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Registered Nursing – Transitional (ADN)

Belmont College offers the Transitional Nursing curriculum in which a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Certified Paramedic has the opportunity to enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Following the Transitional Nursing semester, the student can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing and become eligible to take NCLEX-RN.


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 Department of Higher Education.


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.


Class size is limited to space available in the Transitional ADN program. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2021.

Transitional Nursing Program Forms

Associate Degree Nursing Ranking Criteria Fall 2021 Applicants

Criminal History Fact Sheet (pdf)

Program-Outcomes-Course-Descriptions (pdf)

TEAS Testing

When signing up to take the TEAS test, please use your Belmont College email if you are a student. The test will take about 4 hours. If you are signed up for a date and time and we need to cancel due to inclement weather, power outage, or some other reason, you will receive an email.  Please make sure you check your email the night before and the morning of your scheduled test.  Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to testing so that you can get checked in and receive proper instructions. You will need to bring with you a photo ID. Paper and pencils will be provided. You also need to make sure that you have paid your test fee of $70 in our business office located in the ATC building on the main campus before taking the test. Bring the receipt with you and present it at check in.
TEAS testing will start in January of 2021 and that dates and times will be posted by the first week of January. Applications for Fall 2021 will be accepted until May 1, 2021.

Program Outcomes

  1. Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  2. Combine theoretical knowledge from nursing, scientific, environmental and humanistic disciplines within the safe practice of nursing.
  3. Make judgements in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  4. Integrate therapeutic communication techniques and information technology to foster strong relationships within the healthcare environment to promote optimal patient outcomes.
  5. 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 community context.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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