Holzer School of Nursing & Allied Health

Mission

 The mission of the Holzer School of Nursing & Allied Health is to provide the learner with the opportunity to attain a high quality and high value education. To this end the Holzer School of Nursing & Allied Health provides the learner the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenges and opportunities encountered in the allied health & nursing professions. Recent emphasis on promotion of health, prevention of illness, as well as advances in caring for the ill, has opened new areas of employment and has created added responsibilities for practicing nurses. An emphasis on the unique lifelong learning needs of the learner in the Holzer School of Nursing & Allied Health will promote successful careers, and professional citizenship.

 

Nursing Degree Programs

RN-BSN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Traditional RN

Associate Degree Nursing

 

Applying for Admission to RN & LPN-RN Programs 

Traditional RN (Associate Degree Nursing)

LPN-RN Advanced Placement Track (On-Campus and Hybrid)

Do not submit more than one nursing program application per academic year (though you may apply for both LPN-RN On-Campus and Hybrid). If information needs to be updated or you wish to inquire about your status, please contact:

Step by Step: LPN-RN Students

Step

Submit online application

Submit specific LPN-RN Application ((Online – Fall start) or (On-Campus – Summer start))

Submit all official college transcript(s)

Submit final official high school transcript/GED

Submit college transcript(s) if any college courses were taken in high school

Submit ACT scores (if applicable)

File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov – School Code 003116

Visit University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College

Register for Orientation

Allied Health Programs

AHC

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

DMS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

HCA

Health Care Administration

 

RAD

Radiologic Technology

 

RCP

Respiratory Care Practitioner

SaES

Sports and Exercise Studies

Certificates

Applying for Admission to Allied Health Programs

  • Application Deadline: April 1 (each year) 
  • Prerequisite Courses: High school or college biology, algebra, and chemistry passed with a grade of “C” or higher
  • ACT Composite score of 20 or higher for DMS (required of high school graduates within last 5 years)
  • RAD requires an ACT composite score of 20 or higher for all applicants.
  • RAD Requirement: High school or college physics passed with a grade of “C” or higher OR high school physical science passed with grade of “C” or higher
  • High school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Current high school and college transcripts attached to applications
  • General admission/acceptance status of University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College
  • You may apply for more than one program; you would need to fill out each program’s application form. Application forms are listed below.
  • For complete information on any of these programs, see Fact Sheets.
  • Send applications to:

University of Rio Grande,
Attn:  Allied Health Programs,
218 N. College Avenue, Rio Grande, OH 45674

or fax them to (740) 245-7440 Attn: Stephanie Wells-Mullins.

For questions or assistance, please contact the program directors listed on the fact sheets or contact:

Allied Health Program Applications

Application deadline for RAD RCP & DMS is April 1, 2021

Step by Step: Allied Health Program Students Application Process
Step

Submit online application

Submit Special program application (DMS, Radiology, Respiratory) Deadline in April 1st (if applicable)

Submit final official high school transcript/GED

Submit ACT scores

Submit college transcript(s) if any college courses were taken in high school

File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov – School Code 003116

Visit University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College

Register for Orientation

Assessment

Assessment of End of Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate Degree Nursing

Assessment of end of program student earning outcomes is an on-going process within the University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing A variety of activities  are used to assess student learning.

Licensure Examination Pass Rate – performance on the NCLEX-RN for first-time test takers

Program Completion Rate- Percentage of students who graduate within a defined period of time. The definition used by ACEN for the program Completion rate is the number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course.

Job Placement Rate- Percentage of graduates responding to a graduate survey who were employed in a position for which the prepared them in six-12 months after graduating.

Accreditation

The University of Rio Grande is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing Associate Degree Nursing Programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326.  Contact number: 404-975-5000

The University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing, baccalaureate RN-BSN nursing program at the University of Rio Grande and the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College located in Rio Grande, Ohio is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

 

The University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College meets the state education requirements for a registered nurse license in the states of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia , Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has determined that the Associate Degree nursing program at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College does not meet the state education requirements in the states of Alabama, American Samoa, Oregon, and Virginia or any other US Territory.

 

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.

Military

Credits from other institutions will transfer based on the policies and the procedures documented in the college catalog. The transfer of nursing course credits will be assessed on a case by case basis using student learning outcomes, course requirements and the curriculum plan to determine eligibility. The program reserves the right to determine the acceptability of nursing transfer credits in accord with its mission and goals. Transfer credit for nursing courses will not be considered for transfer if the student has failed any nursing courses in their previous programs. Military credit will transfer if appropriate to the requirement s of the curriculum plan for the program. The Joint Services Transcript will be used to determine transfer credit eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your program accredited?
The University of Rio Grande Holzer School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and has provisional approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

Additional FAQs are listed within each individual program.

Faculty & Staff

Name

Email

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(740) 245-7412
Assistant Professor of Nursing
(740) 245-7202
Professor of Radiologic Technology
(740) 245-7319
Instructor of Medical Coding and Billing
(740) 288-0284
Director, Radiologic Technology Program
(740) 245-7447
Secretary
(740) 245-7302
Adjunct Nursing Instructor
(740) 245-7302
Dean College of Professional and Technical Studies
(740) 245-7302
Assistant Professor of Sports and Exercise Studies
(740) 245-7492
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
(740) 416-0891
Assistant Professor of Nursing
(740) 245-7306
Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education
(740) 245-7491
Assistant Professor of Nursing
(740) 245-7253
Head Coach of Men's Cross Country
(740) 245-7487

Locations

The Holzer School of Nursing is located in McKenzie Hall on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.

Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
Primary Contact: nursing@rio.edu

For more information contact:

Programs in Allied Health are located in Davis Careers Center on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.

Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
Primary Contact: alliedhealth@rio.edu

For more information contact:

McKenzie Hall

Holzer School of Nursing University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College McKenzie Hall

 

 

 

Davis Careers Center

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