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NRSE 4600 Requirements

The capstone nursing course of the RN to BSN program, NRSE 4600, includes a mandatory project. This project consists of 21 hours of work and requires a registered nurse preceptor who holds a BSN degree or higher nursing degree. The goal of the capstone project is to facilitate your transition into baccalaureate nursing. Once your NRSE 4600 course begins you will develop and implement into practice your approved project with the goal to positively impact patient outcomes.All other NRSE courses contribute to the knowledge base needed in order to ensure your success in NRSE 4600. Therefore, students are required to take NRSE 4600 as their last NRSE course.

To receive permission for this course, please contact your School of Nursing advisor. Professors do not grant permission for nursing courses, and you should not request permission for any NRSE course through your My OHIO Student Center.

Every student who receives permission for NRSE 4600 will see a Blackboard course entitled “NRSE 4600 Clinical.” All students must submit the preceptor and project proposal forms found on the Blackboard NRSE 4600 Clinical course site and have them approved at least five weeks prior to the first day of the term for which they requested. Any student whose preceptor and proposal are not approved by this deadline will not be registered for the course. You should consider submitting your preceptor and project proposal well in advance of the deadline in case revisions need to be made. Please carefully follow the instructions for submission included on the Blackboard NRSE 4600 Clinical course site.

Please note it can take up to 7 days after you request enrollment before you see the NRSE 4600 Clinical course. Once you are enrolled in the Clinical course you will be emailed the link. You will not be able to access the course before you receive the link.

The NRSE 4600 project includes a component of direct engagement with the goal of impacting patient outcomes. Although the School of Nursing does not require an educational affiliation agreement contract with the facility where the approved project will be completed, some facilities will not allow the RN to BSN student to complete this component of the NRSE 4600 project without a contract in place. If this is the case with the facility where you will be completing your project, please contact the NRSE 4600 lead instructor for further instructions by emailing nursing@ohio.edu. Please note: If your facility requires a contract the School of Nursing cannot guarantee the length of time that it will take for a final agreement to be signed by both parties or that final agreement will be reached if all parties cannot agree to the terms.

If you have any questions, please call or email the School of Nursing at: 740.593.4494 or nursing@ohio.edu.

*The Ohio University School of Nursing RN to BSN program is currently authorized only in the following states: Ohio, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. If you do not currently reside and also hold a valid unencumbered RN license in one of these states, your eligibility to take courses through our school is not guaranteed.

**It is possible that requirements and deadlines may change. Please contact your advisor or the School of Nursing at nursing@ohio.edu or at 740-593-4494 with questions or for the most up-to-date information regarding NRSE 4600.

Important information regarding graduation if this is the last class needed to complete your RN to BSN degree: You need to apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to finish all required program and university coursework. Students applying for graduation after the stated deadlines set by the Ohio University Registrar's office will be assessed a $100 late fee (subject to change). Please visit the University Registrar website for detailed information on the deadlines and graduation application process https://www.ohio.edu/registrar/grades-and-graduation