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What is Pre-Nursing?
Registered nurses (RNs) perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. RNs record patient medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.
RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illness or injury, including post-treatment home care needs, diet and exercise programs, and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. RNs also run general health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives, and public seminars on various conditions.
RNs can specialize in one or more patient care specialties. The most common specialties can be divided into roughly four categories--
- by work setting or type of treatment
- by disease, ailment, or condition
- by organ or body system type
- by population
RNs may combine specialties from more than one area—for example, pediatric oncology or cardiac emergency—depending on their personal interest and their employer’s needs.
This program provides you with the first year of study needed to become a registered nurse (RN) with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semesterr. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.
You should plan to start pre-nursing in the fall because the required basic series of foundation coursework starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
You should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. You must be able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess patients’ conditions, and determine when consultation is required. You need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses. A high tolerance for blood, other bodily fluids and odors is also essential.
The pre-nursing program is rigorous and requires students to study/prepare outside of the classroom setting. Though some students do work, many find it difficult to be successful in this program while working many hours. You are expected to spend a minimum of two to three hours of outside study per week for each credit hour of college coursework you take. (That means if you are taking a full-time course load of 15 credit hours, you should expect to spend another 30 to 45 hours of time on your own studying and doing homework. Add to that the 15 hours you are already spending in class and you will not have much time to spend on a job. Remember, good grades are very important, so you will not want to skip study time either. Nursing is something you must commit to.)
Employment opportunities for nursing graduates include the following:
- shift supervisor
- floor director
- training director
- nurse practitioner
- school nurse
- nursing home director
You must pass a licensing exam before you may enter the practice of nursing. If you acquire your bachelor’s degree (BSN) as well as your RN, you will have more choice in career opportunities and future promotions.
You should note that when you apply for the state licensing exam, you will be required to indicate whether or not you have been convicted of a felony or other crime. If you have, it will very likely disqualify you from licensure.
The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
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