This Associate of Science in Nursing degree program is approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to begin a professional nursing career. Students are provided a foundation of general education, including courses in the natural sciences, the social sciences, mathematics, and humanities, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to work in a healthcare environment. Theoretical and practical instruction is complemented with clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in order to provide a broad, holistic, and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. Students will participate in planned clinical and laboratory experiences that will complement classroom learning and will stress health promotion as well as disease processes. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to function as a beginning-level staff nurse in a variety of healthcare facilities to include hospitals, long-term care agencies, physician’s offices, clinics, outpatient surgical facilities and other community organizations and to work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Provide accurate patient assessments and appropriate healthcare interventions as a member of a treatment team.
- Function as a safe practitioner, using critical thinking and communication skills to act as a patient advocate and educator.
- Understand and utilize nursing-related medical and technological equipment.
- Exhibit leadership qualities in diverse healthcare settings.
- Demonstrate a full understanding and practice of accepted ethical and legal standards.
- Understand the unique needs of diverse populations in regard to socioeconomic, cultural, and lifespan issues while promoting health and wellness in order to facilitate positive growth and development.
Special Admissions Requirements
Please refer to the “Undergraduate Nursing Admission Requirements ” policy in the Admissions Information section of this catalog for nursing program admission requirements.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, registered nurse.
A minimum of 73.00 credit hours is required for graduation.