East Ohio College Online/Hybrid Nursing Program

East Ohio College School of Nursing is thrilled to launch its online/hybrid Nursing program, which is now accessible to students in Youngstown, OH, and the surrounding areas. This innovative program offers some flexibility for those pursuing their nursing education online. If you’re passionate about becoming a Registered Nurse*, this could be the perfect fit for you!

Our online/hybrid Nursing program at East Ohio College (EOC) allows students to complete their nursing classes’ didactic components online. To complement the experience, labs will be held at the East Ohio College campus, and clinical instruction will mostly be completed at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown or Boardman Hospitals. Nursing students could also participate in clinicals at Trinity Medical Center West or East. 

Student nurses enrolled in this program seamlessly integrate into the culture and community of these hospitals. This experience not only aids in the transition from student to professional nurse but also emphasizes nurses’ vital role in fostering vibrant communities. Beyond medical care, they provide emotional support and adeptly navigate local resources for patients and their families.

Upon completion of the 18-month nurse training program, graduates will receive an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)*. Join us on this fulfilling journey toward a rewarding nursing career!

*Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.

“The nursing program is absolutely amazing! I can confidently say I will leave here ready to take on my career in the nursing field.” – Emma Lorainne, East Ohio Student


The East Ohio College online/hybrid Nursing program in Youngstown, OH, prioritizes a streamlined admission process for aspiring nurses. EOC operates on a direct admission basis, ensuring that once students are accepted and meet the program requirements set forth by the Institution and the Nursing Program Director, they can begin their nursing education journey. Our direct admission approach eliminates unnecessary steps, making the admissions process smoother and more efficient for our students.

East Ohio College School of Nursing programs utilize the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) adaptive learning system. This innovative tool is designed to assist nursing students in effectively absorbing course material. By enhancing students’ comprehensive test scores in each content area, the ATI system increases their likelihood of success in their journey to becoming nurses.

Interested in learning more about how our direct admission approach benefits nursing students? Contact EOC todaywe’re here to support you every step of the way!

Essential Nursing Skills and Hands-On Learning

At East Ohio College School of Nursing, our online courses focus on cultivating well-rounded nurses with hands-on skills. Throughout the program, you’ll acquire essential skills, including:

Procedural and Emergency Care Skills

  • Foley Catheterization
    • Place and manage urinary catheters and other drainage devices.
  • Nasogastric (NG) Tube 
    • Insert feeding tubes through the nose to the stomach for nutritional support.
  • IV Insertion
    • Position a catheter into a vein to directly administer fluids, medications, or other essential treatments into the patient’s bloodstream.
  • Medication Administration
    • Administer medications through various routes (oral, IV, etc.) with accurate calculations and protocol adherence.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ALS) 
    • Conduct advanced cardiac life support interventions, including defibrillation and administration of emergency medications.
  • Trauma Care
    • Control bleeding, stabilize fractures, and address other traumatic injuries.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Assessment
    • Gather and evaluate data from various sources to identify patient problems and potential risks.
  • Clinical Decision-Making
    • Utilize knowledge, expertise, and evidence-based practice to ensure safe and proficient decisions regarding patient care.
  • Problem-Solving
    • Recognize issues, explore alternatives, prioritize patient interventions, and choose the most suitable course of action for each patient.

Interprofessional Skills

  • Collaboration
    • Participate in transparent and cooperative communication with fellow healthcare team members, fostering efficient information sharing and encouraging a cohesive approach to patient care.
  • Organization
    • Effectively oversee patient records, promoting efficient and timely exchange of information among healthcare team members to improve collaboration.
  • Time Management
    • Collaborate with healthcare team members to prioritize tasks, ensuring optimal time management and promptly addressing critical patient care needs.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication
    • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members verbally and non-verbally, demonstrating empathy and respect.
  • Patient Education
    • Educate patients clearly and succinctly about their conditions, medications, and self-care strategies.
  • Leadership
    • Champion the rights and needs of patients and colleagues, ensuring their voices are recognized and respected.

Technology Skills

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems
    • Proficiently navigate and utilize EHR systems to accurately and efficiently document patient information, encompassing assessments, medications, and care plans.
  • Patient Monitoring Devices
    • Comprehend and effectively utilize diverse patient monitoring devices, including cardiac monitors, ventilators, and infusion pumps.
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
    • Utilize technology tools offering evidence-based information and clinical decision support to enhance the precision and efficacy of nursing interventions.

Student nurses refine these skills through a multifaceted approach, which includes online classes, hands-on labs at our East Ohio College location, and clinical rotations at Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth Youngstown and Boardman Hospitals or Trinity Medical Center West or East. East Ohio College School of Nursing is dedicated to equipping student nurses with comprehensive core nursing skills through a blend of online coursework and hands-on learning experiences. Call 833-EASTOHIO and speak with a member of our admissions team today.


Embarking on a nursing career enables compassionate individuals to make a profound difference in patients’ lives. Nurses comfort patients and their families during challenging times and offer unwavering support and encouragement throughout treatment and recovery.

Nursing offers diverse pathways for career satisfaction, medical specializations, and professional development. It is a stable and respected career that offers numerous concentrations, such as travel nursing, pediatric nursing, education, and more.

If you’re located in the Youngstown area and are looking for an accelerated, direct admission online/hybrid Nursing program, don’t hesitate to contact EOC and request information today!


East Ohio College is excited to offer ADN graduates the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through WVJC Online. This 12-month online RN to BSN program is through the WVJC School of Nursing. This program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN exam, RNs can begin their nursing careers while simultaneously earning their BSN. This program is designed for registered nurses (RNs) with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) who want to advance their careers. 

East Ohio College ADN graduates auto-qualify for the BSN Pathway Scholarship* offered through WVJC upon acceptance into the program. Students who graduate from EOC with their ADN and immediately continue to the RN to BSN program could earn their BSN in less than three years! This can give students a head start in their careers, save valuable time and money, and allow them to advance their education.

*For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.

Accreditation and Approvals

East Ohio is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to award associate degrees and diplomas. ABHES is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools | ABHES
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 730
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 291-7550
Web Address: http://www.abhes.org/

The East Ohio College School of Nursing Associate Degree in Nursing has been granted Full Approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Ohio Board of Nursing
8995 East Main St.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388

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