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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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RN to BSN Online


Traditional BSN Program:

Students seeking admission to the Ohio University School of Nursing traditional (on-campus) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major, first apply to Ohio University as Pre-BSN majors (ND1220) and complete prerequisite courses. Acceptance into the Pre-BSN program is selective. During spring semester students meeting all requirements apply for consideration for selection to the BSN program (BS1221). The selected group of students will have the opportunity to complete the final three years of the BSN program, graduate, and sit for the NCLEX licensing exam.

The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) provides students with on-campus classroom lectures, simulation, and lab activities as well as clinical experiences. The BSN program (BS1221) is offered on the Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Southern, and Zanesville campuses with clinical experiences occurring in hospitals and clinics in the region. Please note that students selected for the BSN program will need to provide their own transportation to clinical sites, and some locations may be approximately an hour-long drive from campus. Please visit the Traditional BSN page for further details on the BSN program requirements.

Laptop computers are required in the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and are used in the classroom, in nursing skill laboratories, and during simulation scenarios. BSN students also use laptops for secure testing via a secure testing platform. The minimum system operating requirements for both MAC and Windows laptops can be found at "Examplify Minimum System Requirements". iPads and other tablets are not supported by the School of Nursing at this time.

Online RN to BSN Program:

Ohio University’s Online RN to BSN program offers individuals who are currently licensed RNs a path to obtain the higher degree they need to advance their careers. The Online RN to BSN program is a degree completion program for those with an associate degree or diploma in nursing wishing to complete a baccalaureate degree (BSN). As a Best College Reviews’ national top five online nursing program, we offer a convenient, affordable, high-quality experience designed to fit the lives of working professionals. The program offers eight start dates per year. Learn more by visiting the RN to BSN Online page.