Nursing Technology Program
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.
Two Academic Tracks
The UC Blue Ash nursing program offers two academic tracks: an RN technology track and an LPN-RN track.
- RN Technology Track
- The two-year curriculum combines nursing courses with general education courses in the humanities and sciences. In addition to classroom instruction, students engage in clinical activity in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community agencies, home care settings, or the college laboratories.
- LPN-to-RN Track
- The LPN-RN Track at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Nursing Department is designed to meet the LPN’s educational needs through its flexibility and recognition of the LPN’s proven knowledge through the LPN licensure process.
The UC Blue Ash LPN-RN track will no longer be accepting applications. If you are interested in this acdemic track and wish to receive updates on its status, please head to the Nursing Department webpage and provide your contact information. We will inform you by email of any updates.
Current UC or UCBA Students
Are you a current UC student that is interested in majoring in Nursing RN Technology at UC Blue Ash? If so, please attend one of our Group Advising Sessions. Academic advisors will explain the selective admissions requirements and help you determine when you may meet the minimum qualifications to apply. You will receive an individual assessment and have the opportunity to ask questions.
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.
Selective Admission Process
The Nursing Program at UC Blue Ash College admits students through a selective admission process. Learn more about that process and being admitted to the Nursing Program at UC Blue Ash College.
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.