Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Nursing Major (A.A.S.)

Major code AA2343*

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
School of Nursing  
Grover Center E317
Phone: 740.593.4494
Phone: 800.560.0144
Fax: 740.593.0286

For more information, contact your preferred Ohio University School of Nursing program site:
Ph: 740.774.7282
Email: Chillicothe-Nursing@ohio.edu

Ph: 740.533.4633

Ph: 740.588.1514

Program Overview

Ohio University offers an accredited, two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing, which combines coursework and clinical experiences in contemporary healthcare environments. Following successful completion of the A.A.S. degree in Nursing, the student is eligible to submit an application to the board of nursing and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses (RN). Students in the Ohio University A.A.S. in Nursing program may dually enroll in the Ohio University online RN-to-BSN program with permission. 

Ohio University also offers an LPN to RN track for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) desiring to obtain an A.A.S. in Nursing. Upon completion of the A.A.S., students are eligible to submit an application to a board of nursing and schedule to take the NCLEX for Registered Nurses (RN).

Graduates with an A.A.S. 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 A.A.S. program and the LPN-to-RN track are offered at Chillicothe, Southern, and Zanesville. Please contact your campus office if you have questions (please see contact information above).

*This program was previously AA2342 which awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree. Pending Board of Trustees approval (anticipated June 2024), the new program code will be AA2343 and will award the Associate of Applied Science effective the 2024-25 catalog year.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to apply knowledge and evidence-based practice to provide a safe and effective care environment for their patients.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate autonomy in assessing and analyzing physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural patient data for a variety of patient populations across the lifespan.
  • Students will be able to utilize the nursing process while providing care for a variety of patient populations across the lifespan.
  • Students will be able to employ effective communication skills when interacting with patients, families, members of the community, and members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Students will be able to execute nursing care in a professional manner, adhering to ethical and legal frameworks.

Admissions Information

First-Year Admission

Students must meet University admission requirements to apply to the associate degree nursing program. Admission to the associate degree nursing program is selective.

Change of Program Policy

Admission to the A.A.S. degree program is selective.

External Transfer Admission

Requirements for University admission must be met. Transfer students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates are eligible to sit for the registered nursing license exam (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed RNs. Upon successful passing of the NCLEX-RN, graduates can be employed in a variety of settings to provide care for individuals, families, and populations within complex healthcare systems.


Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate of Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA in both the major area of study and all course work attempted at Ohio University. A maximum of 15 credits earned through prior learning assessment may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  section. You also must meet Ohio University BRICKS  requirements for associate degrees. 

To earn a technical associate degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hour Requirements

The associate in nursing major requires a minimum of 66.5 credit hours.

A.A.S. Nursing Major Courses

Complete the following courses with a grade of B- or better:

Support Courses

Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:

Complete one of the following:

Complete one of the following options