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BA in Intercultural Ministries: Nursing

Bachelor of Arts
Consortial Program with Ohio University-Chillicothe

Ohio Christian University offers a Nursing program in a consortial agreement with Ohio University-Chillicothe. This program is coordinated for students who plan to combine nursing skills with intercultural ministry work either in North America or overseas.

Students who successfully complete the program are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA, and is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of Arts degree from Ohio University-Chillicothe in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Christian University.

Admittance to this program by Ohio Christian University does not guarantee admittance to the corresponding program at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Upon admittance to the program by Ohio Christian University it is the responsibility of the student to apply for admittance to Ohio University-Chillicothe and meet all prerequisites for matriculation in the corresponding program at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Academic counselors at Ohio Christian University will assist students with this process.

The curriculum at Ohio Christian University requires cores in Religion and General Education as well as a major area of study. These programs provide the student with the opportunity to concentrate in nursing in a two-year program, and to concentrate in religion in a four-year program. Because the program is a dual-degree program students may need to plan for an additional one or two semesters to complete requirements at both institutions.

In order to receive a recommendation from Ohio Christian University for admission to the Nursing program at Ohio University-Chillicothe, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 through all course work attempted.

Degree Requirements

Students enrolled in this consortial program should be able to graduate with an associate’s degree in Nursing from Ohio University-Chillicothe prior to completing graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ohio Christian University.


Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Articulate a Wesleyan theology of missions as distilled from the Old and New Testaments.
  • Understand the uniqueness of Christianity among the religions of the world and its transforming influence within culture, society and individuals.
  • Understand the principles of cross-cultural communication and how these dynamics can affect cross-cultural ministry.
  • Experience a significant cross-cultural exchange and exhibit ability to adjust within a culture other than one's own.
  • Affirm/Confirm one's role in the task of world evangelism.


In addition to the specific courses listed below, fifteen (15) hours of General Education Electives must be completed at Ohio University-Chillicothe and transferred to OCU.


RELIGION - 21 Credits

In addition to the specific courses listed below, three (3) hours of Bible Electives are required.



Nursing courses and the nursing degree will be from Ohio University-Chillicothe. Please see Ohio University-Chillicothe catalog for admissions requirements and current program requirements. Nursing and related courses transferred from Ohio University-Chillicothe to Ohio Christian University include 71 semester hours.


Leadership Series


Learning Community Meetings

Students must complete two of these.

Professional Development Series

or Students must complete one of these.
Students must complete two of these.

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