Bachelor of Science

Applied Health Science (Dual degree program with Mercy College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Nursing is a profession that draws you in, because of a desire to care, to serve and help others. It becomes a part of you, a passion and intensity, not just a job. TU and Mercy College of Ohio has partnered to bring classes to achieve your passion for helping others, with access to the top clinical sites and practicing medical professionals in the area – leading to great job prospects in a field that you love.

As a dual degree program with Mercy College of Ohio, students who want to have a residential and athletic experience during college can earn a degree that will allow them to sit for a registered nursing license.

Employment of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2024. In fact, registered nurses are projected to generate approximately 711,900 new jobs, among the largest number of new jobs for any occupation. The national annual wage for registered nurses ranges from $47,150 – $102,990, with the median wage being $68,450, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By partnering with Mercy College, students will have access to top clinical sites and practicing medical professionals, leading to great job opportunities as they will most likely be able to obtain positions within Mercy Health. Dual credentials allow students to demonstrate to future employers that they have the foundational knowledge of allied health sciences to support their practice as a nurse.

The B.S. Applied Health Sciences and B.S.N. Pre-licensure program requires students to take classes at Tiffin University’s campus and Mercy College’s campus in Toledo.

  • The first three semesters’ classes will be on Tiffin University’s campus.
  • During the third semester, students will apply to Mercy College for the B.S.N. Pre-licensure program.
  • The fourth semester will feature clinicals at Mercy College and DEC classes will be taken online.
  • The fifth semester will consist of clinicals at hospitals, nursing homes, surgical sites, etc.
  • During the eighth semester, students will be spending much of the time in clinicals and preparing for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for RNs).

Year 1

Fall CoursesCredit Hours
MC – NUR 101 Introduction to Nursing1
TU – ENG 141 Intro to Research and Academic Writing3
TU – BIO 215 Anatomy & Physiology I4
TU – MAT 181 College Algebra3
TU – PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology3
TU – DEC 100 Engage3
Total Credit Hours17
  
Spring CoursesCredit Hours
TU – ENG 142 Rhetoric and Academic Writing3
TU – BIO 216 Anatomy & Physiology II4
TU – MAT 273 Applied Statistics3
TU – BIO 373 Microbiology3
TU – BIO 373 Microbiology Lab1
TU – HFW 213 Principles of Human Nutrition3
Total Credit Hours17

Year 2

Fall CoursesCredit Hours
MC – BIO 290 Pathophysiology3
TU – CHM 121 Basic Organic and Biochemstry4
TU – PSY 265 Lifespan Development3
TU – DEC 200 Explore3
TU – SOC 101 Principles of Sociology3
Total Credit Hours16
  
Spring CoursesCredit Hours
TU – SOC 360 Multicultural Issues in Society3
TU – CUL 220 Religions of the World3
MC – NUR 251 Concepts of Professional Nursing3
MC – NUR 252 Nursing Skills and Assessment5
MC – NUR 290 Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology1
COM 130 Introduction to Public Communication3
Total Credit Hours18

Year 3

Fall CoursesCredit Hours
MC – NUR 302 Professional Nursing I3
MC – NUR 311 Pharmacology for Nursing I1
MC – NUR 335 Population Health Concepts I5
MC – NUR 380 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare3
MC – NUR ELC Nursing Elective2
CST 111 Digital Literacy3
Total Credit Hours17
  
Spring CoursesCredit Hours
TU – DEC 300 Connect3
MC – NUR 303 Professional Nursing II3
MC – NUR 312 Pharmacology for Nursing II1
MC – NUR 345 Population Health Concepts II5
MC – NUR ELC Nursing Elective2
MC – REL 290 Medical Ethics3
Total Credit Hours17

Year 4

Fall CoursesCredit Hours
MC – NUR 402 Professional Nursing III3
MC – NUR 411 Pharmacology for Nursing III1
MC – NUR 435 Population Health Concepts III5
MC – NUR ELC Nursing Elective2
TU – DEC 400 Impact3
TU – DEC 400L Portfolio1
Social Studies Elective/ 2nd Religion Course3
Total Credit Hours18
  
Spring CoursesCredit Hours
MC – NUR 403 Professional Nursing IV4
MC – NUR 413 Pharmacology for Nursing IV2
MC – NUR 445 Population Health Concepts IV5
MC – NUR ELC Nursing Elective2
MC – NUR 481 NCLEX-RN Preparation2
Total Credit Hours15
  
Total Program Credit Hours 135

 

At Tiffin University and Mercy College

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

The B.S. Applied Health Sciences and B.S.N. Pre-licensure program requires students to take classes at Tiffin University’s campus and Mercy College’s campus.

  • The first three semesters’ classes will be on Tiffin University’s campus.
  • During the third semester, students will apply to Mercy College for the B.S.N. Pre-licensure program.
  • The fourth semester will be in the skills lab at Mercy College and DEC classes will be taken online.
  • The fifth semester will consist of clinicals at hospitals, nursing homes, surgical sites, etc.
  • During the eighth semester, students will be working eight to twelve-hour clinicals and learning how to test for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for RNs).

There are no related concentrations available.

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (CHM121) - A lecture and laboratory course that focuses on organic chemistry, (hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, and amides), the structure and function of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins nucleic acids) and metabolism.

Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences (BIO215) - This course is the study of the structure and function of the human body. It focuses on the fundamental concepts of body organization and cellular function. The structure, functions and terminology of the skeletal, muscular, integumentary and nervous systems are considered. Three-hour lecture and three contact hour laboratory. This course is part of a series of eight credit hours.

Introduction to Nursing (NUR101) - This course will prepare the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Prelicensure (BSN-P) student to take on the challenges of nursing school with a higher sense of awareness of expectations. It is designed to introduce the student to essential academic skills, the interpersonal and critical thinking skills required for success in nursing school, and the role of the professional nurse. Scholastic expectations required to complete the BSN-P program of study are introduced, as well as the investigation of the roles, functions, and professional expectations of the registered nurse at various levels. In addition to exploring the role of the professional nurse, core concepts include: a personal assessment of why the student is choosing nursing as a career, a learning style and study habits assessment, the use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style in writing scholarly papers, and the use of technology to access and submit course assignments.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (NUR245) - This elective course builds upon previously learned knowledge while building technical skills using critical thinking principles for the care of the high acuity adult patient. Participants will demonstrate an increased understanding and ability using the necessary technical skills related to high risk patients, assessment and interventions of the acutely ill patient through the use of classroom theory, case scenarios, and hands on simulation.

**The course descriptions provided describe the current Bachelor of Science curriculum at Mercy College of Ohio. Course titles and content may change.

  • Case Management Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Health Coach
  • Nursing Director
  • Nursing Manager
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Quality Assurance or Improvement Coordinator
  • School Nurse

This is a new program! Successful placements to come in the next few years …

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    Nellene Arnett
    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

    Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
  • Jessica Paule - Class of 2015
    "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

    Jessica Paule - Class of 2015
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    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

    "TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”  – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
  • John Carpenter
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    – John Carpenter

    John Carpenter

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