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Southern State Health Sciences Banner, Nursing

Offered on: Central Campus (Day)

Nature of Profession

The registered nurse (RN) provides patient care due to illness or desire to maintain health. The RN scope of practice is defined by the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. RNs practice nursing in a wide range of settings including hospitals, schools, work sites, and patient's homes. Multiple advanced degrees are offered at various universities.

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Transfer Partnerships

Southern State has articulation/transfer partnerships with many four-year institutions. Find the transfer partnerships for Nursing below.

Program Design

The associate nursing program at 吃瓜不打烊 located in Hillsboro, Ohio is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, . The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The program is designed to be completed in five semesters when taken on a full-time basis. Admission to the nursing courses requires written acceptance by the Nursing Department according to the admission requirements listed in the nursing information packet. Students may elect to complete some or all of the general education course requirements prior to being admitted into the nursing courses. Continuation in the nursing program requires a minimum grade of "C" in all Nursing courses and a minimum grade of "C" in all other required courses including prerequisites. Students must have the ability to fulfill the essential technical standards defined in the Technical Standards Policy.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Engage in professional nursing practice that is holistic and patient-centered while culturally appropriate to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Practice professional nursing that includes the acceptance of leadership responsibility and incorporates personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
  • Deliver nursing care utilizing documented best practices.
  • Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice.
  • Utilize patient care technology for the delivery of patient care and management of information.
  • Work collaboratively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the healthcare team utilizing effective professional communication.
  • Recognize the role of the nurse within the context of the larger health care system.

Admission Pathways

There are two separate pathways regarding the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, each with their own unique admission criteria.

Individuals interested in the Associates Degree Nursing program will follow the:

Associates Degree Nursing Information Packet

Associates Degree Nursing Application

Applicants who are current practicing LPNs follow the:

Nursing Transition Pathway Information Packet

Note: A past felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify you from completing the clinical requirements of the Nursing Program or taking the State Licensure Exam. The Ohio Board of Nursing also provides information in the "Criminal History Fact Sheet".

Nursing Military Credit Policy

Nursing Transfer Policy

2022 Fall Associate Degree Nursing Handbook

2023 Fall Associate Degree Nursing Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully these frequently asked questions will help you find the information you need! If you have additional questions, please contact Meg Storrs.

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Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum

Technology requirements for Nursing program: Desktop, laptop, or tablet running Windows 8.1 or later or Mac OSX 10.8 or later. Not all required software/online resources will work with Android or iOS. High speed internet must be accessible.

E-books will be utilized in program. Program package includes all texts (e-books) for the entire Nursing program at a reduced cost and provides updated versions as available.

STNA certification is required at the time of entry into the ADN program beginning Fall 2023. STNA certification is available now through 吃瓜不打烊. Visit STNA Registration to register.

First Semester - 15 credit hrs

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1510 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 1511 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
MATH 1135 Allied Health Mathematics 3
NRSG 1500 Nursing Concepts I: Normal Findings 6
NRSG 1200 Pathophysiology 2

Second Semester - 18 credit hrs

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1520 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 1521 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PSYC 1111 Life Span & Human Development 3
NRSG 1600 Nursing Concepts II: Wellness and Basic Chronic Conditions 6
NRSG 1300 Pharmacology 2

Third Semester - 9 credit hrs

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 2300 Microbiology 3
BIOL 2301 Microbiology Lab 1
NRSG 2300 Concepts of Maternal Care 2
NRSG 2200 LPN to RN Bridge 3

NRSG 2200 is for Nursing Transitions Pathway students only. NRSG 2200 is not required for traditional students.

Fourth Semester - 14 credit hrs

Course # Course Title Credits
NRSG 2500 Nursing Concepts III: Acute and Chronic Conditions 5
NRSG 2700 Concepts of Child Nursing Care 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
SOCI 1170 Introduction to Sociology 3

Fifth Semester - 15 credit hrs

Course # Course Title Credits
NRSG 2600 Nursing Concepts IV: Complex and Higher Acuity Conditions 4
NRSG 2400 Mental Health Nursing 2
NRSG 2800 Nursing Capstone 4
NRSG 1107 Nursing Ethics 2

Program Total: 65-68 credit hours

Other recommended courses are: CHEM 1124, COMM 1115, any course with FNAR prefix, HPER 2261, MAST 1115, MATH 1160 and PSYC 1110. If preparing for BSN completion, please contact school of choice for program requirements.

Non-nursing courses may be completed prior to entering the program, however the credit hours per semester will be less while in the program and may affect the amount of Financial Aid you receive each term.

Associate Degree Nursing Graduate Outcomes

Nursing Pinning Date/Cohort Licensure Pass Rate
(First-time test-takers for NCLEX-RN)
Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate
(All test-takers)
Completion Rate
(Number of students who complete the program in 4 semesters)
Job Placement Rate
(Percentage of graduates, six (6) to twelve (12) months after graduating)
May 2020
Central Campus
74.47% 94.11% 53.49% 88.37%
May 2021
Central Campus
84.21% 97.36% 49.35% 100%
May 2022
Central Campus
79.07% 95.23% 55.13% Collecting

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Nursing Office & Faculty

The Nursing Office is located in room 328 on Central Campus and operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Phone
  • 800.628.7722 x2640
  • Mailing
  • Nursing Office
  • 吃瓜不打烊
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133