Ohio University

Nondegree Nursing Early Start Program

Ohio University’s Nondegree Nursing Early Start Program helps students earn a bachelor's degree faster. Nursing early start students may enroll in online BSN courses NRSE 4510 Professional Nursing Practice and NRSE 4520 Health Assessment and Promotion during OHIO's summer semester. 

Admission Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in an associate's degree in nursing program from an eligible institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from all prior colleges or institutions attended
  • Completion of Foundations of Nursing I and II

Application Deadlines

  • Summer I session: Application and transcript(s) must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by April 15
  • Summer II session: Application and transcript(s) must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by May 15.

How to Apply

Complete the Nondegree Nursing Early Start Application

Complete the Nondegree Nursing Early Start application. Note: Students enrolled in nondegree programs are generally not eligible for federal or institutional financial aid. 

Students who enrolled in NRSE 4510 as nondegree nursing early start students in summer 2020 do not have to re-apply to complete NRSE 4520. Re-enrolling students should complete the Ohio University Re-Enrollment Form (PDF) and follow the submission instructions on the form.

Submit Transcripts 

You must submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. Official transcripts are encouraged, but not required. An official transcript is one that is submitted directly from an institution.

Unofficial transcripts must meet the following criteria:

  • An official transcript issued to the student that is still in a sealed envelope at the time it is submitted to Undergraduate Admissions.
  • An unofficial transcript sent directly from the college or university where the credit originated.

These items can be submitted electronically or mailed to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, OH 45701

Electronic submissions from secure transcript-sharing networks may be sent to admissions@ohio.edu.


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