Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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What is Pre-Nursing?

Registered nurses (RNs) perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. RNs record patient medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests, 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 illness or injury, including post-treatment home care needs, diet and exercise programs, and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. RNs also run general health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives, and public seminars on various conditions. RNs can specialize in one or more patient care specialties. The most common specialties can be divided into roughly four categories--

  • by work setting or type of treatment
  • by disease, ailment, or condition
  • by organ or body system type
  • by population

RNs may combine specialties from more than one area—for example, pediatric oncology or cardiac emergency—depending on their personal interest and their employer’s needs. This program provides you with the first year of study needed to become a registered nurse (RN) with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Success Factors

You should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. You must be able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess patients’ conditions, and determine when consultation is required. You need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses. A high tolerance for blood, other bodily fluids and odors is also essential.

The pre-nursing program is rigorous and requires students to study/prepare outside of the classroom setting. Though some students do work, many find it difficult to be successful in this program while working many hours. You are expected to spend a minimum of two to three hours of outside study per week for each credit hour of college coursework you take. (That means if you are taking a full-time course load of 15 credit hours, you should expect to spend another 30 to 45 hours of time on your own studying and doing homework. Add to that the 15 hours you are already spending in class and you will not have much time to spend on a job. Remember, good grades are very important, so you will not want to skip study time either. Nursing is something you must commit to.)

Career Possibilities

Employment opportunities for nursing graduates include the following:

  • nurse
  • shift supervisor
  • floor director
  • training director
  • nurse practitioner
  • school nurse
  • nursing home director

You must pass a licensing exam before you may enter the practice of nursing. If you acquire your bachelor’s degree (BSN) as well as your RN, you will have more choice in career opportunities and future promotions.

You should note that when you apply for the state licensing exam, you will be required to indicate whether or not you have been convicted of a felony or other crime. If you have, it will very likely disqualify you from licensure.

Curriculum Guides

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.

Freshman Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semesterr. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance. You should plan to start pre-nursing in the fall because the required basic series of foundation coursework starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undetermined Associate Degree Degree in Pre-Nursing

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


UC Clermont & UC East

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