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Registered Nurse (RN) Associate Degree

 Students applying for Autumn 2016 or after: 

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Become a Registered Nurse (RN)! Columbus State's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (A.D.N.) prepares our graduates to provide direct care to clients with common health problems in a variety of settings.

We offer a five semester program that includes knowledge from nursing, humanities and sciences along with a strong emphasis on psychomotor skills. Students go to a wide variety of practice settings. Students are exposed to a well-developed curriculum that includes an emphasis on critical thinking, decision making, delegation and care management skills in the acute, intermediate, chronic and community care areas.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Licensure from the Ohio Board of Nursing is needed for employment as a Registered Nurse.

Traditional Nursing Program

Students who desire a traditional class setting for the majority of their course work should consider this program. Traditional Program

Blended Nursing Program

Students who desire a combination of in-class and online course work should consider the Blended Program. The program combines online classes with in-person labs and clinicals. Blended Program

LPN to RN Program

Columbus State offers LPNs the opportunity to upgrade their credentials to a Registered Nurse (RN). LPNs may already have credits that they may apply to the RN program. LPN to RN Program

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the nursing program, the student will:

1. Implement safe, competent, nurturing care in the role of the Associate Degree Nurse.

2. Plan care for persons of all ages using the nursing process.

3. Communicate effectively, including the use of teaching and counseling techniques, in   the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.

4. Manage nursing care for a diverse population of clients in a variety of practice settings.

5. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines using critical thinking skills.

6. Analyze legal, ethical, and economic concepts that influence nursing practice.

7. Plan for maintaining competence and personal growth.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by:
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
(formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by:
The Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410