Registered Nursing – Traditional (ADN)
The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to provide an educational opportunity in which students:
- Develop a scientific basis of nursing practice
- Master technical skills
- Develop caring patient relationships
Nursing and science classes are limited in size so that students can experience enhanced faculty interaction and learning. In addition, the nursing lab will give students the opportunity to handle equipment and master technical skills. Under the direct supervision of qualified instructors, students will experience patient interactions, which foster caring and empathetic approaches to nursing care.
The goals of the Registered Nursing degree program are to:
- Graduate students who are competent in the scientific aspects of nursing
- Graduate students who are competent in the technical aspects of nursing
- Graduate students who are able to work with patients and families through caring, empathetic interactions
This two-year associate degree program prepares the graduate to pass the NCLEX-RN licensing examinations and become a Registered Nurse. Apply early to this highly-selective and highly-challenging program. The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Regents.
Students are encouraged to start completion of prerequisites and applicable general education courses as soon as possible. Questions? Contact the Nursing Advisor at 740.699.3820.
Nursing Program Forms
Associate Degree Nursing Ranking Criteria without TEAS Fall 2020 (pdf)
Criminal History Fact Sheet (pdf)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the temporary closure of Belmont’s campus, the ranking criteria for the Nursing programs has changed. In the past, students were to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam and were ranked according to their scores, however since the college is closed, the TEAS exam cannot be administered. For the nursing program, students accepted for the Fall 2020 term will be ranked based upon their GPA and course grades in their prerequisite courses. Those students scoring higher on the ranking criteria will be chosen before lower ranked students.
Students will still be required to take the TEAS exam before the start of the fall term, however their ranking criteria will not be based on it.
- Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
- Combine theoretical knowledge from nursing, scientific, environmental, and humanistic disciplines within the safe practice of nursing.
- Make judgements in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrates nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
- Integrate therapeutic communication techniques and information technology to foster strong relationships within the healthcare environment to promote optimal patient outcomes.
- Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
- Practice according to current ethical and legal standards of professional nursing with a focus on excellence, safety, and quality care which includes health promotion and patient education.
- Critically analyze the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of holistic care for patients, families, and communities.
- Value and accept accountability for the continuous evaluation of one’s own personal and professional behavior, including integrity, ethics, excellence, and the practice of life-long learning.