Accelerated Pre-licensure Program


Admission Requirements:

The Accelerated program is designed for students who have already earned a college degree and who have life experiences in a field other than nursing. Students in the Accelerated program are recognized as having completed core education requirements in their past degree. Unlike the Traditional Four-year program, students in this program complete coursework at an accelerated rate, completing the BSN in 15 months.

Admission to the accelerated program is extremely competitive as spaces are limited. Prospective students are highly encouraged to begin the application process early. Application review will occur as the application is completed and required documents are received.

The requirements of admission have been established to ensure that prospective students have a strong science background necessary to be successful in the program and in the profession of nursing.

Requirements:

  1. Earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning course work.

  2. At least a 2.9 on a 4.0 scale cumulative grade point average in college coursework.

  3. Science prerequisite coursework cumulative grade point average must be a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.

  4. Completion of the following prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of "C" in order for that credit to count as meeting the prerequisite requirement. Science prerequisite coursework must have been completed within 10 years prior to the program start date.

The following courses must be completed before the program start date. Students may be admitted provisionally for one eight-week term, however students are blocked from registering for additional terms until their official transcripts are received. Students who fail to submit the necessary transcript(s) will be dismissed from the university until official transcripts showing completion of requirements are submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students who are dismissed from the university must follow the readmission process to be admitted back into the program.

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Microbiology – must include a laboratory

  • Nutrition

  • Chemistry:  two courses, both with laboratory components (6-8 total credit hours); content appropriate for pre-nursing should include coverage of topics from general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry (e.g. similar to AU CHEM 251 and CHEM 253).  Other science coursework that covers significant chemistry topics will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II must include a laboratory

  • Statistics (does not have to be equivalent to Ashland University’s Statistics course)

Admission Process:

  1. Submission of application.

  2. Meet all essential functions of clinical coursework listed in the Nursing Program Student Handbook.

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

  4. Upon  admission/acceptance and prior to clinical experience at the time designated by the program coordinator the student must complete a federal and Ohio state criminal background check and a drug screening test.  Results must be within two semesters prior to their start date. The results of these tests will determine final acceptance of the student.

  5. Applicants who request transfer credit from a prior nursing program must be in good academic standing as evidenced by a letter from the dean of that prior nursing program. Applicants who request transfer credit for prior nursing coursework must follow the process for Credit for Transfer Nursing Coursework.


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 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.


Accelerated 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.

 

Course and Descriptions

See NUR Courses

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