OIAH Associate Degree RN

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About the OIAH Associate Degree RN Program:

The OIAH Registered Nurse program (ADN) offers a direct path to a new career as an RN in just 12 months!

The ADN program is taught by experienced and qualified nursing faculty! Students will receive training in a classroom setting, modern on-site laboratories, and also an offsite clinical experience!

  • No Entrance Exam 
  • 12-Month Fast Track Program
  • Hands-on training in on-campus labs
  • Financial Aid is available to those who qualify

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 healthcare 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.

The student will have the 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).

OIAH Associate Degree RN Coursework

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NRS 220Transitions: LPN to RN4
ENG 201Basic Composition3
HOL 201Holistic Perspectives2
NRS 221Nursing 14
COM 210 Therapeutic Communication3
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ALG 201 College Algebra3
BIO 200Anatomy and Physiology4
PSY 201 Health Psychology3
NRS 230Nursing II4
NRS 231Pharmacology2
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 202Psychology for Holistic Healthcare Practice3
BIO 201 Microbiology4
ENG 202 Advanced Composition3
NRS 240Nursing III 6
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NRS 250Nursing IV7
NRS 251Professional Practice5
NRS 252Nutrition for Health3
NRS 253NCLEX Preparation Workshop (Week 12)1

OIAH Associate Degree RN – 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?

Meet with a member of the admissions team to learn if OIAH is the fit you are seeking.

Is there a waiting list?

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

Do I have to take "fluff" classes?

Not at all! All classes in the RN Program at OIAH are essential for you to earn your associate degree.

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

OIAH’s passage rate for the 2019 year was 87.5%.

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

ALG 201 College Algebra (30 theory hours/3 credit hours)

This course provides a working knowledge and application of college-level algebra. The course explores linear and quadratic equations, word problems, polynomials, and rational and radical equations. Students perform operations on real numbers and polynomials and simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions. Students examine arithmetic and geometric sequences, linear equations, and inequalities. Students learn to graph linear, quadratic, and piecewise-defined functions and solve exponential and logarithmic equations.

BIO 200 Anatomy and Physiology (30 theory Hours/20 laboratory hours/4 credit hours)

This course reviews basic structures and functions of the human body. The course explores how individual body systems work independently and collaboratively to promote homeostasis. Students will engage in laboratory exercises designed to facilitate understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

BIO 201 Microbiology (30 theory hours/20 laboratory hours/4 credit hours)

This course introduces basic principles of microbiology. The course explores the morphology and physiology of microorganisms and offers an overview of common microbial infections throughout the body. Students will explore physical and chemical control mechanisms, antimicrobial treatments, and host defense systems.

COM 210 Therapeutic Communication (30 theory hours/3 credit hours)

This course reviews basic competencies for communication in nursing and introduces advanced therapeutic communication principles. The course explores providing and accepting feedback, requesting support, navigating difficult conversations, and confronting incivility. Students will develop the skills necessary to support clients and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.

ENG 201 Basic Composition (30 theory hours/3 credit hours)

This course reviews essay development, paper construction, and current APA edition formatting. The course allows students the opportunity to appraise evidence, synthesize findings, and produce research-supported papers.

ENG 202 Advanced Composition (30 theory hours/3 credit hours)

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 an argument, referencing techniques, and the use of Standard English.

HOL 201 Holistic Perspectives (10 theory hours/20 laboratory hours/2 credit hours)

This course reviews holism and integrative practice modalities. The course introduces concepts of holistic leadership, evidence-based holistic nursing practices, and opportunities and challenges in integrative medicine. Students will engage in reflection and metacognitive practices to enhance self-awareness. Students will explore advanced holistic pharmacotherapeutics, cognitive-affective strategies to promote resilience, and integrative approaches to substance use recovery. Students will investigate sacred medicine and the global impact of holistic nursing.

NRS 220 Transitions: LPN to RN (20 theory hours/20 lab hours/30 clinical hours/4 credit hours)

This course guides the LPN-to-RN student through planning and initiating personal and professional growth toward the role of a registered nurse. Students will explore the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code of Ethics, standards of practice, differences between the scope, role, and responsibilities of LPNs and RNs in the State of Ohio, and principles of professionalism. Students will learn to apply critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to holistic healthcare and the holistic caring processes. Students will provide supportive, holistic nursing care to diverse client populations.

NRS 221 Nursing I (20 theory hours/60 clinical hours/4 credit hours)

This course focuses on holistic nursing assessment and evidence-based interventions for individuals and families experiencing alterations specific to the human psychological domain.  The course emphasizes holistic patterns of communicating, relating, feeling, valuing, choosing, and perceiving. Students will provide nursing care to diverse client populations experiencing alterations in the psychological domain.

NRS 230 Nursing II (20 theory hours/60 clinical hours/4 credit hours)

This course focuses on the holistic nursing assessment and evidence-based interventions for individuals and families experiencing chronic alterations specific to the human biological and sociological domains. The course reviews diseases and disorders in each body system and explores the clinical manifestations, diagnostic criteria, treatments and interventions, and nursing considerations for the provision of safe, competent care for affected individuals. The course will introduce principles of community health.

NRS 231 Pharmacology (20 theory hours/2 credit hours)

This course reviews pharmacotherapeutic concepts with an emphasis on clinical applications within the nursing process. The course prepares students to prioritize client needs with special consideration of the biological, physiological, sociological, and spiritual domains. The course uses a prototype model to assist learners in identifying drug class actions, indications, contraindications, adverse effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. The course integrates traditional systems-based learning with principles of the holistic patterns of choosing, exchanging, protection, and maintenance. Students review nursing interventions related to medication calculations, medication administration safety, and non-traditional approaches to promote, maintain, and restore health balance.

NRS 240 NURSING III (30 theory hours/ 6 credit hours)

This course addresses biological, psychological, spiritual, and sociological needs of the human from conception through young adult.  Common alterations to adaptation in pregnancy, birthing, and childhood will be reviewed to support holistic nursing interventions.  Students will have opportunity to participate in laboratory and clinical learning experiences emphasizing course concepts. Each holistic pattern will be addressed.

NRS 250 NURSING IV (40 theory hours/ 7 credit hours)

Clinical and theory course to synthesis 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 251 Professional Practice (30 theory hours/ 5 credit hours)

Exploratory course designed to assist the student in establishing a commitment to life-long learning for personal and professional growth.  Transition to the Registered Nursing roles and responsibilities and NCLEX preparation are emphasized.   Nursing theories, principles of leadership, role change strategies, expectations of professional nurses, and current practice issues in the nursing community are addressed. The course will consist of tailored self-study based upon practice preparatory NCLEX exams and outcomes.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical learning experiences emphasizing course concepts.

NRS 252 Nutrition for Health (15 theory hours/ 1.5 credit hours)

This course focuses on practical and functional human nutrition. Sources, functions and requirements of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, and water are addressed in relation to preventing health alterations and maintaining, restoring, and promoting health. Public health issues including malnutrition and food safety are discussed.  Self-care and care of others in relation to nutritional concepts are emphasized.

NRS 253 NCLEX Preparation Workshop (10 theory hours/ 1 credit hour)

Synthesis of knowledge acquired in the LPN-RN toward the development of the registered nurse role

PSY 201 Health Psychology (30 theory hours/3 credit hours)

This course introduces a variety of medical conditions and diseases and associated impact on psychological health and functioning of affected individuals. The course reviews the use of psychological techniques to improve and change behaviors that impact wellness, effectively manage stress, and cope with chronic or terminal illness. Students will explore cultural considerations that may influence health promotion and illness prevention.

PSY 202 Psychology for Holistic Healthcare Practice (30 theory hours/ 3 credit hours)

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 and gender identity 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.

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

Contact Information

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Fax: 937-237-0506
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Email: admissions@oiah.edu