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Associate of Applied Science Degree, Nursing (ADN)

ADN students practice pediatric care

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program at Ohio University Chillicothe holds 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. See Quick Overview & Curriculum [PDF]. Additional Associate Degree Nursing Information can be found (here).

Upon completion of the associate degree, the graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) 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 Degree (RN to BSN) program, which is offered online through the School of Nursing in Athens.


ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. October 1 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 their file is complete.

  • 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.
  • Complete a nursing application (available here [PDF]) or from the Nursing office.
  • 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). High school students must submit ACT College Entrance Examination scores. Those who have been out of high school for more than a full calendar year are exempt.
  • 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.
  • An established minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale is required. If the applicant is either a high school graduate or holds a high school equivalency (GED) without college credit, they must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must have completed courses in algebra, biology, and chemistry at the high school or college level with a minimum grade of C in each course before the application deadline. Please note: if you are submitting high school/college level scores in these courses for review purposes, you are still required to complete the sciences specified in the nursing curriculum.
  • New students will need to take the ACCUPLACER and ALEKS examinations when they apply to Ohio University Chillicothe. Contact the testing center for additional information about exam requirements.
  • Admission Assessment HESI Exam (A2): must be taken before the application deadline, receiving a score of a 75% or better cumulatively and a 75% or better on the English and Math sections. You are also required to take the science portion of this exam (not physics). Information regarding this exam is provided by the School of Nursing Office.

Please Note: Admission to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is by a selective process. Admission to Ohio University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. The selection process for the nursing program at the Chillicothe, Southern, and Zanesville campuses are separate. Therefore, admission into the OHIO Chillicothe Associate of Science in 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 OHIO Chillicothe School of Nursing is housed in Bennett Hall. The nursing program utilizes classrooms in Bennett Hall for lectures and testing. Bennett Hall houses one simulation suite and two Nursing Skills Labs which includes (10) hospital beds, (9) low fidelity mannequins, (2) high fidelity mannequins, and (1) high fidelity pediatric mannequin. Some of our lab equipment includes: an electronic medication dispensing system, a Computerized Nursing Workstation on Wheels, ECG monitor, automated vital sign machines, working suction equipment, and a variety of supplies for nursing skills practice & check-off sessions, which promotes student learning and course success.

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.


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 $100.00.
  • Uniforms: Average - $70 (one time cost).
  • Course Fees: (Lab Fees and Achievement Tests) - $180 per clinical course.
  • Liability Insurance: $40 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 documents- vary depending on student's health insurance coverage and location. (1. Physical Examination 2. Immunizations 3. Laboratory Tests)


Students may be eligible for varying 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 www.fafsa.gov 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 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.




Semester 1

NURS 1111 Foundations of Nursing Practice 4.5
NURS 1112 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 2.5
NURS 1131 Pharmacology I 2
BIOS 1300 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
CFS 2710 Individuals and Families over the Lifespan* 3

Total Credit Hours


Semester 2

NURS 1211 Medical Surgical Nursing I 7
NURS 1221 Mental Health Nursing 4
NURS 1231 Pharmacology II 2
BIOS 1310 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Total Credit Hours


Semester 3


NURS 2111 Medical Surgical Nursing II 7
NURS 2121 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 3
NURS 2131 Pediatric Nursing 3
BIOS 2010 OR BIOS 2210 Elementary Microbiology OR Microbes and Humans 3


Total Credit Hours


Semester 4

NURS 2211 Medical Surgical Nursing III 5.5
NURS 2221 Integrated NSG Practice 6
PSY 1110** Elementary Statistical Reasoning 3



Total Credit Hours


This course can be completed anytime throughout the program

ENG 1510


Freshman Composition


*EDEC 1600 or PSY 2410 can fulfill the CSF 2710 requirement.

**PSY 2110 or MATH 2500 can fulfill the PSY 1110 requirement.

Non-nursing courses required towards the OU RN-BSN Program:  General Education Tier II courses in Humanities, Fine Arts, Cross cultural perspective, Junior English, College level chemistry, NUTR 1000, PSY 1010, and SOC 1000.


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Stop by the Nursing Office at OHIO Chillicothe to make sure your Associate of Science in Nursing application file is complete today for admission to be eligible for selections for spring semester start.

Helpful Links:

  • Please click (here) for ADN Application Packet in .PDF format.
  • Please click (here) for the ADN Curriculum in .PDF format.
  • Please click (here) for the School of Nursing Student Handbook in .PDF format.


Ohio University Chillicothe
School of Nursing
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