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Online RN to BSN Degree

Your First Nursing Course is Free!*

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.

A Fall 2022 Application Fee Waiver is also available.


*Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 start dates only. Your free first nursing course is applied as a scholarship valued at the cost of course tuition and fees.

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An Online Nursing Degree Designed to Fit Your Busy Life

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.

Program Features

  • 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 than most comparable public institutions across the nation.

Learn about program expectations — what it's like to be in an online BSN degree program

View what career advancement looks like for an online RN to BSN program and learn how to achieve work-life balance. 

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) required to be completed at OHIO
  • No expiration dates or limit to the 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. 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.

 

48+
years as a leader in nursing education
8th
most affordable online RN to BSN program in the U.S. —Best Value Schools
Quality
education with distinguished faculty

Fully Accredited Online Degree Program

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.

Online Admission Requirements

***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 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, 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

Admission Info for the Online RN to BSN Program 

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