Nursing is a rewarding profession that combines technology with caring to assist people in obtaining and maintaining optimal health.
Stark State College offers three nursing program cohorts:
Refer to the SSC academic calendar for the exact dates.
Basic ADN day and evening/weekend programs - the last day of the spring semester for the following Fall admission.
RN Completion for Paramedic - the last day of the spring semester for the following fall admission
RN Completion for the LPN - the last day of the spring semester for the fall Alliance and main campus sites. The first day of the fall semester for the Spring Wayne site.
Stark State College’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program has full approval status by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN can be contacted at: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 440-975-5000; Fax: 404-975-5020; Website: www.acenursing.org
Criminal Background checks will be required for al nursing student before beginning nursing courses and on an annual basis. Depending on the individual’s criminal background, it may not be possible to provide required clinical placements.
According to Section 4723.28 of the Ohio Revised Code, nursing students are responsible for informing the department chair/director of nursing, early and during the program, of any misdemeanor related to alcohol or drugs, or felony convictions so that students may be informed of the steps the Ohio Board of Nursing will take before considering their application to sit for the licensing examination.
According to Ohio HB327: anyone previously convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for an egregious felony will be precluded from initial licensure. Egregious felonies are: aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping, rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated arson, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
Candidates who wish to sit for the NCLEX-RN (Registered Nurse Licensing Examination) will be required to submit their fingerprints to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
For more details, contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Web site at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov
The Stark State College ADN Program has the following written articulation agreements in place for RN to BSN completion programs with the following Universities: