Major code AA2342
College of Health Sciences and Professions
School of Nursing
Grover Center E317
For more information, contact your campus student services office.
The two-year associates degree program in nursing combines coursework and clinical experience for preparation for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) once an associate in applied science degree is earned. Students may qualify for admission to the bachelor’s degree program in nursing with an additional two years of study.
Graduates work in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, home health agencies as well as clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals once licensed.
Ohio University also has registered nurse programs and advanced placement opportunities for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
The associate degree program at Ohio University is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 www.acenursing.org
The associate degree program at Ohio University has provisional status with:
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3915 www.nursing.ohio.gov/Education.htm
Students must meet University admission requirements and admission to associate degree nursing program. Admission to the associate degree nursing program is selective.
Change of Program Policy
Selective admission requirements must be met for admission to associate degree nursing program.
External Transfer Admission
Requirements for University admission must be met. Transfer students are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The program has provisional status with the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). For questions about ACEN, contact 404.975.5000. After graduation, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nursing licensure.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the nursing major, students will:
- Apply knowledge and evidence based practice to provide a safe and effective care environment for their patients.
- Demonstrate autonomy in assessing and analyzing physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural patient data for a variety of patient populations across the lifespan.
- Utilize the nursing process while providing care for a variety of patient populations across the lifespan.
- Employ effective communication skills when interacting with patients, families, members of the community, and members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Execute nursing care in a professional manner adhering to ethical and legal frameworks.