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The advanced placement for licensed practical nurses Associate Degree Nursing program at OHIO Chillicothe 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Additional Associate Degree Nursing Information can be found (here).


Associate in Science Advanced Placement for LPN Nursing (ASN) Printable Program Brochure


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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. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN to BSN) program is offered online through the School of Nursing in Athens.




All applicants (including LPN's) must meet the same admission requirements, as found in the Associate Degree Nursing program.


LPN's can receive credit for the first two semesters of nursing by successfully graduating from an approved school of practical nursing and meeting licensure requirements. In addition, the LPN must successfully complete, with a grade of (C) or better, a five credit-hour transition course and three credit-hour bridge course designed to prepare the LPN to enter the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing program. These courses must be completed no sooner than one year prior to admission to the second year of the nursing program. Also, in order to begin the second year nursing classes, the LPN must complete the following support courses; ENG 1510, Math 1200 or Statistics (PSY 1110), BIOS 1300, BIOS 1310, CHEM 1210 and PSY 1010 or transfer acceptable credit to OHIO.




ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. February 15 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.  Submit an application to OHIO and indicate which campus you want to

attend. Additionally, submit the nursing application available from the campus Nursing Office. Admission to OHIO is required to be considered for the Associate Degree Nursing program.


2.  Complete a nursing application (available here) or from the Nursing office.


3.  Submit official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all previous schools attended,

including: college, vocational/technical Programs, and high school/GED. The student must be a graduate of high school or hold certificate of high school equivalency (GED).


4.  Submit report of an FBI and BCI background check – guidelines on how to obtain a

background check are provided by the School of Nursing office.


5. Submit to the Nursing Office a statement of educational and career goals/essay

(typed: no more than 500 words). This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the selection committee and explain why you want to be a nurse and your professional goals after you graduate.


6.  An established minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale is



7.  Required support courses MUST be completed (ENG 1510, MATH 1200 or Statistics

(PSY 1110), BIOS 1300, BIOS 1310, CHEM 1210, and PSY 1010).


8.  All students are required to take the ACCUPLACER placement test before admission to

the nursing program. Scores/Placement needed to satisfy admission requirements are: Math – Tier I or Higher, English – 1510, Reading – Level 3 Placement. (Transfer Students: if you are entering with a math and English equivalency you do not need to take the ACCUPLACER.)


9.  Admission Assessment Exam (A2): must be taken before the deadline, receiving a

score of a 75% or better cumulatively and a 75% or better on the English Language Comp and Math sections. You are required to take the science portion of this exam! Information regarding this exam is provided by the School of Nursing Office.


Please Note: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is by a selective process. Admission to OHIO does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. The selection process for the nursing program at the Chillicothe, Southern, and Zanesville Campus are separate. Therefore, admission into the OHIO Chillicothe Associate Degree Nursing program does not guarantee admission into the Zanesville or Southern programs, or vice versa.


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 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.



The School of Nursing at OHIO Chillicothe is housed in Bennett Hall. The nursing program utilizes classrooms in Bennett Hall for lectures and testing. Bennett Hall also 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.




Bennett Hall, located at the center of the Chillicothe Campus, is home to the nursing program.


Please note: The Associate Degree Nursing program also facilitates a cohort of students at the Berger Health System in Circleville, Ohio. If you are interested in this location you must select Berger on your Nursing School Application. The Berger Cohort maintains the same admission/application deadline and requirements.




Tuition costs are subject to change without notice at the discretion of OHIO. Please refer to a schedule of classes for further tuition information or to the OHIO 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 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 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 Chillicothe to make sure your Advanced Placement for LPN Nursing Program application file is complete today!







BIOS 1300 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

BIOS 1310 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II

CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I

ENG 1510 Writing & Rhetoric I

PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology

MATH 1200 College Algebra



NURS 2030 Transition 
NURS 2040 Bridge Course

NURS 2110 Adult Health II  
NURS 2120 Maternal: Newborn (7 weeks)  
NURS 2130 Child & Adolescent (7 weeks)  
BIOS 2210 Microbes & Humans/
BIOS 2215 Microbiology

PSY 2410 Child Psychology

EDEC 1600 Intro to Child Development


NURS 2210 Adult Health III  
NURS 2220 Integrated Nursing Practice


*** Recommended Electives: NUTR 1000 (Nutrition), SOC 1000 (Sociology), Medical Terminology, Dosage Calculations,, PSY 1110 (Statistics), Tier II Humanities (2HL), Tier II Fine Arts (2FA), or Tier II Cross-Cultural Perspectives (2CP)***


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

➢  Please click (here) for LPN Advanced Placement Application Packet 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