What is Nursing?

The Nursing field focuses on the care and health of people across the life span. If you enjoy helping others regain and maintain their health, this could be the career path for you.

Students in this program learn to plan and implement an individualized plan of care using evidence-based practice and technology, as well as assessing and integrating the educational needs of patients in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. They also learn to​ practice within the realm of the professional nurse as defined by law and guided by ethics. At Terra State, our Nursing students learn to think critically, develop interpersonal skills, and prepare to care for people of all ages.​ Does this describe you?


Career Opportunities

Graduates of a Nursing program can find careers in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, physician's offices, and hospitals. Learn more about this profession below or check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What degree or certificate can I earn?

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
    • RN: cohort admitted in Fall and Spring
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
    • LPN to RN: cohort admitted in Fall
  • Terra State Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
    Heidelberg University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


The Nursing program is accredited by the:

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

The nursing program is approved for eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) by:

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Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215

Year NCLEX pass rate Graduation rate Employment rate
2017 92.50% 79.1% 100%
2018 82.86% 72.2% 100%
2019 83.33% 71.1% 100%

What are my transfer options?

Terra State has many articulation agreements with four-year institutions where students can transfer to earn their Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSN). These include:

  • Ashland University
  • Chamberlain University
  • DeSales University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Lourdes University
  • Ohio University
  • Western Governor University

What style of classes are offered in the Nursing program?

The Nursing program offers day classes that are either on campus or hybrid.

Meet our Nursing faculty

Our Nursing faculty are happy to answer any questions you have about the program.

Faculty & Staff Directory

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