Registered Nursing

About the Associate’s Degree RN Program:

The Associate’s Degree RN Program offers a unique holistic focus to the standard Nursing program. Our students learn about today’s fast growing complementary and alternative techniques, as well as learn hands-on techniques to utilize in your future career as a RN! In just four quarters you can receive your associate’s degree!

The RN program prepares the graduate to competently and safely provide basic nursing care within the State of Ohio Nurse Practice Act mandated scope of practice for selected clients in various structured health care settings. The traditional practice role of the RN can be expanded through the completion of the RN program at OIAH. As the nursing shortage intensifies, the current RN role and responsibilities will continue to shift to meet client needs according to the established plan of care.

This competency-based program is 52 instructional weeks in length and incorporates the nursing process as a teaching/learning tool. The student will have opportunity to learn about nursing concepts and skills in a familiar classroom environment as well as through textbooks and online learning modalities. In addition, students will practice simulated experiences in the skills lab and perform competencies in the actual care environment under the supervision of an experienced registered nurse.

Successful completion of the Nursing Education Program will lead to an associate degree and eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Registered Nursing Coursework

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursCost
NRS 220Transitions: LPN to RN4$1334.37
ENG 101Basic Composition3$1000.77
HOL 201Holistic Perspectives2$667.18
NRS 221Nursing 14$1334.37
COM 110 Therapeutic Communication3$1000.77
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursCost
ALG 201 College Algebra3$1000.77
BIO 151Holistic Physiology4$1334.37
PSY 201 Health Psychology3$1000.77
NRS 230Nursing II4$1334.37
NRS 231Pharmacology2$667.18
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursCost
PSY 202Psychology for Holistic Healthcare Practice3$1000.77
BIO 201 Microbiology4$1334.37
ENG 102 Advanced Composition3$1000.77
NRS 240Nursing III 6$2001.54
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit HoursCost
NRS 250Nursing IV7$2335.13
NRS 251Professional Practice5$1667.95
NRS 252Nutrition for Health3$1000.77
NRS 253NCLEX Preparation Workshop (Week 12)1$333.59
 Quarter Credit HoursTuition RateCost
Credit Hours and Tuition64$350/quarter hour$21,350.00
Estimated Cost of Textbooks, Technology/
supply fees, Lab Fees, ATI Testing Fees, Uniforms,
Liability Insurance, and Graduation Fee
Total Program Cost$27,687.00

Registered Nursing Program – FAQs

How do I apply for the nursing program?

Contact the admissions department of OIAH at (937)237-1010 to begin the process.

What is the application process?

The application process begins with successful completion of the TEAS entrance test. After the TEAS, you are required to complete an admissions enrollment packet.

Is there a waiting list?

Currently OIAH does not have a waiting list for the RN Program.

Do I have to take "fluff" classes?

No all classes in the RN Program at OIAH are essential for you to earn your diploma.

What is OIAH's pass rate for the NCLEX (licensing) exam?

OIAH’s passage rate for the 2015 year was 100%.

Where can I work as a RN?

In hospitals, private practice medical offices, surgical centers, emergency medical facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMO’s) & long term care facilities.

RN Course Curriculum

BIO 151 Holistic Physiology for Nurses – 4 credit hours (30 theory – 20 lab)
Overview and review of the human body structures learned in the Holistic Anatomy course. This course will focus more on the physiology (or how) the individual body systems work independently and together to promote balance and optimal functioning of the human being. Students will have opportunity to learn through doing in the weekly simulated laboratory experience.

COM 110 Therapeutic Communication – 3 credit hours (30 theory)
Integrated beginning communication course to outline the key components and approaches to effective communication with clients, peers and other health care providers. Students will participate in a simulated learning experience to practice learned techniques in a controlled environment. A presentation will be included to assist the student in teamwork and public speaking.

ENG 101 Basic Composition – 3 credit hours (30 theory)
Review of basic components of the English language. Involves writing based on logic, primary research techniques and student’s own personal experiences. All writings will highlight APA organization and formatting.

ENG 102 Advanced Composition – 3 credit hours (30 theory)
Composition of formal essays, reviews and reference papers based on the study of logic and current library research. Writing will stress APA organization, the logic of argument, referencing techniques and use of Standard English.

HOL 101 Holistic Foundations: Historical Survey – 2 credit hours (20 theory)
This course focuses on studying the historical development of integrative approaches to healing and health care. Integrative medicine promotes an expanded view of healing by combining both conventional and complementary methods of diagnosis and treatment in order to enhance the healing process as well to promote overall wellbeing and prevention of health-related illnesses. The course will begin with studying the history of holistic, also known as complementary/alternative health practices from ancient cultures to modern practices, followed by the current trend of integrating these approaches.

HOL 200 Holistic Perspectives and Intervention II – 4 credit hours (30 theory – 10 lab)
This course continues the overview and practice of holistic interventions began in Holistic interventions I. Five additional holistic modalities are reviewed and hands-on practice in the five modalities covered in the first level class is continued with additional techniques.

NRS 200 Transitions to Holistic Nursing Practice (for non-OIAH LPN’s) – 2credit hours (20 theory hours)
This course is designed to guide the traditional LPN-student in planning and initiating personal and professional growth towards future roles as a registered nurse and a holistic care provider. The student will explore Ohio Scope of Practice, clinical environment, routine daily activities and nursing/holistic care process differences between LPN and holistic RN. Students are required to participate in a current professional activity with guidance from the course faculty.

NRS 201 Promoting Psychological Adaptations – 6 credit hours (30 theory, 90 clinical)
This course is designed to focus on holistic nursing assessment and intervention for clients and families experiencing alterations specific to the human psychological domain. Students will also explore assessment and intervention of the environmental (social) domain to advance nursing management competencies.

NRS 202 Family Nursing – 6 credit hours (30 theory/90 clinical)
Focused clinical course addressing biological, psychological, spiritual and sociological needs of the human from conception through young adulthood. Common alterations to adaptation in pregnancy, birthing, and childhood will be reviewed to support holistic nursing interventions. Students will have opportunity to participate in family planning, prenatal, labor and delivery, newborn nursery and general pediatric populations clinical care arenas and service learning.

NRS 203 Caring for the Community – 4 credit hours 80 clock hours (30 theory – 50 clinical)
Overview course to introduce holistic nursing practice in a non-traditional environment including out-patient clinics, health departments, community agencies and home visits. The student will explore the influences of politics, economics and cultural norms on the health balance of individuals and communities. Holistic nursing interventions directed toward primary, secondary and tertiary care will be reviewed.

NRS 204 Advanced Nursing Care – 7 credit hours 220 clock hours (50 theory – 170 clinical)
This course is designed to synthesize the major constructs of providing safe, competent holistic nursing care. Each of the health functioning patterns will be reviewed as well as commonly diagnosed alterations and needed client restoration measures. The student will engage in extensive clinical time in high acuity health care arenas to practice skills, correlate theory, prioritize and manage care flow processes including delegation.

NRS 205 Nursing Management for Person and Professional Growth – 2 credit hours 20 clock hours (20 Theory)
Exploratory course designed to assist the student establish a commitment to life-long learning in regards to personal growth issues, therapeutic modalities, and leadership potential with in the Profession of Nursing. Theories and principles of leadership, role change strategies, expectations of professional nurses and current practice issues in the nursing community will be addressed.

NRS 207 Integrated Science and Environmental Nursing – 4 credit hours, 50 clock hours (30 theory, 20 lab)
Integrated course focusing on the morphology and physiology of microorganisms and traditional prevention interventions as well as holistic approaches to reduce susceptibility of the host. Laboratory experience to help students visualize and apply the concepts taught in theory.

NRS 209 E-Nursing Concepts – 2 credit hours, 20 clock hours (20 theory)
Overview course to highlight advantages and challenges in the use of technology in the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Emerging legal and ethical issues are reviewed in light of the purported advanced medical outcomes. Students will have opportunity to utilize actual technology documentation systems and practice with correct APA formatting for written work.

NRS 210 LPN-RN Role Transitions (for continuing OIAH LPN’s) – 1 credit hour, 10 clock hours(10 theory)
This course is designed to guide the LPN-student in planning and initiating person and professional growth towards future role as a registered nurse. The student will explore Ohio Scope of Practice, clinical environment and routine daily activities differences between for the LPN and RN. Students are required to participate in a current professional activity with guidance from the course faculty.

NRS 211 Professional Transitions – 1 credit hour, 10 clock hours (10 theory)
Faculty guided, independent study module to assist the student to prepare for the NCLEX-RN. The course will consist of tailored theory instruction based upon practice NCLEX exam outcomes and study skill preferences. Students must achieve the minimal passing percentile to graduate and attain authorization to take the state licensure exam.

PSY 102 Psychology for Holistic Nursing Practice – 3 credit hours, 30 clock hours (30 theory)
A theoretical approach to psychological issues pertinent to the holistic model. Course will cover history and methods, learning and memory, consciousness theories, personality theories, stress management, gender perspectives and theories of transpersonal psychology.

Admissions and Enrollment

Each program has its own set of Admissions requirements in order to enroll. Please view the following document to see the OIAH RN Admissions Policy for the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Inc. Nursing Education Program. All applicants for programs must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.

Click here to view the General School Enrollment Policy.

Disqualifying Offenses for Enrollment

A criminal background could prevent enrollment into the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Inc. Nursing Education Program. Please click the PDF below to view disqualifying offenses.

RN Program Disqualifying Offenses PDF

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Contact Information

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Phone: 937-237-1010
Fax: 937-237-0506

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