Nursing

Welcome to the accredited Holzer School of Nursing.

Program Overview

The Holzer School of Nursing provides the learner the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenges and opportunities encountered in the nursing profession.  An emphasis on the unique lifelong learning needs of the learner in the Holzer School of Nursing will promote successful careers and professional citizenship.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the associate degree-nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
  • Function as a provider of nursing care for patients at various stages of growth and development in diverse health care delivery settings.
  • Use the nursing process to identify patient needs and provide effective nursing care focusing on promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  • Use principles of teaching and learning to provide health education to patients and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for self-development and continued lifelong learning.
  • Use effective communication and collaborative skills in interactions with patients and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate accountability for nursing practice within the profession’s legal/ethical framework.
  • Organize and direct nursing care for individual patients, small groups of patients and families.
     

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Bonnie Allen-Smith

  • Director of the School of Nursing

Nursing Degrees

Nursing (ADN)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

The  Associate Degree Nursing program is a two (2)  year  ( 4 semesters and 1 summer term) program. The ADN prepares you to provide direct nursing care to clients in structured healthcare settings as well as be prepared to go on to BSN.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the associate degree-nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
  • Function as a provider of nursing care for patients at various stages of growth and development in diverse health care delivery settings.
  • Use the nursing process to identify patient needs and provide effective nursing care focusing on promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  • Use principles of teaching and learning to provide health education to patients and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for self-development and continued lifelong learning.
  • Use effective communication and collaborative skills in interactions with patients and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate accountability for nursing practice within the profession’s legal/ethical framework.
  • Organize and direct nursing care for individual patients, and small groups of patients and families.

Sample Courses

  • AHC 13101  Tech & Res Strat for Nursing    
  • BIO 10104  Prin Hum Anat & Phys I    
  • LA 10101  Gateway to Success    
  • MTH 11903  Mathematics for Nurses

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Holzer School of Nursing
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
65
Requirements
Continuation in the Nursing Program requires a grade of “C” or better for all required nursing and science courses and a “satisfactory” designation for the clinical experience in nursing courses where this is a requirement.

LPN to RN (ADN)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

This program is a three semester advanced placement track for LPN’s desiring to become RN’s. Students receive transfer credit for their LPN course work, complete a transitions semester and then join the associate degree nursing program for the second year of the program during Fall Semester. The program is completed Spring Semester.

The Nursing program is an integral part of the University.  Nursing faculty members believe that the best preparation for a career in nursing includes not only the study of nursing and the sciences, but a broad liberal arts education as well. This combination promotes the development   of the student both as a nurse and member of society.  Nursing students have an opportunity to participate in general education classes on campus or online with students majoring in other fields of study. Classroom learning and library work take place on the University campus.

This program is designed to be completed in three (3) semesters on a full-time basis, some students may choose to take more time for a variety of reasons. Those students who wish to progress in school at a slower pace may do so by electing to complete some or all of the general education course requirements prior to applying for admission and being admitted into the Nursing Program. Once a student is admitted into the Nursing Program, however, all general education courses and nursing courses must be taken in sequence and be successfully completed prior to enrolling in the next semester. Continuation in the Nursing Program requires a grade of “C” or better for all required nursing courses and a “satisfactory” designation for the clinical experience in nursing courses where this is a requirement.

Clinical learning experiences are provided in healthcare settings with the elderly, adults, children, new mothers and newborn infants, at a variety of hospitals, community health agencies and clinics. Advanced Placement Track LPN-RN on-campus students are required to complete 45 total weeks of clinical throughout the Nursing Program. Clinical experiences are assigned within an 80-mile radius of the University. Transportation to and from the University and clinical agency sites (or field trip locations) is the responsibility of the nursing student.

Nursing faculty supervise students while scheduled for experiences in the clinical agencies. Field trips are also scheduled to various out-of-town specialty units and hospitals. Technical nursing skills and procedures are learned and practiced in the on-campus Nursing Skills Laboratory.

A nursing faculty member is responsible for advising individuals interested in the Nursing Program and will clarify the process which is required for possible acceptance into the Program. Enrollment in University courses neither implies nor guarantees a student eventual acceptance into the Nursing Program. 

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate is awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Technology (AAS Degree). Nursing students must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years of their semester of initial enrollment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon completion of the associate degree-nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
  2. Function as a provider of nursing care for patients at various stages of growth and development in diverse health care delivery settings.
  3. Use the nursing process to identify patient needs and provide effective nursing care focusing on promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  4. Use principles of teaching and learning to provide health education to patients and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  5. Demonstrate responsibility for self-development and continued lifelong learning.
  6. Use effective communication and collaborative skills in interactions with patients and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for nursing practice within the profession’s legal/ethical framework.
  8. Organize and direct nursing care for individual patients, small groups of patients and families.

Sample Courses

  • AHC 13101  Tech & Res Strat for Nursing    
  • BIO 10104  Prin Hum Anat & Phys I    
  • LA 10101  Gateway to Success    
  • MTH 11903  Mathematics for Nurses

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Science
Campus Location
  • Off Campus
College or School
  • Holzer School of Nursing
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Some courses offered online
  • Some courses required online
Total Credit Hours
68

Nursing RN-BSN (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

BSN is designed for working Registered Nurses wanting to further their nursing career to better serve patients. The only requirement is a valid state license. This is an opportunity to elevate your education and career. We fit the schedule to your needs. You may take a full or part-time schedule and classes are completely online.

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize and integrate knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, nursing theory, and research into professional nursing practice.
  • Integrate principles of communication and collaboration with members of the health care team to promote movement toward optimal levels of health for patients.
  • Integrate and synthesize the concepts and principles of critical thinking into the practice of nursing to facilitate participation in effecting change in the delivery of health care to society.
  • Integrate leadership and management skills utilizing ethical decision-making and evidence-based practice.
  • Develop an individualized plan for personal continued learning and professional growth as a method for adjusting to changes occurring within the health care system.

* Patients represent individuals, families, groups, or communities.

Sample Courses

  • BIO 49303 Pathophysiology for Healthcare Prof    
  • NUR 30304 Concepts of Prof Nursing    
  • NUR 30707 Clinical Decision Making    
  • NUR 31303 Healthcare Ethics

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Holzer School of Nursing
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses offered online
Total Credit Hours
120
Requirements
Valid RN license in any state. During program a grade of “C” or better is required in all nursing theory courses and a “satisfactory” designation is required for the clinical experience in nursing courses where this a requirement.
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The University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing Associate Degree Nursing Programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) located at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326.  Contact number: 404-975-5000

The University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing, the baccalaureate RN-BSN nursing program at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College located in Rio Grande, Ohio is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Contact Number: (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program

Pathways to ADN

Whether you are beginning right out of high school, making a career change, or have been working as a licensed practical nurse for several years, Rio offers several ways to become a registered nurse. They are flexible and designed to meet your needs.  Part-time and full-time opportunities to achieve your dreams of being a nurse.

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