School of Nursing Programs
Regular RN Program
In partnership with Bowling Green State University Firelands College, the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing offers dual enrollment which allows for the simultaneous completion of a non-nursing Associate Degree and the Nursing Diploma in three years. The Associate degree is offered via courses provided by Bowling Green State University Firelands campus, and the Nursing Diploma courses are provided by the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing.
- Non-nursing Associate Degree (awarded from Bowling Green State University Firelands College). This degree is required and is earned simultaneously with the Nursing Diploma. Based on advanced standing credit and each student’s individual transcript audit, advisement will be provided related to requirements for either the Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Technical Study Degree. The non-nursing associate degree sets graduates up for a seamless transition to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.
- Nursing Diploma (awarded from Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing). The Diploma Program provides the ideal educational experience, allowing students to apply skills learned throughout the nursing program. Students are given the opportunity to provide direct patient care in a variety of clinical settings.
Read more details about the Regular RN Program, including curriculum information.
LPN to RN Program
The School of Nursing also provides a two-year LPN to RN program. Graduates receive a Nursing Diploma and complete four college courses through BGSU Firelands College which assists with future advancement in nursing education. LPN to RN students are required to take a transitional nursing course and also receive advanced standing for their LPN coursework.
Explore information on the LPN to RN program, in which LPN students receive advanced standing and complete the program in two years. These students receive an RN diploma from the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing.
Regulations require that all students who receive the benefit of Federal Title IV assistance must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Other Program Information
NCLEX-RN Passage Rates (Licensure Examination)
The FRMCSN mean NCLEX-RN® passage rate for the last three years (2017-2019) is 95.83%. The national mean passage rate for the last three years is 87.87%.
- Class of 2019- 100% NCLEX-RN passage rate
- Class of 2018- 88% NCLEX-RN passage rate
- Class of 2017- 100% NCLEX-RN passage rate
Program Completion Data
The Enrollment Retention Rate is calculated annually based on the total number of students enrolled on October 15th of any given year. The most current retention rate is 89.6%.
- Class of 2019 - 64.9% program completion rate for Regular students LPN to RN students - NA
- Class of 2018- 75% program completion rate for Regular students; LPN to RN students- NA
- Class of 2017- 65% program completion rate for Regular students; 80% program completion rate for LPN to RN students
Graduate Program Satisfaction
Class of 2019-Regular
- Achievement of FRMCSN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes = 100% adequate to excellent
- Adequacy of nursing program curriculum = 100% adequate to excellent
- Physical facilities = 100% adequate to excellent
- Learning resources and technology = 100% adequate to excellent
- Support services = 100% adequate to excellent
- Overall satisfaction with the nursing program = 100% adequate to excellent
- Class of 2019 - LPN to RN - NA
Employer Program Satisfaction
Class of 2019-Regular
- Achievement of FRMCSN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes = 98% adequate to excellent
- Clinical preparation = 100% adequate to excellent
- Overall work performance = 100% adequate to excellent
Job Placement Rates
Percentage of graduates who have passed the NCLEX-RN and have employment in a nursing position within 9 months after graduation
- Class of 2019- Regular = 100%; LPN to RN = NA
- Class of 2018- Regular = 100%; LPN to RN = NA
- Class of 2017- Regular = 100%; LPN to RN = 100%
Educational and Vocational Guidance
To ease the transition from education to employment, concepts associated with professional issues are included in the last nursing course for senior students. Various occupational and advanced education opportunities for professional nurses are discussed, including current information on employment and educational offerings in the area. Students learn how to write a resume and an application letter and are informed about the licensure process in Ohio. The course also covers the laws regulating nursing practice in Ohio.
Students are required to wear a student uniform in the clinical area during the second and third year. The school provides students with information on ordering uniforms and supplies.
Liability and health insurance are required of all students before beginning the nursing courses. Instructions on obtaining liability insurance are mailed to each student prior to the start of the second year.
Textbooks and Technology
Purchasing textbooks is the student’s responsibility. All students are required to have a personal laptop or tablet and a smartphone for testing purposes and access to healthcare-related information while in the clinical setting. Access to high-speed internet is also required. Additional details about textbooks and technology requirements are offered during orientation.