The mission of the Holzer School of Nursing is to provide the learner with the opportunity to attain a high quality and high value education. To this end 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.
The School of Nursing strives to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenge and opportunities encountered in the nursing profession. Recent emphasis on promotion of health, prevention of illness, as well as advances in caring for the ill, has opened new areas of employment and has created added responsibilities for practicing nurses.
Assessment of End of Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate Degree Nursing
Assessment of end of program student earning outcomes is an on-going process within the University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing A variety of activities are used to assess student learning.
Licensure Examination Pass Rate – performance on the NCLEX-RN for first-time test takers
Program Completion Rate- Percentage of students who graduate within a defined period of time. The definition used by ACEN for the program Completion rate is the number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course.
Job Placement Rate- Percentage of graduates responding to a graduate survey who were employed in a position for which the prepared them in six-12 months after graduating.
The University of Rio Grande is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Contact number: 404-975-5000
The University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing RN-BSN Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA Contact number: 404-975-5000.
Credits from other institutions will transfer based on the policies and the procedures documented in the college catalog. The transfer of nursing course credits will be assessed on a case by case basis using student learning outcomes, course requirements and the curriculum plan to determine eligibility. The program reserves the right to determine the acceptability of nursing transfer credits in accord with its mission and goals. Transfer credit for nursing courses will not be considered for transfer if the student has failed any nursing courses in their previous programs. Military credit will transfer if appropriate to the requirement s of the curriculum plan for the program. The Joint Services Transcript will be used to determine transfer credit eligibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your program accredited?
The University of Rio Grande Holzer School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and has provisional approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).
Additional FAQs are listed within each individual program.
Applying for Admission to RN & LPN-RN Programs
Traditional RN (Associate Degree Nursing)
- Apply for Fall 2019 Traditional RN (2019 admission has closed)
- Application deadline: Monday, January 7, 2019
LPN-RN Advanced Placement Track (On-Campus and Hybrid)
- Apply for Summer 2019 LPN-RN On-Campus (2019 admission has closed)
- The LPN-RN bridge programs are for current licensed practical nurses only.
- There is no application deadline for LPN-RN On-Campus or Online. Applications will be accepted until all entrance exam seats are filled.
Do not submit more than one nursing program application per academic year (though you may apply for both LPN-RN On-Campus and Online). If information needs to be updated or you wish to inquire about your status, please contact:
Step by Step: LPN-RN Students
Submit specific LPN-RN Application ((Online – Fall start) or (On-Campus – Summer start))
Submit all official college transcript(s)
Submit final official high school transcript/GED
Submit college transcript(s) if any college courses were taken in high school
Submit ACT scores (if applicable)
File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov – School Code 003116
The Holzer School of Nursing is located in McKenzie Hall on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.
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