Southern State Community College Nursing Program Review


Southern State Community College (SSCC) is a two-year community college that was founded in 1975. It has four different campuses in Ohio that serve the Adams, Clinton, Brown, Highland and Fayette counties.

Southern State Community College has various associate degree and certificate programs available and all of the students can look into financial aid help, regardless of which program they choose to enroll in.

Southern State Community College – Nursing

This program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Associate’s Degree in Nursing Programs (ADN programs)


Associate of Applied Science Degree Nursing (AASN) Program

This nursing associates degree program takes 73 credit hours and 7 quarters to complete when taken full-time, and can be taken at the Central campus or the South campus of Southern State Community College. In a nutshell, this program entails registered nurses (RNs) taking care of sick patients and maintaining their health.

Students have the choice to finish some of the required general education courses before being admitted to this program if they wish. Staying in the program, however, would require students to maintain a minimum grade of B on every nursing course and a minimum grade of C in every other prerequisite course.

To apply, students need to submit their high school and college transcripts, if applicable. They also need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and a minimum ACT score of 21. A minimum grade of C would also be required for several high school courses.

Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

Nursing Transition Pathway

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who may want to get a degree can take this program through this particular pathway instead.

To apply, students need to submit their high school and college transcripts, if applicable. They also need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and should have taken the standardized LPN knowledge test and received the minimum required score within the last two years.

Aside from that, students will also need to have a minimum of 500 hours work experience as an LPN within the last two years, a valid nursing licensure and a minimum grade of C in the necessary prerequisite courses.

Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

Certificate Programs

Practical Nursing (PN)

This program takes 50 credit hours and 4 quarters to complete and can be taken at the Central campus of Southern State Community College. In general, this program consists of regular classes, clinical experience and lab practices. In order to stay in the program, students will need to maintain a minimum grade of B on every nursing course and a minimum grade of C in every other prerequisite course.

To apply, students need to submit their high school and college transcripts, if applicable. They also need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and a minimum ACT score of 21. A minimum grade of C would also be required for several high school courses.

Graduates will be qualified to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed practical nurses and apply for the Practical Nursing Certificate.

Contact:
Southern State Community College
100 Hobart Drive,
Hillsboro, OH 45133

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