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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Traditional BSN (PDF) 

RN to BSN Online

Nursing Undergrad Student Handbook (PDF)


The traditional (on-campus) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major provides the classroom and clinical education needed to prepare graduates for the challenges of complex and changing healthcare systems. Classes are held on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens as well as the regional campuses of Chillicothe, Southern, and Zanesville. Clinical training takes place at hospitals and clinics in southeast Ohio. Students will need to arrange transportation to some of these sites. Candidates accepted to the program, both freshmen and transfers, enter as pre-BSN majors. During the summer between the first and second years, successful pre-majors are selected to advance to the BSN major. After completing the final three years of the program, student nurses graduate and take a licensing exam. Please visit the Traditional BSN page for further details on the BSN program requirements.

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 RN to BSN Online program is a degree completion program for those with an associate degree or diploma in nursing wishing to complete a baccalaureate degree. 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 and is CCNE accredited. Learn more by visiting the RN to BSN Online page.