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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the only Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education accredited four-year program in southeast Ohio, serving to upgrade Appalachian Ohio health services. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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 Chillicothe, and the Adena PACCAR Medical Education Center. 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. Selection is competitive. After completing the final three years of the program, student nurses graduate and take a licensing exam.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) Printable Program Brochure


Ohio Board of Nursing - BSNCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education - BSN




ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. February 15th 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.  Documents required in the Selection File:


➢  Signed application to be admitted to BS1221 (form is available from School of



➢  The School of Nursing will run a final DARS once spring semester grades are

recorded to verify successful completion of coursework in the specified prerequisite courses.


➢  Successful completion of the HESI Admission Assessment Exam.


➢  Report of completed physical exam performed within the past 12 months (form

is available from the School of Nursing).


➢  Documentation of the completion of the required immunizations (part of the

physical exam report).


➢  Documentation of Mantoux two-step tuberculosis test and completion of any

follow-up recommendations (part of the physical exam report).


➢  Report of FBI and BCI background check —- guidelines on how to obtain a

background check will be provided by the School of Nursing.


➢  Minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Note: If any of these items are missing the file

will not be reviewed.


2.  Criteria the selection committee will consider for selecting individuals for the BSN

major. Cumulative GPA across all coursework:


➢  GPA and grade of C or better across the required nine prerequisite courses.


➢  Scores on the HESI A2 pre-nursing exam (area s included on the exam are

math, reading, vocabulary, grammar, chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology). Registration information about the HESI A2 can be obtained in the nursing office.


➢  Clearance on FBI and BCI background checks completed in the past year.


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




All NRSE courses must be completed with no less than an 80% (this is a B- with the School of Nursing Grading Scale). All non-nursing courses required by the School of Nursing must be completed with a grade of a C or better. A grade of C- means that the course must be repeated. Support courses must be taken before or during the semester in which they fall in the curriculum map shown below. 



The School of Nursing at Ohio University Chillicothe is housed in Bennett Hall. The nursing program utilizes classrooms in Bennett Hall for lectures and testing. Bennett Hall houses two Nursing Skills Labs, which include (8) patient beds, (1) gurney, (7) low fidelity mannequins, (1) high fidelity “birthing” mannequin, a birthing suite with (1) SimBaby and a baby warmer. Lab equipment includes: ECG monitor, working suction equipment, adequate and current supplies for nursing skills practice and check-off, and an electronic medication dispense station for student learning.

The Quinn Library located in the Stevenson Center carries all required nursing materials; as well as, providing a quiet study section, several enclosed areas for group meetings, a comfortable seating area with a large number of computers for student access/research, a Student Success center for general tutoring, and a cafe' with a varied menu to meet the needs of all students.


The PACCAR Medical Education Center (PMEC) is located on the Adena Health System campus and serves as a learning site and conference center for both Adena staff and clients throughout Southern Ohio. From small meetings to large conferences, the PACCAR Medical Education Center can meet virtually any need you have. The Center includes:

➢  The Kenworth Auditorium, which features full technological and teleconferencing 

capabilities and comfortable accommodations for up to 136 people.


➢  A thoughtfully designed, interactive-video, distance-learning classroom for up 

to 32 people.


➢  Modern, spacious, state-of-the-art accommodations.


➢  Five standard classrooms, which can be recorded and/or broadcast to other classrooms.


➢  Two additional conference rooms for up to 14 people each.

The David Meade Massie Virtual Hospital is our premier simulation facility promotes a realistic, safe learning environment using simulators that mimic 70,000 human responses to medications, tests and treatments. These simulators can be used to teach both healthcare providers and students new skills, evaluate current levels of performance and promote team communication. Through this incredible high-tech environment, you will be able to:

➢  Experience a variety of departments. The virtual hospital includes an emergency 

department bed, an intensive care bed, two med-surg beds, a pediatric room and  a crib.


➢  Treat “patients” of all ages. With six simulators, ranging from infant to adult sizes, you 

will experience common scenarios and use equipment that is typically used in a live setting.


➢  Perform multiple high-risk procedures. For example, you may practice defibrillation, 

chest tube insertion, needle decompression and intubation on one simulator.


➢  Improve customer service. A nurse’s station can double as a front desk to focus on 

customer service training.


➢  View and evaluate your performance. With the ability to record from any room or station,

all simulations can be reviewed in one of three debriefing rooms.




Bennett Hall, located at the center of the Ohio University Chillicothe Campus, is home to the Nursing program. The Adena PACCAR Medical Education Center is located on the Adena Health System campus at 446 Hospital Road Chillicothe, OH 45601.




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 Chillicothe website.


➢  Tuition – click (here) for details.


➢   Books and supplies: Books are purchased for each semester, with your first

semester being the largest expense of approximately $900.00.


➢  Criminal background checks (BCI&I and FBI): $60.00 to start the program and $60.00

prior to graduation for the Ohio Board of Nursing.


➢  Course Fees: Vary per Semester.


➢ Lab Kit: Approximately $50.00.


➢  Uniforms: Average- $150 (one time cost).


➢  Course Fees: (Lab Fees and Achievement Tests) - $180 per clinical course.


➢ 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 $600.


➢  Health:

1. Physical Examination
2. Immunizations
3. Laboratory Tests




Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at as soon as possible. For Ohio University Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.


For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.




Ohio University believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.




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Stop by the Nursing Office at Ohio University Chillicothe to make sure your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program application file is complete today!









BIOS 1300 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I

CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry

ENGL 1510 Writing & Rhetoric I

PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology



BIOS 1310 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II  
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II
COMS 1010 Fundamentals of Human Communication
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology
NRSE 1110 Clinical Judgment I


You May Select 3 Of These 5 Courses Within The First Year:

PSY  1010 Introduction to Psychology

COMS 1010 Fundamentals of Communications

SOC  1000 Introduction to Sociology

NUTR 1000 Nutrition

EDEC 1600 Child Development


PSY 2410 Child Psychology


NRSE 2110 Clinical Judgment II 
NRSE 2120 Pathophysiology  

NRSE 2230 Health Assessment

BIOS 2210 Microbes and Humans/

BIOS 2215 Microbes and Humans Lab

BIOS 2010 Elementary Microbiology

PSY 1110 Elementary Statistical Reasoning 
PSY 2410 Child Psychology 


EDEC 1600 Intro to Child Development


NRSE 2210 Clinical Judgment III 
NRSE 2220 Foundations of Nursing Practice

NRSE 3120 Diversity & Ethics & Gerontology

NRSE 2240 Pharmacology in Nursing

NUTR 1000 Nutrition


NRSE 3110 Clinical Judgment IV
NRSE 2250 Research & Evidence-Based Px

NRSE 3130 Nursing Care of Adults I

#### XXXX Gen Ed Tier II (2F)


NRSE 3210 Clinical Judgment V

NRSE 3230 Nursing Care of Adults II

NRSE 3140 Mental Health

#### XXXX Gen Ed Tier I (Junior Composition)

#### XXXX Gen Ed Tier II (2C)


NRSE 4110 Clinical Judgment VI
NRSE 4120 Management

NRSE 4140 Nursing Care of Children & Families

NRSE 4150 Nursing Care of Populations: Family & Community


NRSE 4210 Clinical Judgment VII
NRSE 4400 Capstone Clinical

NRSE 4600 Nursing Excellence T3 equivalent


➢  Please click (here) for the BSN General Information in .PDF format.

➢  Please click (here) for the BSN Program Application Packet in .PDF format.

➢  Please click (here) for the BSN Health History Form (To Accompany Application) 

in .PDF format.

➢  Please click (here) for the BSN Curriculum in .PDF format.

➢  Please click (here) for the Student Handbook in .PDF format.




Ohio University Chillicothe
School of Nursing
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Information about the Faculty

Hamman Britney
Assistant Professor
Bennett Hall 256
T: 740.774.7265
Michelle Daniels
Bennett Hall 244
T: 740.772.7724
Daisy Fox
Bennett Hall 244
T: 740.774.7266
Tammy Keith
Bennett Hall 257
T: 740.774.7746
Cheryl Kovach
Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator
Bennett Hall 030
T: 740.774.7283
Camille Leadingham
Associate Professor
Bennett Hall 248
T: 740.774.7288
Charlotte McManus
Assistant Professor
Bennett Hall 225
T: 740.774.7216
Danielle Schabel
Associate Professor / Associate Director
Bennett Hall 129
T: 740.774.7727
Lindsey Shotts
Bennett Hall 243
T: 740.774.7285
Theresa Staten
Bennett Hall 251
T: 740.774.7254
Kristin Tedesco
Assistant Professor
Bennett Hall 252
T: 740.774.7267
Ronald Vance
Associate Professor
Bennett Hall 234
T: 740.774.7271
Jessica Brown
Clinical Instructor
Bennett Hall 259
T: 614.375.0313
Sarah Coats
Clinical Instructor
Bennett Hall 259
Leah Evans
Clinical Instructor
Bennett Hall 259
Rebecca Yinger
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259