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Eligibility

You may apply directly to the RN to BSN program if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are a resident with an active unencumbered RN license in Ohio, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia*
  • You hold a conferred associate degree or diploma in nursing from a state board of nursing approved program
    • If you are a resident of Ohio, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia and have not yet taken the RN-NCLEX, you may be considered for the RN to BSN pre-major. All students must hold an active unencumbered RN license to be eligible for graduation from the RN to BSN program.
  • Your cumulative grade point average from all previously attended postsecondary institutions is 2.0 or higher
  • You have earned the transferable equivalent of ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric I (If you have not yet completed the equivalent to this course, you may be considered for admission to the pre-major with an expectation that you will complete the course before being admitted into the RN to BSN major.)

*Check back on this site for other states that may be added in the future.

Considerations for applicants with international coursework

Ohio University requires online RN to BSN applicants to provide an official course-by-course evaluation for any coursework taken at a non-U.S. institution. 

  • Applicants who have completed a nursing diploma, degree, or equivalent from a foreign institution need to provide an academic course-by-course evaluation from CGFNS Credential Evaluation Service: http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/ces/
  • Applicants who have not previously taken nursing courses or who have taken classes in a non-nursing program can choose from any credential evaluation service recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A list of NACES-recognized providers can be found by visiting: http://www.naces.org/members.htm