Formerly known as Lima Technical College, James A. Rhodes State College was officially chartered as a state-assisted public higher learning institution in 1971 and now provides career education programs and degrees, industry and business consulting, and non-credit workforce development. The name has been shortened and the college is now more commonly known as Rhodes State College (RSC).
James A. Rhodes State College also provides programs for high school students, wherein they can get high school or college credit by attending college classes. This gives them the opportunity to challenge themselves and jumpstart their college careers early on. Students will need to meet the eligibility requirements first, but the programs are easy to apply for.
With more than 4,100 students, Rhodes State College hopes to instill the values of caring, integrity, responsibility, quality and respect in them through its practices and policies.
James A. Rhodes State College – Division of Nursing
The nursing program of James A. Rhodes State College exists for qualified students who are interested in becoming part of a health team that provides patient care. It has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Associate Degree Program for Registered Nursing (RN)
This program revolves around the traits of each student, the general nursing process, and the main ideas of Associate Degree Nursing, as required by the National League of Nursing.
Weekend and evening classes might not always be available for this program and will depend on the availability of instructors in the field.
To apply, students will need to have a minimum grade of C in specific program courses and all required science courses, a minimum of 2.5 as their college GPA, a state-approved nurse aide training certificate of completion, and proof of enough mental and physical health to join the nursing program.
Graduates will obtain an Associate Degree of Applied Science and will be able to sit for the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse in Ohio.
LPN to ADN Transition Program
This special program exists for any Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) that wants to extend their study courses and get in with advanced standing. This program must be completed in five years or less.
To apply, students need to meet the same requirements as other students, as well as be graduates of practical nursing and have proof of a valid license.
Practical Nursing Certificate
This certificate program exists to prepare graduates to provide basic bedside care as practical nurses in the presence of registered nurses or doctors. This certificate program can be completed in one year, but students can request to extend this time due to employment commitments, academic deficiencies or mere personal choices.
To apply for this certificate program, students need to have a high school diploma, a minimum grade of C in all of their required coursework, a minimum of 2.0 as their college GPA, and proof of enough mental and physical health to join the nursing program.
Graduates will be able to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses, but are still encouraged to complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive,
Lima, OH 45804