Traditional 4-year Pre-licensure Program

*This program has an addendum to the Nursing Admissions Testing Requirement:

ACT composite of 20 or a combined SAT score of 1040 (CR/M).


Admission Requirements:

The Traditional Four-Year program is designed for the student who has completed high school level education. Students in this program complete Ashland University core coursework in the first two academic years and begin clinical nursing coursework in their junior year.

Students who meet the criteria below will be directly admitted to AU and the CONHS for their freshman year.

Academic Requirements:

  1. Graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent

  2. Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or GED with achievement at a minimum of the 55th percentile in each of the sub core areas)

  3. ACT composite of 20 or a combined SAT score of 950 (CR/M) *See Addendum

Other Requirements:

  1. Pass a criminal background check and ten-panel drug screen. (done prior to entering clinical coursework)

  2. Meet the health status criteria for mental and physical health.

  3. Documentation of ability to perform the essential functions for clinical course work

  4. Complete record of required immunizations

Students who do not meet the nursing criteria, but meet the requirements for admission to AU will be admitted to AU. They will be in a pre-nursing list for CONHS and evaluated at the end of the year for potential admission into the nursing program. To be considered, students must have achieved a 2.5 GPA in non-nursing required course work (10 credit hours).

Pre-nursing students will be encouraged to begin taking science and other courses that will apply toward their nursing degree. They should also begin taking courses that will satisfy their AU institutional degree requirements. These students should meet with Academic Advising to discuss their coursework plan while they are pre-nursing students.

Students enrolled in the traditional program must successfully complete all core courses prior to their last semester in the nursing program.


Clinical Locations

Clinical experiences prepare students for nursing practice in diverse settings. Clinical experiences occur in acute care facilities, community agencies, and long-term care agencies throughout Ohio. Students participating in clinical experiences are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the clinical site.


Degree Requirements:

To earn a BSN degree from Ashland University, 64 hours of nursing credit hours must be earned through Ashland University, or approved in transfer by the Nursing department.


Traditional 4-year Program Required Nursing Courses:

Course Number and Title

Hrs.

Prerequisites

NUR 105 Nsg. Concepts & Values

1

Admission

NUR 225 Patho/Pharm. I

3

BIO 223, CHEM 253

NUR 226 Patho/Pharm II

3

NUR 225

NUR 301 Health Assessment

3

BIO 223, CHEM 253

NUR 304 Health Found. I

3

NUR 105, 225, 301 (or concurrent)

NUR 306 Health Found II

5

NUR 226 (or concurrent), NUR 301 NUR 304

NUR 310 Psychiatric/Mental Health

4

DIET 320, NUR 226, 306

NUR 311 Adult Health Concepts: Regulation & Transport

5

DIET 320, NUR 226, 306

NUR 312 Adult Health Concepts: Prot., Sensation & Mobility

5

DIET 320, NUR 226, 306

NUR 336 Genetics in Nursing and Health Care

3

Admission

NUR 410 Complex Health Alt.

5

NUR 311, 312

NUR 420 Community/Global Health

4

NUR 310, 410, 438, 440, 460

NUR 425 Trends and Issues in Global Health

3

NUR 310, 410, 438, 440, 460

NUR 428 Leadership, Mgt. of Health Organizations

3

NUR 310, 410, 438, 440, 460

NUR 430 Advanced Simulation

1

NUR 310, 410, 438, 440, 460

NUR 435 Capstone Preceptorship

2

NUR 310, 410, 438, 440, 460

NUR 438 Maternal/Newborn Health

4

NUR 311, 312

NUR 440 Pediatric Health

4

NUR 311, 312

NUR 460 Theoretical Foundations in Health Research

3

MATH 108, NUR 311, 312

Total Hours

64 hrs.

 

Required Non-Nursing Courses:

 

 

BIO 222 Health Sciences Anat. & Phys. I

4

Enrollment in nursing, athletic training, dietetics, or psychology major

BIO 223 Health Sciences Anat. & Phys. II

4

BIO 222

BIO 240 Microbiology

4

Nursing Major

CHEM 251 Molecular Arch.

3

None

CHEM 253 Chem. Perspectives

4

None

MATH 108 Introductory Statistics

3

MATH 100 or ACT 18 or SAT 480

PSYC 209 Dev. Psychology

3

None

DIET 320 Human Nutrition

3

CHEM 103 or CHEM 251 or 253

PHIL 215 Ethics

3

None

Plus remaining Institutional Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

*CONHS program student handbooks with additional policies pertaining to the program may be accessed as a Catalog addendum.


Course and Descriptions

See BIO Courses

See CHEM Courses

See DIET Courses

See MATH Courses

See NUR Courses

See PHIL Courses

See PSYC Courses