ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM, AAS - ohio

Upon successful completion of five (5) quarters (55 weeks) of the Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum, and meeting all graduation requirements, the graduate will be awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing and awarded the credentials of AAS, Associate of Applied Science. The graduate will be certified to the Ohio Board of Nursing, which will determine the graduate’s eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX®-RN). Graduates of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program will be able to meet the client’s needs by fulfilling the following program outcomes:

1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.

2. Exercise clinical judgment to make increasingly complex patient-centered care decisions in a safe care environment.

3. Participate in quality improvement processes to improve patient care outcomes.

4. Participate in teamwork and collaboration with members of the inter-professional team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons.

5. Use information management systems and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

6. Incorporate leadership, management, legal, and ethical principles to guide practice as a Registered Nurse.

7. Promote a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate patient care.

Students will receive 48 advance standing credits for completion of their approved practical nursing program or previously completed college equivalent work.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM CURRICULUM (EFFECTIVE APRIL 7, 2019)

This is the current curriculum and applies to all students who started on or after April 7, 2019.

Catalog Code

Course Name

Credits

TERM 1

 

 

BIO 253 

Anatomy & Physiology I

5

NUR 200

Critical Thinking for the Registered Nurse

2

NUR 205

Transition to Associate Degree in Nursing

5

TERM 2

  

BIO 254

Anatomy & Physiology II3

NUR 212

Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult I7

MTH 203 

College Math and Dosage Calculation2

TERM 3

  

PSY 205  (Online)

Lifespan Development2

NUR 221

Concepts of Nursing Care of the Reproducing Family5

NUR 225 (Online)

Professional Nursing Issues3

COM 200 

Public Speaking2

TERM 4

  

NUR 230 (Online)

Concepts of Nursing Care of Diverse Populations2

ENG 205  (Online)

English Composition II3

NUR 232

Concepts of Pediatric Nursing4
NUR 233Concepts of Mental Health Nursing3

TERM 5

  

NUR 240

Transition to Registered Nursing3

NUR 243

Application of Clinical Judgement in RN Practice3

NUR 245

Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult II7

 

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required61
Legend:  Science Course,  General Education Course,  Nursing Course

 

 

Category

Credits

Advanced Standing Credit

48

Nursing Coursework*

43

General Education Coursework

18

Total Credits Required for Degree

109

ENG205 Prerequisite: The prerequisite for ENG205 is ENG200: English Composition I. Students will not receive transfer credit for ENG200, but are required to satisfy the prerequisite by:

  1. Submitting documentation showing successful completion of equivalent course at another institution
  2. Submitting documentation of CLEP credit for equivalent course
  3. Completing ENG200 at Hondros College of Nursing before registering for ENG205

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM CURRICULUM (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019)

This curriculum only applies to students who started prior to April 7, 2019.  See above for current curriculum.

CATALOG CODE

COURSE NAME

CREDITS

TERM 1

  

BIO 253 

Anatomy & Physiology I

5

NUR 200

Critical Thinking for the Registered Nurse

2

NUR 205

Transition to Associate Degree in Nursing

5

TERM 2

  

BIO 254

Anatomy & Physiology II3

NUR 212

Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult I7

PSY 205  (Online)

Lifespan Development2

TERM 3

  

MTH 205  (Online)

Algebra3

NUR 220

Concepts of Nursing Care of the Reproducing Family3

NUR 225 (Online)

Professional Nursing Issues4

COM 200 

Public Speaking2

TERM 4

  

NUR 230✱ (Online)

Concepts of Nursing Care of Diverse Populations2

ENG 205  (Online)

English Composition II3

NUR 232

Concepts of Pediatric Nursing4

NUR 233

Concepts of Mental Health Nursing3

TERM 5

  

NUR 240

Transition to Registered Nursing3

NUR 243

Application of Clinical Judgement in RN Practice3

NUR 245

Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult II7
 Total Quarter Credit Hours Required61

Legend:  Science Course,  General Education Course,  Nursing Course

 

Category

Credits

Advanced Standing Credit

48

Nursing Coursework*

43

General Education Coursework

18

Total Credits Required for Degree

109

ENG205 Prerequisite: The prerequisite for ENG205 is ENG200: English Composition I. Students will not receive transfer credit for ENG200, but are required to satisfy the prerequisite by:

  1. Submitting documentation showing successful completion of equivalent course at another institution
  2. Submitting documentation of CLEP credit for equivalent course
  3. Completing ENG200 at Hondros College of Nursing before registering for ENG205

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Acceptance to Hondros College of Nursing is based on the following general requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The applicant must submit official, un-expired government-issued documentation needed for admission (driver’s license, state ID, passport, or proof of citizen-ship or permanent residency if not a U.S. citizen) The applicant’s physical location, as it pertains to courses offered via distance education, will be determined by the address listed on the un-expired government-issued document. Change of addresses must be processed in the CAMS Student Portal, by clicking the “Edit Profile” link. Moving to a state that Hondros College of Nursing is not approved to operate in may adversely impact the student’s ability to complete the program;
  2. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time he or she starts the program;
  3. The applicant must complete and sign the application for admission and pay the applicable application fee;
  4. The applicant must complete the Student Online Readiness Survey. For technology requirements, refer to the “Technology Requirements and Acceptable Use Policy” on page 23. There are no additional costs to enroll in courses offered only via distance education
  5. The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. The applicant must provide documentation of graduation from high school in the form of a valid high school diploma, transcript, or other acceptable documentation issued by an authorized state education agency (e.g., General Education Development (GED)). International transcripts/documents need to be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE); and
  6. The applicant must complete and sign the enrollment agreement and pay any applicable enrollment agreement fees.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADN APPLICANTS IN OHIO:

Applicants may be admitted to the Associate Degree in Nursing program by meeting the criteria of either having completed an approved practical nursing program or through the direct entry option.

  1. The applicant must complete an interview with an admissions representative;
  2. The applicant must complete a criminal background check via electronic fingerprint check with National Background Check, Inc. (NBCI) for an Ohio [BCI] and FBI check, and pay the applicable fee (certain convictions and/or pending charges may result in an adverse admissions decision).

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM COMPLETERS OPTION:

  1. Applicants who have not graduated from Hondros College of Nursing Practical Nursing Program are required to have, and maintain throughout the duration of the program, an active unencumbered PN license. Failure to maintain an active, unencumbered license throughout the duration of the program will result in being administratively withdrawn from the College.
  2. Applicants must have graduated from an approved practical nursing program. Submission of a practical nursing program transcript is required. International transcripts/documents need to be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
  3. Hondros College of Nursing's Practical Nursing program graduates applying to start the Associate Degree in Nursing Program the quarter immediately following their PN graduation may be admitted to the program prior to possessing an active unencumbered PN license, but must obtain, and maintain throughout the duration of the program, an active, unencumbered PN license prior to the start of their second quarter of enrollment in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Failure to obtain an active, unencumbered PN license prior to the start of the second quarter of enrollment in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, or to maintain the license throughout the duration of the program, will result in being administratively withdrawn from the College.
  4. Applicants that have completed a practical nursing program are not eligible for the Direct Entry option.

DIRECT ENTRY OPTION:

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 32 semester credits/48 quarter credits of associate level, or higher, general education course work from prior college experience as determined by an official evaluation completed by Hondros College of Nursing. Coursework will be granted as Advanced Standing credit. Coursework eligible for transfer credit will not be granted as advanced standing credit. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Policy. International transcripts/documents need to be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
  2. The applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75, or higher, from each prior college experience. An unofficial transcript is required from each previous post-secondary institution attended. Applicants that have not achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 may request an appeal with the Campus Executive Director. The Campus Executive Director will notify the applicant of the appeal decision in writing. Official transcripts will be required from institutions where courses are being applied towards the Advanced
    Standing credits.
  3. The applicant must take the HESI Admissions Assessment Exam and achieve a cumulative score of 75% or higher. The HESI Admissions Assessment Exam will include the following components: Reading Comprehensive, Grammar, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Math, Anatomy & Physiology, and Biology. The HESI Admissions Assessment Exam fee, for each attempt, is paid by the applicant.