Nursing RN Technology
Nursing, as defined by this program, is the art and science of human caring. It is designed to prepare graduates to care for people across the life span. Nurses provide culturally competent, safe and effective care in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice, and schools.
The curriculum combines nursing courses with general education courses in the humanities and sciences.
Where It Will Take You
Registered nurses are health professionals who perform a wide variety of functions. Nurses gather information in a systematic manner in order to determine the health-related needs of patients. Once the nurse is aware of the adult's or child's health needs, there are many ways to intervene in the healing process and to maximize the potential for good health. Some of the ways nurses intervene include: assisting in the rehabilitation process, teaching procedures and health practices, administering medication, assisting persons who are in pain, comforting the dying and supporting the families of those who are ill.
The two-year associate of applied science nursing degree program at UC Blue Ash College (UCBA) is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted continuing accreditation to the UC Blue Ash College Nursing program through the Fall of 2025. Accreditation is an important “stamp of approval” from a governing educational body, and all accredited colleges and universities have proven to their peers that they are deeply committed to educational quality and improvement.
Since its initial accreditation in December 1969, the UC Blue Ash Nursing program has served our students with an excellent and affordable education that prepares our graduates well for their professional careers. We’re proud of that history, and we look forward to continuing to serve future nursing students for years to come.
Nursing RN Technology
The Nursing Program is an academic unit at UC Blue Ash College. The program contributes to meeting the health care needs of the community, the mission of the college and university, the requirements of accrediting bodies and the service expectations of the Ohio Board of Regents by providing quality education culminating in an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Nursing, as defined by this program, is the art and science of human caring. It is designed to prepare graduates to care for people across the life span. Nurses provide culturally competent, safe and effective care in a variety of clinical settings.
The two year curriculum combines nursing courses with general education courses in the humanities and sciences. In addition to classroom instruction, students engage in college lab, simulation and clinical activities.
The two-year associate of applied science nursing degree program at UC Blue Ash College is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses.
Graduates of the UC Blue Ash College Nursing Program matriculate easily into the RN-BSN online program offered by the UC College of Nursing.
The Nursing Program has begun admitting students through a selective admission process.
Selective Program Admission Criteria
The Nursing program at the UC Blue Ash College admits students through a selective admission process. Students who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply to the Nursing program. Electronic applications for selective admission to the Nursing program for fall semester 2018 will be accepted between January 1, 2018 through March 9, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Note the following:
- Confirmed admission to the University of Cincinnati is required.
- Students may apply to the program via selective admission two times only.
- Application to the Nursing Program does not guarantee admission to the program.
One year of high school Biology with lab and a grade of C or higher completed within 6 years of application or a college biology course as indicated below is required.
A. If high school Biology grade was C, but was taken longer than 6 years prior to application, the student must complete Biology for the Health Professions and Technical Programs I (BIOL1051C) with a grade of C or better.
B. If high school Biology was not taken or if the student earned a grade below C, the student must complete Biology for Health Professions and Technical Programs I and II (BIOL1051C and BIOL1052C) with grades of “C” or better.
C. College Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2001C) completed with grade of C or better within the 6 years prior to application will also meet this biology requirement.
One year of high school chemistry with lab with a grade of C or better completed within 6 years of application or CHEM 1030 (General, Organic, and Biochemistry I) and CHEM 1030L (Gen/Org/Biochemistry Lab) with grades of C or better is required.
A. If high school Chemistry grade was a C but was taken longer than 6 years prior to application, the student must complete General, Organic, and Biochemistry (CHEM 1030 and CHEM 1030L) with grade of “C” or better.
B. If high school Chemistry was not taken or if the student earned a grade below C, the student must complete General, Organic, and Biochemistry (CHEM 1030 and CHEM 1030L) with grade of “C” or better.
Eligibility for college level math is required. Students may meet the math requirement via Math Placement Test (MPT) with a score of 420 or higher OR with a 25 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test OR an SAT math sub-score of 630 or higher.
English Placement test: Eligible for English Composition (ENGL 1001) – student must achieve a score of 5 OR ACT combined English and Writing score of 18 or higher OR an SAT writing score of 430 or higher.
(Test of English as Foreign Language) – students who have not graduated from a U.S. or English speaking high school must achieve a score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL examination.
6. Minimum GPA:
Students must meet the requirement of (A) un-weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or (B) 2.8 GPA in college courses with a minimum of 12 credit hours. Note: The GPA of the most recent college attended will be the one used for selective admission.
Additional Selective Admission Criteria:
1. Reflective Essay
Please provide one essay of 300 words or less.
- Briefly describe (3-5 sentences) why you have chosen to become a Registered Nurse.
- List the top three characteristics that will make you successful as a nursing student and how they will help you become a good Registered Nurse.
- Essay must be in Times New Roman, size 12 font, double-spaced with one inch margins on all sides, with the text aligned to the left only.
- The file name for the essay should include the following information: Essay “career exploration” followed by applicant last name.
- Upload the essay as a Word Document when indicated on the online application.
2. Admission Test
Testing will be scheduled in January/February 2018 at UC Blue Ash College. The student is responsible for scheduling and completing the Admission test during the dates provided when application is submitted. There is no cost for the test to the student. Students taking the admission test will be evaluated in mathematics, reading, writing and science.
Admission Selection Process:
The program admission committee will review the academic records, the reflective essay, and the Kaplan admission test scores. Students who meet minimum qualifications by May 1, 2018 will be considered for regular decision admission and will be notified of acceptance in May 2018. Students must return their acceptance letter by date in the acceptance letter to ensure a space in the class. Students who do not return the acceptance form by the date in the acceptance letter will be removed from the admission list.
All students accepted in the nursing program are required to:
- Attend the First Year Nursing Student Orientation.
- Complete the Essential Functional Abilities for Nursing Students
- Complete critical requirements, which include background checks, by July 24, 2018. Not completing the critical requirements by the due date may result in losing a seat in the nursing program.
- Access to a laptop to support learning needs as required by UC Blue Ash College. Use of an iPad fulfills the Nursing program requirement, but will not meet the technology requirement of the college. Get the full technology requirement details.
Additional Clinical Acceptance Requirements and Information
Some clinical agencies may require students to undergo drug testing. Failure to meet the clinical agency requirements may prohibit students from completing clinical competencies; meeting the clinical objectives and successful completion of the program.
International Admission Requirements
TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) – students who have not graduated from a U.S. or English speaking high school must achieve a score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL examination
A student accepted to the nursing program will complete didactic and clinical nursing courses over a two year period. The 2 year curriculum combines nursing courses with general education courses in humanities and science.
All students are required to attend the First Year Nursing Student iPad Orientation session on their iPad prior to fall admission.Upon entry into the nursing program students must meet the critical requirements specified by the UC Blue Ash Nursing Department, including critical health requirements, meet essential functional abilities, and complete federal and state background checks.
Successful graduates are able to
- Deliver safe and competent nursing care using sound clinical judgment to patients across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings.
- Utilize critical thinking, leadership, delegation and innovative strategies to increase efficiency of care and maximize resources.
- Exhibit a spirit of inquiry and recognize the importance of lifelong learning relative to nursing knowledge, skills, and values.
- Demonstrate information literacy to accomplish evidence based, patient-centered care.
- Communicate and collaborate with patients, colleagues, and other health care providers to promote optimal patient outcomes.
- Design and implement teaching activities to prevent illness, restore health, and promote the well-being of patients throughout the lifespan.
- Incorporate caring and cultural humility to address the holistic needs of patients.
- Advocate for patients by promoting dignity, integrity, and self-determination.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors incorporating legal, ethical, social and personal accountability in the practice of nursing.
To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science in RN technology degree, students must fulfill the requirements of the program and must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. It is the student's responsibility to take the courses necessary for graduation.
The UC Blue Ash Nursing Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215 (nursing.ohio.gov).
The UC Blue Ash Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326 (acenursing.org).
Student Success Factors
Students who succeed in the Nursing Program are individuals who have a strong science and math background. They are effective time managers, adept at setting priorities, possess effective organizational skills and demonstrate a willingness to work hard, think critically and communicate in a professional manner.
Registered nurses are health professionals who perform a wide variety of functions in various health care settings. Nurses gather information in a systematic manner in order to determine the health-related needs of patients. Once the nurse is aware of the adult's or child's health needs, there are many ways to intervene in the healing process and to maximize the potential for good health. Some of the ways nurses intervene include: assisting in the rehabilitation process, teaching procedures and health practices, administering medication, assisting persons who are in pain, comforting the dying and supporting the families of those who are ill.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
Curriculum Guide Versions:
Nursing RN Technology
- BIOL2001C, Anatomy and Physiology I, NS, 4
- NSTN1001, Success in College and Nursing, , 1
- PSYC 2040 Developmental Psycology, 3
- NSTN1002C, Nursing I, , 7
- ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
- BIOL2028, Introduction to Pharmacology, , 3
- BIOL2002C, Anatomy and Physiology II, NS, 4
- NSTN1003C, Nursing II, , 8
- MATH1008, Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning, QR, 3 or
STAT1031, Intro to Statistics, ,3
- BIOL2031C, Microbiology for Health Professionals, , 3
- NSTN2005C, Nursing IV, , 4
- NSTN2008C, Nursing V, , 4
- ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
- SOC2089, The Global Community: Cultural Diversity and Interaction, DC, 3
- NSTN2010C, Nursing VI, , 8
- General Elective HU, HP, FA, 3
The UC Blue Ash Nursing Program was established in 1967. Since the graduation of the first class in 1969, the program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
An advantage of UC Blue Ash College is the opportunity to complete this career-oriented program in a small college environment. Most classes are small to moderate in size. The nursing department has a low student-faculty ratio, which gives students many opportunities for personal contact with their professors. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of acute care and community settings. Faculty are well qualified. Many have advanced certificates in specialty areas of practice.
Graduates of the Nursing Program transition to the RN-BSN online program at the University Of Cincinnati College of Nursing.
Real-World Learning Components
Required clinical experience