will also be required to test in the areas of Biology and Chemistry. You can schedule this exam in the Learning Center by calling 740-533-4596. Test codes and study guides for this test are available for purchase in the bookstore. This test will be taken during your first semester.
  • Applicants are required to pass an FBI & BCI fingerprint report (criminal background check), which will be completed after you have been selected into the program.
 

Disclaimer: Even if all of the above is completed prior to the deadline, you will still have to go through the selection process to determine if you will be chosen for advancement into the second year of the BSN Program. Completion of all of the above does not ensure you will be accepted.

 
This program is approved by:

 

ACEN_2Comission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.887.6791
Fax: 202.887.8476
 
 
For more information contact:
Chelsea Harris
Nursing Academic Advisor, School of Nursing
740.533.4633
harrisc2@ohio.edu
 

Support Courses
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs)
CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (4 hrs)
BIOS 1300: Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 hrs)
BIOS 1310: Principles of Human Anatomy and Physicology  II (4 hrs)
SOC 1000: Introduction of Sociology (3 hrs)
COMS 1010: Fundamentals of Human Communication (3 hrs)
NRSE 1110: Foundations of Nursing and Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 hrs)
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs) OR
BIOS 2210/2215: Microbes and Humans/Lab (4 hrs)
NUTR 1000: Introduction to Nutrition (3 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs) OR
EDEC 1600: Introduction to Child Developement (3 hrs)
PSY 1110: Elementary Statistical Reasoning (3 hrs)
ENG 3080J: Writing and Rhetoric II (3 hrs)
One course in fine arts and one course in cross-cultural perspectives
 
Semester Plan
YEAR 1: Semester 1
BIOS 1300: Principles Human A&P I (4 hrs)
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs)
ENGL 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
MATH 1200: College Algebra (4 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 18 hrs
 
Semester 2
BIOS 1310: Principles Human A&P ll (4 hrs)
CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry ll (4 hrs)
COMS 1010: Fund Human Communication (3 hrs)
SOC 1000: Intro to Sociology (3 hrs)
NRSE 1110: Clinical Judgment l (3 hrs)*
Total Credits: 14/17 hrs
*Students who do not need college algebra may take NRSE 1110 in fall or spring semester.
 
YEAR 2: Semester 3
NRSE 2110: Clinical Judgment ll (2 hrs)
NRSE 2120: Pathophysiology (3 hrs)
NRSE 2230: Health Assessment (3 hrs)
BIOS 2210/2215: Microbes & Humans/Lab (4 hrs) OR
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs)
PSY 1110: Elementary Statiscal Reasoning (3 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child & Adolescent Psych (3 hrs) OR
EDEC 1600: Intro to Child Development (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 17/18 hrs
 
Semester 4
NRSE 2210: Clinical Judgment lll (2 hrs)
NRSE 2220: Foundations Nsg practice (4 hrs)
NRSE 3120: Diversity & Ethics & Gerontology (3 hrs)
NRSE 2240: Pharmacology in Nsg. (4 hrs)
NUTR 1000: Nutrition (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 16 hrs
 
YEAR 3: Semester 5
NRSE 2250: Research & Evidence-based Px (4 hrs)
NRSE 3110: Clinical Judgment I (2 hrs)
NRSE 3130: Nursing Care of Adults I (7 hrs)
Gen Ed Tier (2F) (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 16 hrs
 
Semester 6
NRSE 3210: Clinical Judgment V (2 hrs)
NRSE 3230: Nursing Care of Adults II (7 hrs)
NRSE 3140: Mental Health (3 hrs)
Gen Ed Tier I Junior Composition (3 hrs)
Gen Ed Tier II (2C) (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 18 hrs
 
YEAR 4: Semester 7
NRSE 4110: Clinical Judgment VI (2 hrs)
NRSE 4120: Management (3 hrs)
NRSE 4140: OB, Women, Peds (5 hrs)
NRSE 4150: Family/Community Health (5 hrs)
Total Credits: 15 hrs
 
Semester 8
NRSE 4210: Clinical Judgment VII (2 hrs)
NRSE 4400: Capstone Clinical (8 hrs)
NRSE 4600: Nursing Excellence T3 equivalent (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 13 hrs