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    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook


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Program of Study

Students in this program learn to provide safe, quality, compassionate care to diverse populations, engage in clinical judgment, and participate in quality improvement processes to improve patient outcomes. The students also participate in team work and collaboration, and use leadership, management, legal and ethical principles to guide practice.

BIO 1240  and BIO 1245  must be completed before the second semester of the Nursing program.

The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:

1. Provide safe, quality, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.

2. Engage in clinical judgment when making patient-centered care and other nursing decisions.

3. Participate in quality improvement processes to improve patient care outcomes.

4. Participate in teamwork and collaboration with all members of the healthcare team including the patient.

5. Use information technology and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support clinical judgment.

6. Use leadership, management, legal, and ethical principles to guide practice as a Registered Nurse.



  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Total Technical Credit Hours: 34

Total General Education and Related Credit Hours: 31

Total Credit Hours: 65

Program Admission Requirements for RN degree program:

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) submitted to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services.
  2. GPA of 2.8 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses). Must receive a grade of “C” or better in all nursing program general education courses, in a maximum of two attempts in the past 5 years.  Withdrawl from any nursin gprogram general education education course counts as an attempt. 
  3. Science courses (Anatomy & Physiology & lab and Microbiology & lab) completed more than five years prior to application to the nursing program must be retaken.
  4. Have completed Anatomy and Physiology I class and lab with a grade of C or better.
  5. Have completed English Comp with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed General Psychology with a grade of C or better.
  7. Achieve ATI TEAS Exam score of PROFICIENT or ACT minimum 20 composite score within the last 3 years. Maximum of 2 attempts.
  8. Applicants ranked on a point system. Admission decisions made based on total accumulated points.  
  9. Must complete Anatomy and Physiology II class and lab before the second semester of the Nursing program.

See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

The Associate Degree nursing program at Terra State Community College located in Fremont, Ohio is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The associate degree program is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. 

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