Online RN to BSN Degree
Ohio University’s online RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses seeking to advance their careers through a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. With a bachelor’s degree increasingly becoming the standard for advancement in nursing, OHIO’s online degree supports the unique needs of experienced health care professionals.
RN to BSN graduates are prepared to be highly competent practitioners, medical leaders, and scholars who are grounded in a sense of inquiry and committed to human care within a climate of diversity. The fully online degree format allows for flexibility in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing without disrupting a career.
Receive a HALF-OFF tuition incentive scholarship for your first online RN to BSN course
Apply now to automatically receive the Incentive Scholarship*, valued at half off tuition of your first nursing course (NRSE 4510) for the Fall 2 or Fall 3 start date (a $480 value for in-state residents; a $486 value for out-of-state residents).
A Fall Application Fee Waiver is also available!
Applicable for fall 2021 start dates only. Tuition and fees are regularly $240 per credit hour for in-state residents and $243 for out-of-state residents.*
*The Incentive Scholarship is valued at half off the tuition of your first nursing course for Fall 2021 start dates. Certain terms and restrictions apply. Employees of partner hospitals are not eligible for the Incentive Scholarship due to the existing Incentive Scholarship they receive.
Online RN to BSN Program Overview
Join us for live webinars that focus on OHIO's RN to BSN program, which is designed for registered nurses seeking to advance their careers through a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Tuesday, August 10 at 12 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m. ET
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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, catering to the need for a manageable balance between work, school, and life.
- Flexible, five-week-long nursing classes
- Eight (8) start dates each year for timely degree completion.
- Affordable and convenient payment options
OHIO's tuition and fees are significantly less among most comparable public institutions across the nation.
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Nursing courses and other required online courses for which students in the online RN to BSN program may exclusively enroll are offered at in-state and out-of-state rates. You can pay as you go to budget your education costs.
Per credit hour costs:
- $240* per credit hour for Ohio residents (rate is a combination of the instructional and the general fees)
- $243* per credit hour for non-Ohio residents (rate is a combination of the instructional, the general and nonresident fees)
Total cost for all nursing courses:
- $7440 for all nursing courses (in-state)
- $7533 for all nursing courses (out-of-state)
*Tuition and fees subject to change by the Board of Trustees; additional fees may apply.
Curriculum of RN to BSN Program
The curriculum is composed of 120 credits, many of which may be transferred to Ohio University if completed at a previous institution of study.
- Only 9 nursing courses equaling 31 credit hours required
- No expiration dates or limit to amount of units that can be transferred into our program
- Students can pursue our program at their own pace
Admitted students have the opportunity for a review of previous transcripts and coursework for applicable transferable credits; this generates an individualized report of 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, with nursing courses totaling 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. http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
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 institution-wide. Learn more about Ohio University’s accreditation.
Online Student-Centered Services
Ohio University realizes the unique needs of nurses re-entering the education space, providing additional support for the transition back to being a student. This is of utmost importance 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 utilize most often, such as information on how to register, course offerings, and the My OHIO Portal.
***PLEASE NOTE: Ohio University will accept applications from those applying for admission to the RN to BSN program who hold an active unencumbered nursing license, including temporary licenses issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, for 2021 admission decisions.
Students applying to Ohio’s online RN to BSN program must possess 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, 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, or Washington, D.C. -- this includes temporary licenses obtained in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, click here to find 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. Send completed documents to the departments as noted on each form.
Take the Next Step in Your Nursing Career Through the Online RN to BSN
Are you ready to advance your nursing career through Ohio University’s online RN to BSN degree program?