Curriculum and Course Descriptions

We offer a wide variety of courses for students so they may build the skills they need to be a nurturing and effective Registered Nurse (RN). For our Affiliating College Courses through La Roche College, please see our School of Nursing Catalog on our school’s main page .

Program Course Credit Earned

  • 50 Nursing Credit Equivalents
  • 30 College Credits for Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, English I and II, Psychology, Sociology, and Ethics
  • You qualify to take the state licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN)

The Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing
Academic Curriculum Calendar
Class of 2019

First Year

 Fall I – Mini Session (6 weeks)
August 21, 2017 – October 20, 2017
Fall I – Term II (10 weeks)
October 23, 2017 – December 15, 2017
Fundamentals of Nursing I: 5 credits
(4 theory / 1 clinical)
Fundamentals of Nursing II: 5 credits
(3 theory / 2 clinical)
A & P I w/ Lab: 4 credits*
Microbiology w/ Lab: 4 credits*
*Affiliating College courses begin:
August 2017 (date TBD)
WINTER BREAK:
December 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Credit(s) Completed: 5 credits Credit(s) Completed: 13 credits
Spring I – Term I (8 weeks)
January 2, 2018  – February 23, 2018
Spring I – Term II (8 weeks)
March 5, 2018 – April 27, 2018
Medical – Surgical Nursing I: 6 credits
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
Medical – Surgical Nursing II: 6 credits
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
A & P II w/ Lab: 4 credits*
SPRING BREAK:
February 26, 2018 – March 2, 2018
Credit(s) Completed: 6 credits Credit(s) Completed: 10 credits
Summer 1 – Term 1 (8 weeks) April 30th, 2018 – June 22, 2018
Introduction to Psychology: 3 credits*
Introduction to Sociology: 3 credits*
Nursing Ethics: 3 credits*
Credit(s) Completed: 9 credits

Second Year

 Fall II- Term I (8 weeks)
August 28, 2017 – October 20, 2017
Fall II- Term II (8 weeks)
October 23, 2017 – December 15, 2017
Mental Health / Developing Family / Medical-Surgical III: 6 credits
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
Mental Health / Developing Family / Medical-Surgical III: 6 credits (4 theory / 2 clinical)
English (I) – (16 weeks):
3 credits*
Nutrition (16 weeks):
3 credits*
WINTER BREAK:
December 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Credit(s) Completed: 6 credits Credit(s) Completed: 12 credits
Spring II – Term I (8 weeks)
January 2, 2019 – February 22, 2019
Spring II – Term II (10 weeks)
March 4, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Mental Health / Developing Family /
Medical- Surgical III:
6 credits (4 theory / 2 clinical)
Nursing Leadership:
10 credits (4 theory / 6 clinical)
English II – (16 weeks): 3 credits*
Ends April 17, 2019
SPRING BREAK:
February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019
Graduation Ceremony:
May 10, 2019
Credit(s) Completed: 6 credits Credit(s) Completed: 13 credits
  • One (1) Nursing Clinical Credit is equivalent to (45) clock hours
  • One (1) Nursing (and college course) Theory credit is equivalent to (15) clock hours
  • Credits are used to calculate QPA
  • Add/Drop class policy is at the end of each first week/per term, without penalty
  • Students rotate each Second Year specialty nursing course every 8 weeks during the first three terms.

Schedule Subject to Change

  • * -Denotes College Credit(s) – Total 30 credits- 465 clock hours
  • Nursing Credit Equivalents – Total 50 – credits – 855 clock hours
  • Total Program Credits/ Clock Hours – Total – 80 credits / 1320 clock hours

Class(es) indicated with * can also be counted as transferable credit – as proven by an official academic transcript by granting credit school

Course Descriptions