ADN Programs Cleveland, OH

Registered nurses (RNs) work with physicians to provide direct care to patients. While they may not diagnose diseases, they measure and record vital signs, observe and assess to help doctors arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Nurses also work closely with patients’ families to keep them informed and provide physical and social support. In the community, they might educate others how to promote health and prevent disease.  Most common places of work include hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, and schools. Success in the industry not only depends on technical abilities and knowledge of the nursing process. Character traits such as compassion, organization, dependability, and leadership are especially beneficial when working collaboratively with the health care team to restore patients’ health.

Hondros College of Nursing

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Hondros College of Nursing will learn by doing. The program’s emphasis on leadership and patient advocacy will prepare students for a successful career as a registered nurse. The practical activities include diagnostic testing, overseeing medical regimens, counseling patients, and patient support. Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to take the NCLEX for Registered Nurses. They will be able to use clinical judgment in making patient care decisions, master patient outcome monitoring, understand current health care trends, and demonstrate leadership accountability.

Program Outline
Quarter credits: 61
Advanced standing credits: 48
Clock hours: 1530
Duration: 2 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:

Courses – Anatomy and Physiology I, Critical Thinking for the Registered Nurse, Transition to Associate Degree in Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology II, Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult I, College Math and Dosage Calculations, Lifespan Development, Concepts of Nursing Care of the Reproducing Family, Professional Nursing Issues, Public Speaking, Concepts of Nursing Care of Diverse Populations, English Composition II, Concepts of Pediatric Nursing, Concepts of Mental Health Nursing, Transition to Registered Nursing, Application of Clinical Judgement in RN Practice, Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult II

Admission criteria:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the program start date
  • Must complete and sign the application for admission and pay the applicable application fee
  • Must complete the Student Online Readiness Survey
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent
  • Must complete and sign the enrollment agreement and pay the applicable fees
  • Attend an interview with an admissions representative
  • Must complete a criminal background check via electronic fingerprint check with NBCO and pay the applicable fee
  • LPN candidates must have completed an approved practical nursing program and hold an active unencumbered PN license
  • Direct entry candidates must have completed a minimum of 32 semester credits/48 quarter credits of associate level or higher general education coursework – official transcripts must be submitted
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from each prior college experience
  • Must take and pass the HESI Admissions Assessment Exam with a cumulative score of 75% or higher

Program Cost:
Tuition costs $25,010 – subject to change without prior notice. Additional costs for  fees, uniforms, books, and supplies are not included.

Website: https://www.hondros.edu/index.html
Address: 5005 Rockside Rd Suite 130, Independence, OH, 44131
Phone: 1-855-90-NURSE
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 71.60%

Cuyahoga Community College

The Associate of Applied Science degree program at Tri-C includes nursing and non-nursing courses. The nursing courses are delivered via classroom activities and hospital experiences that give students the opportunity to care for clients of all ages.  After completing the two prerequisite nursing courses, students will be eligible to sit for the ODH STNA exam and progress to the nursing program. The next step in the career-ladder program is the NCLEX-PN after completing the first year and receipt of a certificate of proficiency. Students who successfully complete the associate degree nursing program requirements are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Program Outline
Semester credits: 62
Duration: 4 semesters
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Courses – Contemporary Mathematics (or higher), Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Healthcare Concepts, Introduction to Patient Care Concepts, General Psychology or Honors General Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology II, Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts, Concepts of Nursing Care of Patients in Community and Behavioral Health Settings, Lifespan Development, Honors Life Span Development, Concepts of Nursing Care for Patients with Acute and Chronic Conditions I, Concepts of Nursing Care of Childbearing Families and Children, Role Transitions, College Composition, Honors College Composition I, Microbiology, Concepts of Nursing Care for Patients with Acute Unstable and Chronic Conditions II, College Composition II, Honors College Composition II, Concepts of Nursing Care for Patients with Complex Conditions

Admission criteria:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the program start date
  • Must complete and sign the application for admission and pay the applicable application fee
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent
  • Seek advisement from the counseling department
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 from Tri-C with a minimum of 9 credit hours from courses that meet the general education requirements for the AAS degree
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade C
  • Complete a background check
  • Meet the immunization requirements
  • Take and pass the HESI with a minimum score of 75% on the Math and English sections
  • Submit an Online Request for Review after meeting the admission criteria
  • Must attend a nursing orientation
  • Must have valid health insurance
  • Must have current CPR certification – BLS for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association

Program Cost:
Tuition costs $1,434.48 for county residents completing 12 credit hours per semester. The cost of tuition is $1,788 for Ohio residents. Books, supplies, and fees are not included in the total.

Website: https://www.tri-c.edu/
Address: 700 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-987-6000
NLCEX-RN Pass Rate: 84.03%

Lorraine Community College

The associate degree nursing program at Lorraine Community College prepares adults for the role of a registered nurse in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other health care facilities. Through classroom lectures and hands-on activities in various health care settings, students will learn how to use the nursing process to restore health, counsel patients to promote health, and use current evidence with clinical expertise to deliver optimal care. Licensed practical nurses and paramedics will receive credit and advanced placement for the program. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX for Registered Nurses.

Program Outline
Semester credits: 65
Duration: 5 semesters
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Preadmission courses – Anatomy and Physiology I, College Composition, Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, College 101

Courses – Anatomy and Physiology II, Pharmacology I, Nursing Concepts, Introduction to Medical Terminology, Nursing Concepts II, Pharmacology II, Behavioral Health Nursing, Human Growth and Development, General Organic and Biochemistry, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Nursing Concepts, Pharmacology III, General Microbiology, Nursing Concepts IV, Manager of Care/Capstone, Nursing Concepts Synthesis

Admission criteria:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better – Anatomy and Physiology I, College Composition, Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, College 101
  • Provide reports of the following in addition to a completed health form – varicella immunity, two-step Mantoux results, MMR, Tdap, hepatitis B, influenza vaccination
  • Complete drug testing at own expense – will be administered each semester
  • Must complete the health care provider course through an American Heart Association training center
  • Must have malpractice insurance

Program Cost:

A current schedule of tuition and fees is available on the school’s website each semester. Tuition is subject to change without notice. Through a blanket tuition program, students have the opportunity to enroll in 18 credits and pay only for 13. An interest-free installment plan is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.lorainccc.edu/
Address: 1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 1-800-995-LCCC (5222)
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: N/A

Eastern Gateway Community College

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing prepares students for a career as a registered nurse. The curriculum covers essential areas that will enable the student to meet the health care needs of patients in various health care facilities. Students entering through the traditional route may continue through to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at four-year universities. Licensed Practical Nurses may continue their studies to become registered nurses after attainment of the ADN degree. Health Care Workers may also progress through the career ladder program. It caters to certified medical assistances, respiratory therapists, and paramedics, helping them to complete the requirements for the associate’s degree in a shorter time due to advanced placement. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

Program Outline
Semester credits: 69
Duration: 5 semesters
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Preadmission courses – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Chemistry

Courses – Nursing Fundamentals, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Mental Health Nursing, General Psychology, Maternal Health Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Microbiology, Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Statistics, Intro to Sociology, Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing III, Nursing Leadership and Management,

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Chemistry
  • Take and pass the TEAS test
  • Submit to a criminal record check by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and FBI. A criminal history may prevent the student from participating in the clinical experience and taking the State Board Exam
  • Submit a current CPR card – American Heart Association BLS Provider
  • Random drug testing may be administered throughout the program
  • Provide reports of the following in addition to a completed health form – varicella immunity, two-step Mantoux results, MMR, Tdap, hepatitis B, influenza vaccination
  • Must have malpractice insurance

Program Cost:
Tuition costs $126 per credit hour for Jefferson County residents. Out-of-state tuition costs $240 per credit hour. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://egcc.edu/
Address: 4000 Sunset Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952
Toll-Free: 800-68-COLLEGE (800-682-6553)
Email: info@egcc.edu
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 66.67%

Fortis College – Cuyahoga Falls

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Fortis College will have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to provide rehabilitative care and promote health. The curriculum includes theory and practical learning sessions on campus and at local health care facilities. The content is delivered in hybrid format giving students the opportunity to complete some of the courses online. The career ladder program admits licensed practical nurses who want to complete the ADN to practice as a registered nurse. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX for Registered Nurses to work as entry-level nurses.  LPN candidates must have completed an approved LPN program and have current licensure in the state.

Program Outline
Quarter credits: 106
Clock hours: 1500
Duration: 96 instructional weeks (daytime program) 144 instruction weeks (evening program
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Preadmission courses – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Informatics, English Composition, Human Growth and Development, Fundamentals of Human Nutrition, Sociology

Courses –Human Anatomy and Physiology II, General Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Health Assessment, Foundations of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Transition to Practice – Capstone

Admission criteria:

  • Be a high school graduate or have recognized equivalent
  • Be 17 years or older
  • Submit a completed applicant information form
  • Attend an interview with an admissions representative
  • Take and pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) with a score of 16
  • Pass in the Online Readiness Assessment with a score of 60% or higher
  • Have graduated from a state-approved practical nursing program and possess an unencumbered practical nursing license from the state board – for LPN applicants
  • Take and pass the A2-RN assessment and score a minimum of 75%
  • Have a current American Health Association BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card
  • Complete the required immunization – hepatitis B, MMR, varicella, seasonal influenza, TDaP
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • A negative drug screen

Program Cost:
The program cost of $48,724 includes tuition, enrollment fee, Oho disclosure fee, reference books, student kit, laptop, uniforms, textbooks, physical, immunizations, titers, background check, drug test, and NLCEX prep and licensure. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.fortis.edu/
Address: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone: (330) 923-9959
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 62.50%

 

Crystal is a certified Registered Nurse (RN) with a passion for writing about nursing education. Through her articles, Crystal shares insights and tips to help fellow nurses enhance their skills and stay updated with the latest developments in the field. With a focus on practical advice and relevant topics, Crystal's writing is a valuable resource for nursing professionals seeking to advance their careers.