Associate Degree in Nursing
Upon completion of six quarters (66 weeks) of the Hondros College Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum, the graduate will receive an Associate Degree in Nursing and be certified to the OBN who will determine the student’s eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX© -RN).
Associate Degree Program Outcomes:
Within the scope of practice for the licensed registered nurse, the graduate will meet the client’s needs by:
1. Using critical thinking, the nursing process, and current standards of practice in developing plans of care based on developmental, biological, physiological, socio-cultural, religious and spiritual, and teaching/learning needs of clients.
2. Practicing within the 3 nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing.
3. Performing basic and complex therapeutic interventions using nursing knowledge, advanced skills, and current technology in a competent and safe manner.
4. Acting as a client advocate showing caring, empathy, and respect for the rights, beliefs, property, and dignity of the individual.
5. Applying knowledge of effective therapeutic communication techniques when interacting with clients and their families.
6. Demonstrating leadership and professional account ability, appropriate delegation of tasks, and supervision of assistive and unlicensed personnel, and licensed practical nurses.
7. Managing care within a multidisciplinary health care delivery system by collaborating and communicating effectively with members of the health care team.
8. Practicing with the profession’s ethical and legal framework, and being accountable for one’s own nursing practice and professional growth.
9. Demonstrating an awareness of community concepts, current trends in health care, and world health issues and their impact on individuals and health care.
- Students will take classroom, online and clinical courses.
- Students can enroll into the program 4 times per year (January, April, July, and October).
- The program is offered at our Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland campuses.
- The RN program requires approximately 12 hours of clinical practice per week depending on the course. Clinical shifts are usually 6-12 hours in length, and may be scheduled during the day, evening, or on the weekends. We have clinical agreements with large and small hospitals, long term care facilities, hospice, and surgery clinics to provide a thorough, hands-on learning experience for our students.
- Course study will include advanced nursing concepts and patient care-related subjects.
- The ADN program will take students who have already completed a PN program 6 quarters to complete. For additonal information, click here.
- Successful completion will result in ability to apply to take the NCLEX-RN in order to practice as an RN.