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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Associate in Nursing Major (A.A.S.)

Major code AA2342

College of Health Sciences and Professions
School of Nursing
Grover Center E317
Phone: 740.593.4494
Phone: 800.560.0144
Fax: 740.593.0286

For more information, contact your campus student services office.

Program Overview

The two-year associates degree program in nursing combines coursework and clinical experience for preparation for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) once an associate in applied science degree is earned. Students may qualify for admission to the bachelor's degree program in nursing with an additional two years of study.

Graduates work in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, home health agencies as well as clinics, doctor's offices, and hospitals once licensed.

Ohio University also has registered nurse programs and advanced placement opportunities for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).


The associate degree program at Ohio University is accredited by:             
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
        Atlanta, GA 30326   www.acenursing.org

The associate degree program at Ohio University is accredited by:
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
         Columbus, OH 43215
         (614) 466-3915      www.nursing.ohio.gov/Education.htm


Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students must meet University admission requirements and admission to associate degree nursing program. Admission to the associate degree nursing program is selective.

Change of Program Policy

Selective admission requirements must be met for admission to associate degree nursing program.

External Transfer Admission

Requirements for University admission must be met. Transfer students are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program has provisional status with the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). For questions about ACEN, contact 404.975.5000. After graduation, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nursing licensure.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the nursing major, students will:

  • Apply knowledge and evidence based practice to provide a safe and effective care environment for their patients. 
  • Demonstrate autonomy in assessing and analyzing physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural patient data for a variety of patient populations across the lifespan.
  • Utilize the nursing process while providing care for a variety of patient populations across the lifespan.
  • Employ effective communication skills when interacting with patients, families, members of the community, and members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Execute nursing care in a professional manner adhering to ethical and legal frameworks.