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registered nursing

associate degree nursing

The nursing profession deals with people: sick, injured, and well. Both registered nurses and practical nurses are an integral part of the health care team working in conjunction with various professionals to improve health care.

Where You Could Go

One hundred percent of NC State grads seeking employment in nursing are employed. In fact many Nursing graduates are employed before they graduate. Many are encouraged by their employers to continue their education.

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

Job Demand

There is a shortage of nurses locally and nationally, due to an aging workforce and an increased demand for medical services. Work settings could include: Hospitals, Extended Care Facilities, Doctors’ Offices, Private or Home Nursing, School Nursing, Hospice, Patient Education, Community Agencies.

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NC State graduates of both Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs consistently score above the national average on their licensure exams.

Program Outcomes
  2017 2016 2015 3 Year Average
Graduates 68 62 77 69%
Exam Pass Rate* 84% 84% 86% 85%
Employment Rate**        
Program Completion        

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at North Central State College is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
Phone:  404-975-5000

Accreditation Web Site: www.nlnac.org

The next evaluation for continuing accreditation by ACEN is scheduled for Spring 2019.

State of Ohio Board of Nursing Logo Ohio Approved

This program has also received the Ohio Board of Nursing Full Approval status. The last site visit was February, 2015.

Web Site: www.nursing.ohio.gov

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for Choose Ohio First scholarships, which encourage the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEM+M).  Students may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year in scholarship funding including lab fees and books.  Contact the Financial Aid office at 419-755-4899 for more information.
Local Job Openings
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job openings over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.


Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.



Curriculum Worksheet
Courses Plan by Semester
Required Courses Required Courses
Descriptions of Courses


>> Philosophy of the Nursing Program


An acceptable Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) report/FBI background check and drug screening is required in order to begin the clinical sequence. 


download PDF Associate Degree Nursing
Admission Procedures
download PDF Associate Degree Nursing Adv Standing 
Advanced Standing Admission Procedure
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Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing Articulation
Admissions Procedures

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Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing Articulation
Curriculum Worksheet


Mandatory Math Placement


Nursing Entrance Test (TEAS)


Related Certificate Programs


Kelly Gray -- Dean of Health Sciences
Melinda Roepke -- Asst. Dean/Director of Nursing
Lou Ellen Huff
Nicole Koch
Lisa Music
Vickie Rose
Tonya Stanger
Kathleen Stevick 
Sara Woodruff

For information about the RN program, please contact Aubrey Place at 419-755-4806 or 
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For information or questions about the LPN to RN Articulation program, please contact Brandon Stover, Academic Liasion at 419-755-5635 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.




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