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Registered Nurse (RN) Associate Degree

Additional Application Opportunity for Associate Degree Nursing Program

Spring 2015 entry

The Nursing Program will accept applications for the Spring 2015 Traditional Track and the Spring 2015 Blended Track beginning at 9 AM on Monday, June 9, 2014 through Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3 PM.

Two additional information sessions will be held if a student needs to obtain an application packet. These sessions will be directed toward students that have completed all admission criteria for the Spring 2015 application period.

Tuesday June 3, 2014 1230pm-230pm in Franklin 104

Thursday June 5, 2014 5pm-7pm in Franklin 106

You must attend an information session to obtain an application if you do not already have one!!

*******No ticket will be required to enter these sessions*******
*******Seating will be limited to room capacity.*********


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 already hold a bachelor's degree may take 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.  (404-975-5000)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 S. High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410. (614-466-3947).