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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 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.

Transitional Nursing Program Forms

Associate Degree Nursing Ranking Criteria without-TEAS Fall 2020 (pdf)

Criminal History Fact Sheet (pdf)

Program-Outcomes-Course-Descriptions (pdf)

TEAS-Testing-Procedures (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.

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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