Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.
For more information, contact your campus student services office.
The two-year associates degree program in nursing combines coursework and clinical experience in contemporary health care environments. Following successful completion of the associate of applied science degree, the student will be eligible to submit an application to the applicable board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) for licensure/registration to enter practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Students in the second year of the associate degree in nursing program may be eligible for dual enrollment in the RN to BSN program.
Ohio University also offers an LPN to RN tract for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) desiring to obtain an associate degree in nursing and become eligible to submit an application to the applicable board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) for licensure/registration to enter practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Graduates with an associate degree in nursing work in a variety of settings. Some of these include hospital-based medical centers, clinics, long-term nursing facilities, and private practice.
The associate degree program at Ohio University is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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The pre-licensure ADN programs at Ohio University are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
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 full approval 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.