Nursing (430)

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.

Program Design

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (404-975-5000) and has full approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing. 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 "B" in all NURS 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.

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

Applicants who are current practicing LPNs follow the:

Nursing Transition Pathway Information Packet

Nursing Transitions Application

Note: A felony or misdemeanor may disqualify a candidate from being certified by the State of Ohio (as outlined in Section 4761.04 of the Ohio Revised Code). Learn more about Eligibility for Clinical Placement.

The Ohio Board of Nursing also provides information in the Criminal History Fact Sheet".

Frequently Asked Questions

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

View the Frequently Asked Questions

Nursing Program Curriculum

2016-17 Curriculum

View the 2016-17 Academic Catalog for the current program curriculum.

2017-18 Curriculum

Technology requirements for Nursing program: Desktop, laptop, or tablet running Windows 7 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.

First Semester - 16 cr hrs

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 2205 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MATH 1135 Allied Health Mathematics 3
NRSG 1050 Introduction to Nursing Practice 2
NRSG 1500 Nursing Concepts I: Normal Findings 5
NRSG 1200 Pathophysiology 2

Second Semester - 18 cr hrs

BIOL 2206 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
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 - 16 cr hrs

NRSG 2300 Concepts of Maternal and Child Nursing Care 5
NRSG 2500 Nursing Concepts III: Acute and Chronic Conditions 5
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
SOCI 1170 Introduction to Sociology 3

Fourth Semester - 15 cr hrs

NRSG 2600 Nursing Concepts IV: Complex and Higher Acuity Conditions 4
NRSG 2400 Mental Health Nursing 2
NRSG 2800 Nursing Capstone 3
NRSG 1107 Nursing Ethics 2
BIOL 2210 Microbiology 4

Program Total: 65 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)
Completion Rate
(Number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course)
Job Placement Rate
(Percentage of graduates, six (6) to twelve (12) months after graduating)
May 2014
Central Campus
95% 76.92% 100%
May 2014
South Campus
77.77% 75% 100%
July 2014
Central Campus
100% 68.10% 81%
May 2015
Central Campus
64.70% 85.36% 75%
May 2015
Central Campus (Scioto)
100% 87.50% 75%
August 2015
Central Campus
87.50% 84.21% Collecting Data

Nursing Office & Faculty

The Nursing Office is located in room 172 on Central Campus and operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Phone
  • 800.628.7722 x2640
  • Mailing
  • Nursing Office
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133

Faculty