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The nursing program in the Division of Health Sciences is designed for qualified men and women interested in providing patient care as members of the health team. The curriculum is a blend of general education, nursing courses and applied education courses. Such a background provides the graduate with the skills necessary to deal effectively with patients and their families. The program focuses on the characteristics of the individual, nursing process, and five major concepts for the Associate Degree Nurse. Various community health care settings are utilized for students to apply the nursing process in identifying and meeting needs of individuals. A nursing laboratory containing equipment for practicing skills provides the setting for independent study as well as instructorsupervised study. Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science and are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses in the State of Ohio.

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LPN to ADN Transition Program

A special program has been developed for those LPNs who might choose to extend their course of study and apply for admission with advanced standing. LPNs who meet the general college admission requirements may enroll in General Studies and applied education courses. An applicant must be a graduate of a state-approved school of practical nursing, demonstrate proof of a current unrestricted Ohio license, and meet the same admission as other Registered Nursing students. Students will be admitted into the transitional coursework based upon space availability. The applied education and nursing clinical courses must be completed within five (5) calendar years.

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