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LPN-RN Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.)


Nursing LPN to RN


The two-year Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Ohio University-Southern enjoys an established reputation for graduating well prepared, high quality nurses.  The LPN-RN pathway is designed for LPNs who have graduated from any accredited LPN program. This approach to education will allow the LPN the ability to complete an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing.­ Stop by the nursing office at Ohio University Southern to make sure your program application file is complete!


ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. on June 1st 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.
  • Complete an application to Ohio University with pre-associate of nursing listed as your major, along with the $20 nonrefundable application fee (or complete a change of major to pre-associate nursing if already an OU student in a different program).
  • Complete a nursing application in the nursing office.
  • Submit official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all previous schools attended, including college, vocational/technical programs, and high school/GED.­ Student must be a graduate of high school (or hold certificate of high school equivalency - GED) and an accredited LPN Program.
  • If you are a graduating high school senior, you will be required to have an ACT score of 23.
  • Submit to the nursing office a statement of educational and career goals essay (typed; no more than 1 page).­ This is your opportunity to tell the selection committee why you should be chosen for the Nursing Program.
  • An established minimum college grade point average of 2.75. (If you are a graduating high school senior, you will need to have a high school GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.)
  • The applicant must have completed courses in algebra, biology & chemistry at the high school or college level with a minimum grade of C in each course before the deadline.
  • COMPASS Placement test is required for all new students.­ Please contact 740.533.4596 to schedule an appointment.For nursing, you need to achieve an 80 or higher in reading, place in English 1510 in the writing portion and achieve a score of Tier I on the Math portion.
  • You will also have to take the HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam. You must achieve a score of at least a 75% in English, a 75% in Math and an overall composite of 75%. You can schedule this exam in the Student Success Center by calling 740-533-4596. Test codes and study guides for this test are available for purchase in the bookstore.
  • Applicants are required to pass FBI & BCI fingerprint report (criminal back ground check) which will be completed after you have been selected into the program.
  • Applicant must have current LPN licensure in any state.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 support courses completed with a C or better prior to the deadline.­ Any support courses completed with a C- or below will exclude the applicant from selections. (All courses listed must be completed by the end of the program to graduate)
Please Note:­ Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is by a selective process.­ Admission to Ohio University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.­ Students are responsible for submitting all required information by the deadline and incomplete files will not be reviewed.
The Nursing Education and Retraining for Success Scholarship (NEARS)
The NEARS Scholarship provides tuition funding and additional support to help students pursue education that will advance their nursing career. NEARS is for Appalachian residents who have some post-secondary education that helps them to enter a defined nursing career pathway through one of the eligible programs. NEARS was created for those who are pursuing a nursing career or upgrading credentials in the career pathway, by helping those who have been unemployed, underemployed or unable to find employment as an LPN or RN advance their education. Veterans and their eligible spouses will be given full consideration. For more information, visit the NEARS site go to
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 for two additional years of more advanced education. The bachelor of science in nursing RN to BSN Program is offered online through the Athens Campus School of Nursing.

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 has provisional status with:
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Program List (PDF)
For more information contact:
Chelsea Harris, B.S.H.
Nursing Academic Advisor
School of Nursing
Beth Delaney, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Associate Director of Nursing
Center for Nursing Education

Required Support Courses:
MATH 1200: College Algebra (4 hrs) OR
PSY 1110: Elementary Statistical Reasoning (3 hrs)
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs) [prerequisite is C or better is MATH D004 or MATH D005 or MATH placement Level 1 or higher]
BIOS 1300: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs)
BIOS 1310: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs) OR BIOS 2210 Microbes and Humans (3 hrs) and BIOS 2215 (Lab) (1 hr)
PSY 2410: Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs) or
EDEC 1600:  Intro to Child Development (3 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
Elective (3 hrs)*peg
*Recommended Electives:
NUTR 1000: Introduction to Nutrition (3 hrs)
SOC 1000: Introduction of Sociology (3 hrs)
HLTH 2300: Medical Terminology (3 hrs)
Tier II Humanities and Literature (2HL)
Tier II Fine Arts (2FA)
Tier II Cross: Cultural Perspectives (2CP).


Semester Plan
Fall Semester 1
NURS 2030: LPN to RN Transition (4 hrs)
NURS 2040: LPN to RN Bridge (2 hrs)
Total Credit Hours: 6

Spring Semester 2
NURS 2110: Adult Health II (7 hrs)
NURS 2120: Maternal & Newborn Nursing (3 hrs)
NURS 2130: Child & Adolescent Nursing (3 hrs)
Total Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester 3
NURS 2210: Adult Health III (5 hrs)
NURS 2220: Integrated Nursing Practice (7 hrs)
Total Credit Hours: 12