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

Associate Nursing

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing 
 

The two-year Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program at Ohio University- Southern enjoys an established reputation for graduating well prepared, high-quality nurses.
 
Application Process
ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. October 1st OR 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).
  • Submit official ACT scores. A minimum score of 23 is required for students wishing to enter the nursing program straight out of high school.
  • 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 (or a high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for students wishing to enter the program straight from high school).
  • 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.
  • ACCUPLACER placement test is required for all new students.Please schedule an appointment for your placement exam through RegisterBlast. For nursing, you need to achieve an 80 of higher in Reading, place in English 1510 in the writing portion and achieve a score of Tier I or higher on the Math portion. Transfer students do not have to take the ACCUPLACER exam if they have a course in English or Math that transfers from a previous college. This includes developmental course, ENG D150 and MATH D005. This includes developmental course, ENG 1510 and MATH 1200 or higher.
  • HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam: You must achieve a score of at least a 75% on English, a 75% in Math and an overall composite of 75% Please schedule an appointment for your HESI exam through RegisterBlast.
  • Applicants will be required to have a completed FBI & BCI fingerprint report (criminal background check) which will be completed after you have been selected into the program.
Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, 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 Degree (RN to BSN) Program is offered online through the Athens Campus School of Nursing.
 
This program is accredited by:
 
ACEN

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
404-975-5000
 
 
The ADN program at Ohio University has full approval status with:
Ohio Board of Nursing
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3947

www.nursing.ohio.gov/

 

For more information:
 
Chelsea Harris, B.S.H.
Nursing Academic Advisor
School of Nursing
740.533.4635
 
Mashawna Hamilton, MSN, RN
Associate Director of Nursing
Center for Nursing Education
740.533.4587
hamiltom@ohio.edu
 

 
 

Credit and Clock Hours Distribution
Ohio University School of Nursing
Associate Degree Program
Curriculum Plan

Course Name

Course #

Total Credit Hours

Theory Credit Hours

(Clock Hours)

Lab

Credit Hours

(Clock Hours )

Clinical Credit Hours

(Clock Hours )

Total Course Clock Hours

SEMESTER 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations of

Nursing Practice

NURS

1111

4.5

3.75

(52.5)

0.25

(10.5)

0.5

(21)

84

Health Assessment Across the

Lifespan

NURS 1112

2.5

2

(28)

0.5

(21)

0

49

Pharmacology I

NURS

1131

2

1.5

(21)

0.5

(21)

0

42

Principles of Human Anatomy

and Physiology I

BIOS 1300

4

(Lecture & Lab)

 

 

 

 

Individuals and Families over the

Lifespan*

CFS 2710

3

 

 

 

 

Total Credit

Hours: 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Surgical

Nursing I

NURS

1211

7

5

(70)

0.66

(28)

1.34

(56)

154

Mental

Health Nursing

NURS

1221

4

3.5

(49)

0.07

(3)

0.43

(18)

70

Pharmacology II

NURS

1231

2

2

(28)

0

0

28

Principles of

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOS 1310

4

(Lecture & Lab)

 

 

 

 

Total Credit

Hours: 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Name

Course #

Total Credit Hours

Theory Credit Hours (Clock Hours)

Lab

Credit Hours (Clock Hours )

Clinical Credit Hours

(Clock Hours )

Total Clock Hours

SEMESTER 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Surgical Nursing II

NURS 2111

7

5

(70)

0.66

(28)

1.34

(56)

154

Maternal- Newborn Nursing

NURS 2121

3

2.25

(31.5)

0.25

(10.5)

0.5

(21)

63

Pediatric Nursing

NURS 2131

3

2.25

(31.5)

0.25

(10.5)

0.5

(21)

63

Elementary Microbiology OR Microbes and

Humans

BIOS 2010 OR BIOS

2210

3

 

 

 

 

Total Credit

Hours: 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Surgical Nursing III

NURS 2211

5.5

4

(56)

0.5

(21)

1

(42)

119

Integrated Nursing

Practice

NURS

2221

6

3

(42)

0.14

(6)

2.86

(120)

168

Elementary Statistical

Reasoning**

PSY 1110

3

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours: 14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing and Rhetoric I

(Can be taken anytime throughout the

program)

ENG 1510

3

 

 

 

 

Total Nursing Course Hours:

 

66.5

credit hours

479.5

Nursing theory clock hours

159.5

laboratory clock hours

355

clinical clock hours

994

Total Program Nursing Clock Hours

*EDEC 1600 or PSY 2410 can fulfill the CSF 2710 requirement.
**PSY 2110 or MATH 2500 can fulfill the PSY 1110 requirement.