Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Inc. Nursing Education Program - Registered Nursing (RN) Diploma Admissions
The following admissions requirements are in compliance with the Ohio Administrative Code 4723-5-12:
1. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate. Official transcripts must be sent from the originating school (or GED facility) directly to the Admissions Office of OIAH. Transcripts can be sent electronically via Parchment. Go online to Parchement.com to see if your high school or GED program can send transcripts electronically.
2. Applicant must hold a current, unrestricted licensure as a practical nurse.
3. Applicants must submit a clean 10 panel drug test. The drug test can be substituted by a more specific and/or sensitive test and tests for the following drugs; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, oxycodone, PCP, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone and ecstasy.
4. Applicants must submit a completed application to the Admissions Office including an application fee of $55.00 (except as pursuant to State Rule 3322-1-10 (F)(1)), and testing fee of $52.00. An application is considered complete when official transcripts, BCI and FBI background check, admissions questions, three letters of recommendation, drug test and Entrance Testing is complete and on file. If the student is a continuing OIAH LPN, a written letter of intent to continue into the RN program must be received at least 90 days prior to the start of the next RN program cohort in lieu of an application.
5. Student must submit to fingerprinting and a background check to maintain compliance with Ohio Administrative Code 4723-07. If results reveal and/or student has knowingly falsified waiver, then student will be removed from program. Note: Students convicted of crimes identified in ORC sections 2903-2925 and 3716 are ineligible to participate in the RN Program since they will not be permitted to participate in clinical experiences nor take the National Certification Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) upon successful completion of the program. More information can be found at www.nursing.ohio.gov. OIAH will not be responsible for making restitution of any tuition or associated program fees should it be determined that the student is found ineligible for continued participation and/or NCLEX testing during backgrounds checks.
6. Admission to the RN program is competitive; therefore potential candidates must demonstrate competency on entrance test. All students will be required to complete ATI PN Comprehensive Predictor, performed at the school via computerized testing during designated testing times only. The ATI PN Comprehensive Predictor is based on clinical related references, and includes Coordinated Care, Safety and Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, Basic Care and Comfort, Pharmacological Therapies, Reduction of Risk Potential, and Physiological Adaptation. More information about the exam is available at www.atitesting.com.
7. Applicants that qualify for admission, but are not selected, will be placed on a waiting list for the next cohort. Ranking on the waiting list will be based upon their entrance examination scores, previous coursework at OIAH, PN GPA, references and answers to admissions questions. Entrance testing may be repeated one time for an additional fee - after the second attempt the potential student may be required to wait 6 months to re-test. Re-testing is at the discretion of the Director of Nursing Education.
8. Meeting all minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. The Admissions Committee may reject any applicant, except for reasons based on race, color, sex, religion, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin. The decision of the Admissions Committee is final.
9. Upon acceptance into the RN Program, the student must successfully complete a Health Care Provider CPR or BLS class or already have a current CPR or BLS card for Health Care Providers card. Documentation is required. Students are responsible for ensuring that training remains current while enrolled in program.
10. Upon acceptance into the RN Program, the student must provide documentation of a recent physical examination, two step Tuberculosis Testing or chest X-Ray if a known positive responder and receipt of the following immunizations: MMR, Tetanus, and Hepatitis B series (completion, in-progress or declination statement).
11. Students that fail to comply with requirement 9 and 10 or fail to submit any necessary documentation prior to orientation may be administratively withdrawn.
12. Upon acceptance into the RN Program, the student must adhere to OIAH Drug and/or Alcohol Policies and may be subject to drug and/or alcohol screening throughout the program. A positive result from a screening could result in dismissal from the program.
13. Clinical hours may be scheduled at any time-of-day or day-of-the-week: day, night, late night, weekends or holidays. The student must be available to attend clinical sites anytime the student is assigned. Some clinical sites may require that a student be covered by his or her own personal or family health insurance. Patient privacy and the privacy of patient records must be protected and failure on the part of the student to protect patient privacy or patient records could result in dismissal from the clinical site and/or from the program.
14. The student understands that the cost of tuition and fees does not include:
- a. The cost of any required immunizations.
- b. The cost of personal health insurance that may be required to work a clinical site.
- c. The cost of transportation to and from school or clinical sites, including parking.
- d. The cost of vehicle insurance.
- e. The cost of additional uniforms and apparel other than the five issued uniforms.
- f. The cost of criminal background checks and substance abuse tests.
- g. Any other cost that is not specifically identified above as being part of OIAH tuition and fees.
15. The student is a potential representative of the health care profession, and the student’s actions and inactions may reflect on OIAH and the clinical sites to which the student is assigned. Therefore, the student must conduct himself or herself in a professional manner, with integrity and responsibility. Failure to behave professionally can be a basis for dismissal from the program.