Starting with applications for summer 2019 admission, you must complete all prerequisite coursework for the Graduate Entry option prior to submitting your application. Prerequisite coursework completed after the application deadline will not be considered towards admission requirements.
You must complete the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) prior to the application deadline. A grade of B- or better is required in each prerequisite course. Only one course in each subject area needs to be completed.
If a course you have taken or would like to take is not listed here, please visit the Ohio Equivalencies or Transferology websites to see if the course is listed.
We will evaluate the course based on the information you provide. All prerequisite courses must be pre-approved to count towards admission. Approval is not guaranteed.
To take undergraduate courses at Ohio State prior to being accepted to a degree-seeking program, you must first apply as an Extended Education student. Applications can be completed through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) website. Please contact the ODEE to learn more about enrollment as a continuing education student at (614) 292-8860, or e-mail email@example.com.
All body systems, with a lab (3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits, lab completed in person)
Basic Human Anatomy
Advanced Human Anatomy for Undergraduates
All body systems (3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits)
Drug classifications and their therapeutic uses (2 semester credits or 3 quarter credits)
Introductory Pharmacology for Nurses
Introduction to General Pharmacology
Pharmacology: How Drugs Work
Pharmacological Aspects of Practice in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Microorganisms and their interaction with human experience, with lab (3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits, lab completed in person)
Basic & Practical Microbiology
Nutrition throughout the lifecycle, including sociopsychological factors (3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits)
Human Nutrition 2210
Science of Human Nutrition
Human Nutrition 2310
Fundamentals of Nutrition
After you are offered admission to the college, you will be required to complete a Nursing Assistant course before beginning the master’s program. Verification should not be sent until requested by College of Nursing Compliance. Please do not submit any SNA related forms prior to that time.
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The course must include a minimum of 16 hours of direct patient care (clinical). Online courses are not acceptable.
Credit earned from the course does not apply towards degree completion.
This requirement may be met in one of three ways:
Copy of STNA certification.
Copy of proof of Nursing Assistant course completion (without certification).
Verification of current or previous employment as a Nursing Assistant, Nurse Aide, STNA, PCA, SNA or CNA. Your current employer must complete the Verification SNA skills.
Many high schools, technical schools, health care agencies, and other community colleges also offer Nursing Assistant courses. You do not need to take the state certification examination (NATCEP).
To find an appropriate Nursing Assistant course, search the web using "NA classes (state name) or (city name)" or "CNA classes (state name) or (city name)" or use cnaclasses.org. Additionally, you may locate a course in Ohio by contacting the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program ("NATCEP") at (614) 752-8285.