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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

About the Program
The ADN program has three major categories of required courses:

  1. Prerequisites
  2. General education requirements
  3. Nursing courses

Prerequisite courses include chemistry, biology and algebra at the high school or college level with a grade of “C” or better. Students are required to take the ACT compass placement test in the areas of Math, English and Reading. Students must test at the college level or take the required courses. Courses taken at other colleges will be evaluated for transfer credit. If the content is equivalent to the relevant Ohio University course and the earned grade is at least a “C” it may be transferred. Decisions about transfer credit will be made on a case-by-case basis. Students must have a minimum college GPA of 2.75 or better. All transfer GPA’s will be combined for review by the selection committee.

Admission to the ADN program is competitive. Scores on the required standardized test, grades in prerequisite courses, grade point average (GPA), and the individual’s statement of goals are used in making admission decisions. Admission to Ohio University does not guarantee admission to the ADN Program.


The ADN program at Ohio University is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


The ADN program at Ohio University is approved by:
Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215