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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Nursing Major (A.A.S.)

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Major code AA2342

Ohio University–Zanesville, Ohio University–Chillicothe, and Ohio University–Southern offer a two-year nursing program. Upon completing the program, you receive an Associate in Applied Science with a major in nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; telephone 800.669.1656 ext. 153. All nursing courses (NURS) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

To apply, you must be a high school graduate or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED). A high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or established college GPA of 2.75 or better is expected. To be reviewed by the selection committee, you must have completed courses in biology, algebra, and chemistry at the high school or college level with a grade of C or better in each course. All students are required to take the ACT COMPASS examination before admission to the nursing program. “Scores” of Tier I Quantitative, English 151, and reading level of at least 80 are expected. The ACT COMPASS examination is administered on all campuses.

Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Technical Requirements: 62 hours

The sequence of the first-year support courses may not be altered; second-year support course sequence may be altered with permission. A curriculum sheet with the actual sequencing outline can be obtained from the Associate’s Degree Nursing Office.

All NURS courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

General Requirements: 40 hours

Complete the following courses, as well as three elective hours (Fine Arts and Humanities are suggested):

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 102

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