Registered Nursing Program (RN)
Allied Health and Nursing
Presented by LCCC at BGSU FIrelands College, Huron, Ohio
Lorain County Community College (Elyria, Ohio) and Bowling Green State University Firelands College (Huron, Ohio) join in a partnership that brings an associate’s degree (RN) Nursing Program to residents of Erie, Ottawa, Huron and Sandusky counties. Although offered jointly, all nursing courses are held at BGSU FC and the clinical component of the program is completed at health care facilities in Bellevue, Huron, Norwalk or Sandusky. It’s a program that may be completed in as little time as two years, if taken on a full-time basis, and it couldn’t be more convenient for residents of Erie, Ottawa, Huron and Sandusky counties.
The Nursing Program has three main components: Support coursework, first-year courses and second-year courses. Support coursework consists of courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, writing, psychology and sociology. Some of these courses may be waived dependent upon a student’s academic achievement in high school. Also, some of these courses may be taken concurrently with first-year courses. Support coursework can be taken at the BGSU FC campus or at LCCC’s campus, and select courses offered by both institutions are available over the Internet.
These courses can be completed without going to any campus. A Nursing academic advisor is always available at BGSU FC for students wanting to inquire about their support coursework status. First-year courses are offered in nursing concepts, health assessment, psychiatricmental health nursing, maternal-newborn nursing and comprehensive adult nursing.
Second-year courses are in comprehensive adult nursing, child health nursing, clinical ethics and advanced concepts in nursing. Also, the clinical component of the program, which provides students with real-world, practical experience in an actual health-care facility, is integrated throughout the nursing program.
LCCC’s associate degree in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing and is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Those who successfully complete the Nursing Program are eligible to take the Ohio State Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. LCCC graduates consistently score higher than the national average on the NCLEX. LCCC’s Nursing Program boasts a 100 percent placement rate.
Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo College of Nursing partner to make available the RN to BSN Program to area RN graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs. This alternate degree program for the RN provides for a flexible individualized curriculum for the nurse in practice. The nursing courses in this program are offered online. All support/pre-requisite courses are offered at BGSU Firelands College.
For more information about the LCCC Registered Nursing Program offered at BGSU Firelands, please contact Ellen Naderer in the BGSU Firelands Nursing Office toll-free at (800) 322-4787 or direct dial (419) 433-5560 or on the Internet at www.firelands.bgsu.edu.
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
This program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities offered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
To enter the program, a student must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED. Students also must have completed high school chemistry or an equivalent course (or see Support Courses). Minimum GPA of 2.5. Placement tests are required prior to program application.
The following courses are considered support coursework and may be taken at BGSU Firelands. The course numbers and titles listed below are those of BGSU Firelands. Students should be aware that some of these courses may be waived, dependent on academic achievement in high school. Also, equivalents of these courses are offered by LCCC, some via the Internet. All prospective students are encouraged to meet with the nursing academic advisor at BGSU Firelands prior to enrolling in this program.
Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The BGSU College of Health and Human Services offers an opportunity for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
The nursing courses in this program are offered online. The BGSU nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has full approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing.
The nursing courses and clinical experiences are provided by the nursing faculty at the University of Toledo College of Nursing. The nursing courses are provided by the University of Toledo College of Nursing. All support courses in this degree program are available at BGSU Firelands.
University of Toledo College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
The MSN degree prepares RNs with baccalaureate degrees as advanced practice nurses or nurse educators. The MSN program offers two areas of preparation for advanced practice nursing: clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner. Students choose between four majors: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)/Clinical Specialist; Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP); and Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Students selecting the nurse practitioner majors are prepared for national certification examinations.
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