Ohio University

Associate of Nursing

Associate in Nursing


Admission Information

Individuals interested in the Associate Degree Nursing Program must first gain admission to Ohio University.  The nursing program is a select program with specific selection criteria.  Applicants must complete a review card designating the entry term they want their file reviewed for admission.  Applicants will only be considered if ALLselection criteria is met.  The Zanesville Campus admits students to this nursing program spring semester.  


Admission to Ohio University Zanesville

1.      Complete the application form (available in hard copy & online) $20.00 fee.

2.      Submit official high school transcript (must be mailed) or copy of GED scores. 

3.      Submit official transcripts for all previous college courses (must be mailed).

4.      High school students must submit ACT College Entrance Examination.  Those who have been out of high school for more than a full calendar year are exempt.

5.      Math and English placement is based on ACT scores. If no ACT was taken, placement exams will be required.  To schedule the exam on the Zanesville campus, call the Student Success Center at (740) 588-1510.  


Selection Criteria of Associate Degree Nursing Program

1.      Applicants must be placed into Level 1 Math based on their ACT scores.  If there are not ACT scores or if they are not placed in Level 1 Math, a University Placement exam may be taken.  Students are expected to test at Level 1 Math.  If a student does not score at the expected level, they will need to complete additional course work to be eligible. To schedule the exam on the Zanesville campus call Student Success Center at (740) 588-1510.

2.      The applicant must be a high school graduate or hold a certificate of High School Equivalency (GED).  A high school graduate must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.

3.      The applicant is a transfer or current OU student, they must have an established college grade point (GPA) average of 2.75 or better out of 4.0 scale.  If the student has other college work, a combined GPA will be calculated.

4.      The applicant must have completed courses in algebra, biology, and chemistry with a grade of “C” or better at the high school level or college level.

5.      The applicant must submit a “Statement of Education and Career Goals”.  The statement should be no     

  more than one page typed or no more than 500 words.

6.      Return postcard indicating requested review semester.

7.      Complete a nursing admission’s exam at the applicant’s expense.


Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is by a completive and selective process.  Admission to Ohio University and meeting the above selection criteria does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.  In addition to the requirements listed on the Admission page, applicants to the nursing program must also complete the admission requirements to the nursing program.


Application deadline:  The deadline for admission to be eligible for selection is listed below.


Spring Semester Admission                                           October 1            


Advance Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

For Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) students there is an Advance Placement option.  Please contact the nursing office at (740) 588-1515 for more information.  









Semester 1

NURS 1110

NURS 1130

BIOS 1300

CHEM 1210

Nursing Found.& Assessment


Anatomy & Physiology

Chemistry (MATH D004/5 or PL 1 math prerequisite)

Total Credit Hours






Semester 2

NURS 1210

NURS 1220

BIOS 1310

PSY 1010

Adult Health I

Mental Health Nursing

Anatomy & Physiology

Introduction to Psychology

Total Credit Hours

7                         3





These courses can be completed anytime throughout the program

ENG 1510

Tier 1 Math


Freshman Composition

Math 1200 (College Algebra) or PSY 1110 (Statistics)




Semester 3

NURS 2110

NURS 2120

NURS 2130

BIOS 2010

Growth and Development 


Adult Health II

Maternal-Newborn (7 weeks)

Child & Adolescent (7 weeks)


PSY 2410 (Child Psychology) or EDEC 1600(Introduction to Child Development)

Total Credit Hours

7                       3






Semester 4

NURS 2210

NURS 2220


Adult Health III:  ADN

Integrated NSG Practice

Total Credit Hours

5                        7                     



Non-nursing courses required towards the OU RN-BSN Program: General Education Tier II courses in Humanities, Fine Arts, Cross cultural perspective, and Junior English (required for any bachelor’s degree); NUTR 1000, SOC 1000, PSY 1110 (required for RN to BSN program).





OBN accreditationThe ADN program at Ohio University is accredited 


Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 660

Columbus, OH 43215-3947




The ADN program at Ohio University is accredited byhttp://www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu/pages/academics/programs/Nursing/images/ACEN.jpg:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 

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