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    Ohio Dominican University, in partnership with Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN), offers three options for the student interested in nursing:

    The first option prepares the student to enter the Advanced Placement Program [APP] at MCCN that is offered during the summer session before junior year. The student will spend the first two years (four semesters) at ODU in the Pre-Nursing Program. The remaining two years of work are completed at MCCN, who will award the degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This option is good for a student who wishes to become a registered nurse (RN) and knows this is his/her career choice.

    The second option prepares the student to enter the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) at MCCN that is offered the spring semester after the student‘s senior fall semester at ODU. The student will spend 3.5 years at ODU earning a bachelor's degree. The degree must include all the requirements for the Option 1 Pre-Nursing Program. Upon successful completion of all required courses, the student will be awarded the bachelor degree from ODU. The remaining three semesters (spring, summer, fall) of work are completed at MCCN, who will award the degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This option is good for the student who wishes a broad liberal arts degree, who wishes to play sports at ODU, and for the student who wishes to become an RN but is unsure if he/she want to pursue another health-care field. This allows the student to have an option if nursing does not fulfill his/her career goals.

    The third option prepares the student to enter the Second Degree Accelerated to Master‘s Program (SDAP-M) at MCCN that is offered the fall semester after the student's senior year at ODU. The student will spend four years at ODU earning a bachelor's degree. The degree must include all the requirements for the Option 1 Pre-Nursing Program. The student will then enter MCCN in the fall semester and complete coursework for four semesters, upon which, MCNN will award the degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During those four semesters, the student will also begin graduate courses that will count toward the Master of Science in Nursing degree. After the student has been awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and upon successful completion of the boards, the student will spend the remaining three or four semesters as a full graduate student at MCCN. Upon successful completion of all graduate courses, MCCN will award the degree, Master of Science in Nursing. MCCN currently offers three graduate tracks: Nursing Administration, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Education. The number of semesters (three or four) depends on the graduate track the student chooses. This option is good for the student who wishes a broad liberal arts degree, who wishes to play sports at ODU, and for the student who has career goals that require a Master of Science in Nursing or who may be interested in another health-care field. The student then has an option if nursing does not fulfill his/her career goals.

    Transfer to the Mount Carmel APP or SDAP programs in guaranteed for up to 15 students per academic year per program (i.e., 15 for APP and 15 for SDAP), provided those students complete the coursework described below with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 or greater and a minimum grade of "C" in all required coursework. Regardless of the number of credits accepted in transfer, residency requirements mandate a minimum of 30 semester credits to be earned at Ohio Dominican University for the two-year Pre-Nursing program.

     

    In order for a student to be admitted to the two year Pre-Nursing Program at ODU (Option 1 leading to the APP Program at MCCN), a student must have taken the following high school courses and earned at least a grade of C in the courses: 

    • Four units of English
    • Three units of mathematics (including Algebra II)
    • Three units of a laboratory science (including biology and chemistry)
    • Two units of a foreign language (sign language accepted)
    • One unit of a visual or performing art

    A student who has not taken these courses or who earned less than a grade of C in them must take the equivalent courses at ODU and earn at least a grade of C prior to admission to ODU's Option 1 Pre-Nursing Program. This may impact the time necessary to fulfill the requirements for admission to MCCN's APP Program. 

    If a student entering Option 2 or Option 3 Pre-Nursing Programs at ODU earns a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from ODU, there are no additional high school requirements for these programs.



    Requirements for Pre-Nursing - Option 1

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Core Courses  
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution 4*
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 4*
    BIO 227 Microbiology 4*
    BIO 252 Nutrition 3*
    BIO 341 Human Anatomy 4*
    BIO 342 Human Physiology 4*
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I 4*
    CHM 110 General Chemistry II  4*
       
    Required Correlatives  
    CORE 179B or CORE 179K What is Human Nature? 3*
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3*
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3*
    PHL 242 Applied Ethics or PHL 243 Bioethics  3*
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3*
    PSY 224 Human Development - Lifespan 3*
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3*
    THL 343 World Religions 3*
       
    Total Credits Required 55
    *used to calculate the program GPA  

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    Requirement for Pre-Nursing - Option 2

    Degree offered: Bachelor of Science 

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites  
    Credits
       
    Core Courses  
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution 4*
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, Ecology 4*
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 4*
    BIO 227 Microbiology 4*
    BIO 252 Nutrition  3*
    BIO 341 Human Anatomy 4*
    BIO 342 Human Physiology  4*
    BIO 366 Genetics 4*
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I 4
    CHM 110 General Chemistry II 4
    CHM 229 Organic Chemistry I 4
       
    Select four credits from the following: 4*
    CHM 451 Biochemistry  
    BIO 469 Cell and Molecular Biology  
       
    Required Correlatives  
    CORE 179B or CORE 179K What is Human Nature? 3**
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics  3**
    MTH 240 Calculus I 4*
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition 3*
    PHL 242 Applied Ethics or PHL 243 Bioethics 3**
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3**
    PSY 224 Human Development - Lifespan 3**
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3**
    THL 315 Introduction to Spirituality 3**
       
    Total Credits Required 75
    *used to calculate the program GPA  
    **indicates general core requirements for ODU and MCCN  

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