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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing is a profession dedicated to caring. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students in the science and principles of nursing to provide care for individuals, families, and populations within complex healthcare systems. Students learn through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical instruction and graduate with the competencies to provide evidence-based practice care as a generalist nurse.

All five of Ohio University's regional campuses and the Athens residential campus offer BSN programs. Clinical education takes place at hospitals, clinics and other locations near each campus. Acceptance into the BSN program is selective. Application to the BSN major and selection to the program occurs in the spring of the first year of the program of study. Graduates of the BSN program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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Student to faculty ratio for classroom instruction at OHIO Chillicothe
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OHIO Chillicothe first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Nursing Degree Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum includes courses in the sciences, humanities, and human behavior in addition to the nursing courses. Visit the BSN undergraduate catalog page to see the complete major requirements.  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum

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Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Requirements for First-Year Applicants to be considered for Pre-BSN

Individuals interested in the BSN program should apply to the pre-BSN major and complete specified prerequisite courses required for the BSN major. Requirements for first-year applicants to be considered for the pre-BSN include:

  • Graduation from high school with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4-point scale
  • Successful completion of the college preparation program that includes: English (4 units); college-prep mathematics (3 units); social sciences (2 units); biology and chemistry (2 units). Each course is to be completed with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better.
  • Completed application and admission to Ohio University

BSN Admission

Individuals must apply and meet specific School of Nursing requirements to be considered for selective admission into the BSN program. A minimum college GPA of 2.75 and other criteria are required for consideration of admission to the BSN major.  

Admission to the BSN program is competitive, and success in the pre-BSN major does not guarantee admission to the BSN program. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a School of Nursing academic advisor at their desired program site.

Transfer and Current OHIO Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students from other BSN programs are reviewed individually for admission to the BSN major. Requirements for external transfer applicants to be considered for the pre-BSN include:

  • Overall minimum college grade point average of 2.75 on a 4-point scale
  • Completed application and admission to Ohio University
  • Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours at the undergraduate level. Students seeking transfer to pre-BSN major who do not have at least 30 credit hours at the undergraduate level will follow the same guidelines as incoming freshman.
  • Transfer equivalent of CHEM 1205 and CHEM 1205L (lab), or CHEM 1210, or Math Placement Level 1 or higher

Requirements for Current OHIO Students Requesting to Change their major to Pre-BSN

For information about changing your major, please make an appointment with a School of Nursing academic advisor by contacting the School of Nursing office

 

BSN Admission

Individuals must apply and meet specific School of Nursing requirements to be considered for selective admission into the BSN program. A minimum college GPA of 2.75 and other criteria are required for consideration of admission to the BSN major.  

Admission to the BSN is competitive, and success in the pre-BSN major does not guarantee admission to the BSN program. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a School of Nursing academic advisor at their desired program site.

Accreditation Information

Ohio University's BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The pre-licensure BSN programs at Ohio University are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

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Statistics sourced from College Factual, Registerednursing.org and RNcareers.org.

* Includes scholarships, grants, loans, federal work student and CARES/HEERF funding.