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FAQ

How many start dates will there be each year?
The flexibility of the program allows for eight start dates each year, three during the fall semester, three in spring semester and two during the summer semester. See Application and Transcript Procedures and Deadlines.

How long does the admission process take? How do I avoid delays?
The entire process takes an average of six to eight weeks from the time that your file is complete until you are ready to enroll in classes. You can expedite the process by ensuring that all previous institutions send transcripts and that you provide clear information about any prior names under which those transcripts might appear.

How do I get my transcript if the School of Nursing I attended is now closed?
If you graduated from a Diploma program and the school has since closed, contact the hospital with which the school was associated to determine where the records are being stored. Other resources might include the Board of Nursing for that state.

How do I know if I have been admitted?
After your application is submitted, you will receive an application acknowledgement email from Ohio University. After we receive all required information, including your transcripts and RN license number, your file will be processed and reviewed. Following a full review of your application, you will receive an email from Ohio University to the address you provided on your application with information about your application status. You can track the status of your application online at http://my.ohio.edu.

I am admitted! What’s next?
Congratulations! You will receive email communication from the Ohio University School of Nursing to your OHIO email address. These messages will include instructions on how to enroll, pay your tuition, and start classes.  

Do you accept transfer credits into the program?
General course transfer credits will be accepted, with no age limitations, if they meet the University's criteria. Nursing course transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by an Ohio University transfer credit evaluator. For more information about the transferability of coursework and examination credit, visit the Undergraduate Admissions transfer credit page.

If I apply and do not immediately enroll, do I need to reapply and submit another application fee to get started?
If you decide to enroll for the first time in a term other than the one for which you applied, you must submit a new application for the term in which you would like to start. You may also contact Undergraduate Admissions at 1.888.502.8989 or rntobsn@ohio.edu.

Can I enroll in the program if I am either a full- or part-time employee of the hospital?
This is a decision made by your employer.

What happens if I leave my healthcare employer while enrolled in the program?
Each healthcare partner has an individual policy related to this. Please refer to the Coordinator at your employer for an answer.

What is the Ohio University School of Nursing accreditation?
Ohio University's Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.887.6791