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Nursing Overview

The Rhodes State College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) RN program which offers the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nursing degree provides an intense nursing course of study in five (5) semesters or two (2) years.  Graduates of the AAS Nursing program are eligible to register and take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for the Registered Nurse (RN).  Upon passing the RN licensing examination, the AAS graduate is able to provide direct patient care within the RN Scope of Practice. 

Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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Nursing Highlights

  • A maximum of 108 students are admitted every fall and spring semester
  • Students practice skills on high-fidelity, mid-fidelity and low-fidelity simulators
  • The Nursing faculty have over 150 years nursing experience and are Master’s and Doctorate level prepared
  • Various clinical components throughout the program with a preceptorship/role transition experience in the capstone course

Nursing Program Briefing

Our program briefings are designed to introduce you to the profession, job opportunities, program requirements, and other important information you will need to get started. 

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Nursing Plan of Study

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Professional Licensure Information

Upon completion of the ADN (AAS-RN) program: National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for the registered nurse (RN) - NCLEX-RN.

Accreditation Information

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Rhodes State College is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 17 S. High St., Suite 660, Columbus, Ohio 43215,; and continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone: (404)975-5000; email:; website:

Program Completion, NCLEX-RN, and Employment Data

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