Ohio University

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 contact Resource Commons to schedule an appointment, 740-533-4596. 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 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% You can schedule this exam in the Resource Commons by calling 740-533-4596. Test codes and study guide are to be purchased in the bookstore.
  • 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:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
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



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

Required Support Courses:

CFS 2710

BIOS 1300: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs)
BIOS 1310: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs)
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs) OR BIOS 2210 Microbes and Humans (3 hrs) and BIOS 2215 (Lab) (1 hr)
PSY 1010: Intro to Psychology (3 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
* Recommended Electives:
NUTR 1000: Introduction to Nutrition (3 hrs)
SOC 1000: Introduction to 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:
Semester 1
NURS 1110: Nursing Foundations and Assesment (7 hrs)
NURS 1130: Pharmacology (3 hrs)
BIOS 1300: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs)
Total Credits: 18 hrs
Optional Summer Semester:
ENG 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
PSY 1110: Elementary Statistical Reasoning (Tier 1 Math if needed) (3 hrs)
Elective (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 9 hrs
Semester 2
NURS 1210: Adult Health I (7 hrs)
NURS 1220: Mental Health (3 hrs)
BIOS 1310: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs)
Total Credits: 17 hrs
Semester 3
NURS 2110: Adult Health II (7 hrs)
NURS 2120: Maternal and Newborn Nursing (3 hrs)
NURS 2130: Child and Adolescent Nursing (3 hrs)
BIOS 2010: Elementary Microbiology (3 hrs)
OR BIOS 2210 & BIOS 2215: Microbes & Humans/Lab (4 hrs)
CFS 2710 (3 Hours)
Total Credits: 19/20 hrs
Semester 4
NURS 2210: Adult Health III (5 hrs)
NURS 2220: Integrated Nursing Practice (7 hrs)
Total Credits: 12 hrs