One Plus One Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program

The OMCC One Plus One Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is authorized by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges & Schools and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN examination after completing the first 40-week component of training. Students may also choose to transition into the second year of the program, which builds upon the knowledge acquired during the first part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion of second year of training, graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become licensed as Registered Nurses.

The advanced placement option allows current Licensed Practical Nurses who graduated from other approved practical nursing programs to transfer up to 60 credit hours of Practical Nursing credits towards this program, continue their education at OMCC, and become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination upon graduation.

The One Plus One Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program has the advantage of allowing the student to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam after just one year of education. This flexibility allows students to pick the best education options tailored to their own career goals and aspirations.

Career Description

OMCC One Plus One Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program prepares students to respond to the needs of patients suffering from illness or injury, and to provide care and cater to the needs of patients in a variety of settings, including operating rooms, ambulatory care, intensive care, physicians offices, health care clinics, or specialized practices. If you are an active Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and willing to pursue higher level of professional education, this program is the right choice to meet your personal goal.

Graduates will receive an associate degree upon program completion and become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. NCLEX-RN is required in order to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. It is a computer-based exam and varies in length, covering four major Client Needs categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.

Academic Calendar

» Class Schedule

OMCC One Plus One Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is divided into five ten-week terms with one-week break in between each term. We offer both day and evening classes:

Class Program Length
Day Class 90 weeks; 133 credit hours
Evening Class 90 weeks; 133 credit hours

» Program Calendar

Day Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
May 15, 2023 June 7, 2024 June 21, 2024
October 16, 2023 November 8, 2024 November 22, 2024
April 1, 2024 April 25, 2025 May 9, 2025
September 2, 2024 September 26, 2025 October 10, 2025
February 17, 2025 March 13, 2026 March 27, 2026
July 21, 2025 August 14, 2026 August 28, 2026
January 5, 2026 January 29, 2027 February 12, 2027

Evening Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
July 31, 2023 August 23, 2024 September 6, 2024
January 15, 2024 February 7, 2025 February 21, 2025
June 17, 2024 July 11, 2025 July 25, 2025
November 18, 2024 December 12, 2025 January 9, 2026
May 5, 2025 May 29, 2026 June 12, 2026
October 6, 2025 October 30, 2026 November 13, 2026
March 23, 2026 April 16, 2027 April 30, 2027

Career Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries, explaining post-treatment home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. Some RNs may work to promote general health by educating the public on warning signs and symptoms of disease. RNs also might run general health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives, and public seminars on various conditions.

When caring for patients, RNs establish a care plan or contribute to an existing plan. Plans may include numerous activities, such as administering medication, including careful checking of dosages and avoiding interactions; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines for fluid, medication, blood, and blood products; administering therapies and treatments; observing the patient and recording those observations; and consulting with physicians and other healthcare clinicians. Some RNs provide direction to licensed practical nurses and nursing aides regarding patient care.

Career Outlook

According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population, given that older people typically have more medical problems than younger people. Nurses also will be needed to educate and care for patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.

The financial pressure on hospitals to discharge patients as soon as possible may result in more people being admitted to long-term care facilities and outpatient care centers and in greater need for healthcare at home. Job growth is expected in facilities that provide long-term rehabilitation for stroke and head injury patients and in facilities that treat people with Alzheimer's disease. In addition, because many older people prefer to be treated at home or in residential care facilities, registered nurses will be in demand in those settings.

Growth is also expected to be faster than average in outpatient care centers, where patients do not stay overnight, such as those that provide same-day chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and surgery. In addition, a large number of procedures, including sophisticated procedures previously done only in hospitals, are now done in ambulatory care settings and physicians' offices.

Document Checklist

  • Completed application form, emergency contact form, and student enrollment agreement

  • Valid photo ID and social security card

  • An official high school transcript or equivalent (GED)

  • Licensure:
    • Advanced Placement: Active, unrestricted Practical Nurse licensure

    • One Plus One: Certification of completion from a state-approved Certified Nurse Aide training program or Medical Assistant certification

    • Current OMCC Practical Nursing students please check with Program Director for details
  • Current, active CPR card (through Red Cross or American Heart Association)

  • Pass Entrance Exam (NPET). Exams are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 am and 2:30 pm. Study guide available for review
    • Current OMCC Practical Nursing students please check with Program Director for details
  • Physical exam and two-step Mantoux tuberculin tests (for TB) within last year

  • Record of current immunizations including two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); chickenpox; hepatitis B; diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT) - childhood record and tetanus within last 10 years

  • Submit to fingerprinting criminal background check through both FBI & BCI

  • Two letters of professional recommendation

  • Any college or university transcripts for transfer credit

  • Offered in These Location(s)

  • Dayton Main Campus

  • Study Resources