Online RN to BSN Degree
A 100% Online RN to BSN degree that fits your busy life
Ohio University’s award-winning 100% online RN to BSN program is one of the most affordable in the U.S., allowing students to complete it in as little as 1 year for less than $10,000.
Online RN to BSN students at Ohio University can also be confident they're enrolling in a high-quality program. OHIO's School of Nursing has been selected by Niche as the best nursing school in Ohio and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best nursing BSN programs in the country.
Our School of Nursing is part of the highly regarded College of Health Sciences and Professions, one of the largest health sciences colleges in the country according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Our graduates are prepared to be highly competent practitioners, medical leaders, and scholars. The fully online degree format allows for flexibility in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in nursing without disrupting a career.
An Application Fee Waiver is also available.
Online RN to BSN Program Overview
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Our innovative online RN to BSN degree fits seamlessly within the lives and busy schedules of working nurses. This accelerated BSN degree program provides students with the flexibility to review study materials and submit assignments online at any time from any location, enabling a manageable balance between work, school and life.
- Flexible, five-week-long nursing classes (except 7-week long capstone, NRSE 4600)
- Eight (8) start dates each year for timely degree completion.
- Affordable and convenient payment options
OHIO's tuition and fees are significantly less than most comparable public institutions across the nation.
Learn about program expectations — what it's like to be in an online BSN degree program.
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RN to BSN Curriculum
- 120 credits total, many of which may be transferred to Ohio University if completed at a previous institution of study.
- Only 9 nursing courses (31 credit hours) are required to be completed at OHIO
- No expiration dates or limits to the number of units that can be transferred into our program
- Students can pursue our program at their own pace
Admitted students have the opportunity to review previous transcripts and coursework for applicable transferable credits; this generates an individualized report of the remaining courses needed to complete the BSN degree. Thirty credit hours of the 120 total must be completed with Ohio University, referred to as residency hours. Your nursing courses will total 31 credits. Dive deeper into the RN to BSN online curriculum.
Academic Excellence with a History of Nursing Education
A leader in nursing education since 1974, Ohio University’s School of Nursing ranked eighth in the nation as a top affordable online RN to BSN program by Best Value Schools in 2018. RN to BSN students from all backgrounds and career stages benefit from a storied tradition of quality education taught by distinguished faculty members and supported by dedicated course facilitators.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (including both RN to BSN and traditional BSN tracks) at Ohio University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Ohio University is also accredited as a whole by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. This accreditation also covers all programs and units across OHIO. Learn more about Ohio University’s accreditation.
Online Support Services
Ohio University realizes the unique needs of nurses re-entering the education space and provides additional support for the transition back to being a student. This is especially important to students navigating online learning for the first time.
School of Nursing faculty, academic advisors, and staff members are easily accessible to direct students to the resources and help they need for classwork and technical assistance. This fluid line of communication provides the individualized support needed to be successful in this program.
Through the RN to BSN Nursing Knowledge Center, students in the online RN to BSN program are also equipped with the resources and links they use most often, such as information on how to register, course offerings, and the My OHIO Portal.
Students applying to Ohio’s online RN to BSN program must meet the following criteria:
Associate degree or diploma in Nursing
Grade point average of 2.0 or higher
Resident with an active unencumbered RN license in Ohio, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia or Washington, D.C.
A Non-degree Nursing Early Start Program is available to help students earn a bachelor's degree faster.
Students can apply for the program as long as they can provide a date and location of NCLEX
Did you previously attend Ohio University?
- If you have previously attended Ohio University as an RN to BSN student, view re-enrollment instructions and the University Registrar re-enrollment form.
- If you have previously attended Ohio University but were not enrolled in the RN to BSN program, please complete both the University Registrar re-enrollment form and a School of Nursing Update of Program form [PDF]. Send completed documents to the departments as noted on each form.