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The ADN program at Ohio University is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326
P.  (404) 975-5000  F.  (404) 975-5020 
2014  |  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

The ADN program at Ohio University is approved by:

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Registered Nursing Education Programs



The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Ohio University-Chillicothe enjoys an established reputation for graduating well prepared, high quality nurses. The Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Ohio Board of Regents, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.                 See Brochure

Upon completion of the associate degree, the graduate is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the associate degree program may choose to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN to BSN) Program is offered online through the Athens Campus School of Nursing.


ALL of the following requirements must be satisfied and in the Nursing Office before 5:00 p.m. July 1st of the year in which you want your file to be reviewed (considered) by the selection committee. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that his/her file is complete.

1. Complete an application to Ohio University with Pre-Associate of Nursing listed as your major, along with the $20 nonrefundable application fee (or complete a change of major to Pre-Associate Nursing if already an OU student in a different program).

2. Complete a Nursing application (available here) or from the Nursing Office.

3. Submit official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all previous schools attended, including College, Vocational/Technical Programs, and High School/GED.  Student must be a graduate of high school or hold certificate of high school equivalency (GED).

4. Submit official ACT scores. A minimum score of 23 is required for students wishing to enter the nursing program straight out of high school.  Students who have been out of high school for more than a full calendar year are exempt from taking the ACT or SAT.

5. Submit to the nursing office a statement of educational and career goals essay (typed; no more than 1 page).  This is your opportunity to tell the selection committee why you should be chosen for the nursing program.

6. An established minimum college grade point average of 2.75 (or a high school gpa of 3.0 on a 4 point scale for students wishing to enter the program straight from high school).

7. The applicant must have completed courses in algebra, biology & chemistry at the high school or college level with a minimum grade of C in each course before the deadline.

8. COMPASS Placement test is required for all new students.  Please contact your campus student services office to schedule an appointment. (Transfer students entering with a Math and English equivalency do not need to take the COMPASS Placement test.)

9. Admission Assessment Exam (A2): must be taken before the deadline, receiving a score of a 75% or better cumulatively and a 75% or better on the English Language Comp and Math sections. You are required to take the science portion of this exam! Information regarding this exam is provided by the School of Nursing office

Please Note: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is by a selective process.  Admission to Ohio University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.  The selection process for the nursing program at the Zanesville, Chillicothe and Southern campuses are separate.  Therefore, admission into the Chillicothe Associate Degree Nursing Program does not guarantee admission into the Zanesville or Chillicothe programs or vice versa. 

Students are responsible for submitting all required information by the deadline and incomplete files will not be reviewed during selections.


We encourage you to begin taking the nursing support courses at Ohio University as soon as possible. All courses taken in the nursing curriculum must be completed with a grade of 'C' or above in order to have your file reviewed for selections and to remain in the program once selected. Support courses must be taken before or during the semester in which they fall in the curriculum map shown below.


Tuition costs are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Ohio University. Please refer to a schedule of classes for further tuition information or to the Ohio University Chillicothe website located at www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu.

  Tuition - click for details.

  Books and supplies : Books are purchased for each semester, with you first semester being the largest expense of approximately $900.00.

  Criminal background checks (BCI&I and FBI) - $60.00 to start the program and $60.00 prior to graduation for the Ohio Board of Nursing.

  Course Fees : Approximately $400.00 per Semester

  Lab Kit : approximately $50.00

  Uniforms : Average- $150 (one time cost).

  Course Fees (Lab Fees and Achievement Tests) - $180 per clinical course.

  Liability Insurance - $36 per year.

  Graduation - The second year of the program, expenses for graduation, licensure, NCLEX-RN exam, pinning, etc. will occur. You will need to plan ahead for these expenses. Expenses at this time can reach around $600.

1. Physical Examination
2. Immunizations
3. Laboratory Tests


Complete information regarding financial aid is available through the Student Services office at Ohio University-Chillicothe.  Various types of financial aid are available; some may be specific for students enrolled in nursing programs. The financial aid office phone number is 740-774-7228 or toll free 1-800-462-6824.


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All applicants (including LPNs) must meet the same admission requirements, as found in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.


Semester Admission: July 1 st  Deadline

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can receive credit for the first three quarters of nursing by successfully graduating from an approved school of practical nursing and meeting licensure requirements. In addition, the LPN must successfully complete with a grade of C or better a five credit hour transition course and three credit hour bridge course designed to prepare the LPN to enter the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. These courses must be completed no sooner than one year prior to admission to the second year of the nursing program. Also, in order to begin the second year nursing classes, the LPN must complete the following support courses; Bios 1300, Bios 1310, Chem 1210 and Psy 1010 or transfer acceptable credit to Ohio University.

Advanced placement LPNs also have the option of receiving credit for Maternity, Newborn, Womens Health Alterations (Nurs 2200) and Child and Adolescent Health Alterations (Nurs 2400) by successfully completing the following exam offered by Excelsior College Examinations.

Optional Exam:

Advanced Placement LPNs also have the option of receiving credit for (Nurs 2120) Maternal-Newborn Nursing and (Nurs 2130) Child-Adolescent Nursing by successfully completing the following exam offered by Excelsior College Examinations. Maternal & Child Nursing (#453) (Receive credit for Nurs 2210 & Nurs 2220).

More About the Excelsior Examinations. . .

The examinations are computer-driven and are administered at the Prometric Testing Centers (formerly Sylvan Technology Centers). These exams are designed to be as user-friendly as possible and require little or no previous computer experience. On-screen directions are available.

The exams are available up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week (including Saturday). Approximately 2 weeks after applying to take the tests, you will be sent an authorization to test letter. You will generally have 90 days during which you may take the test.

More information and study guides are available online: www.excelsior.edu.

Semester Curriculum for LPN Advanced Placement

Psy   1010
Bios 1300
Bios 1310
Chem 1210
English 1510

Courses must be completed for Review

Introduction to Psychology
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Elementary Chemistry
Freshman English





Nurs 2030
Nurs 2040


Bridge Course

Total Credit Hours







Nurs 2110
Nurs 2120
Nurs 2130
Psy 2410 or
Edec 1600
Bios 2010/2210

Semester 3

Adult Health II
Maternal-Newborn (7 weeks)
Child & Adolescent (7 weeks)
Child Psychology or
Introduction to Child Development
Microbiology/Microbes and Humans

Total Credit Hours








Nurs 2210
Nurs 2220

Math 1200 or
Psy 1110

Semester 4

Adult Health III
Integrated Nursing Practice

Total Credit Hours

Math 1200 or Psy 1110 (Statistics)
(Tier I math if needed)

Total Credit Hours




4 / 3

73 / 72


Recommended Electives:PSY 1110 (Statistics), NUTR 1000 (Nutrition), SOC 1000 (Sociology), HLTH 2300 (Medical Terminology), Tier II Humanities (2HL), Tier II Fine Arts (2FA) or Tier II Cross-Cultural Perspectives (2CP).

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