Community Mercy Health Partners Nursing Program Review

Community Mercy Health Partners (CMHP) provides top quality services for various stages of life with their hospitals, retirement communities, nursing homes, outreach services and rehab services in Champaign and Clark Counties.

Community Mercy Health Partners – Springfield Regional School of Nursing

CMHP’s affiliate, Springfield Regional School of Nursing (SRSN) offers a hospital-based program for registered nursing that lasts two years and emphasizes more on clinical experience. Students will also be given an Associate of Arts in Health Science if they complete an Urbana University residency.

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

Nursing Courses

The nursing program at SRSN is meant to last two years or five semesters and all prerequisite courses need to be completed beforehand. The nursing courses that are available are as follows: Nurse Aide Training, Pharmacological Math I, Pharmacological Math II, Seminar for Academic Success I, Seminar for Academic Success II, LPN to RN Transition, Nursing I, Nursing Seminar I, Nursing II, Nursing Seminar II, Nursing Informatics, Seminar for Academic Success III, Seminar for Academic Success IV, Nursing III, Nursing Seminar III, and Nursing IV.

The nursing clinical laboratory experiences, on the other hand, include classroom lab practice, special care areas, acute care areas, intensive care areas, mental health agencies, extended care agencies, maternal care agencies, child care agencies and community-based experiences.

Nurse Aide Training Program (NATP)

This course takes 85 hours to complete. Students will need to show proof of a valid negative 2-step TB test to apply for the program. Graduates will get a certificate and will be able to sit for the State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) exam.

To graduate from the nursing program, students need to earn at least 71 semester hours: 22 on general education and 49 on nursing, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, get at least a C in every nursing course taken, and meet all financial obligations.

Graduates will get an Associate of Arts in Health Sciences if the criteria is met and can apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Financial Assistance

Students in need of financial assistance can look into the following sources: the SRSN Loan, the Federal Nursing Student Loan, the Federal Direct Loan Program, the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Work-Study Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Ohio Air National Guard Scholarship, the Veteran’s Educational Benefits, the Ohio War Orphan’s Scholarship and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Thanks to the generosity of area foundations and organizations, the amount of emergency loan funds and scholarships available is very limited. The students will be chosen depending on different factors, like their academic potential, financial need, funding level availability and achievements.

Every student that gets financial assistance in the end will need to maintain good grades while studying at the SRSN, as well.

Community Mercy Health Partners
1 S. Limestone Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 688
Springfield, OH 45502