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Ohio University Majors

Baccalaureate Nursing, R.N.-to-B.S.N. Major

Program Overview

This major code is for licensed registered nurses (RN) seeking the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

All RN to BSN NRSE courses are delivered online. The Ohio University RN to BSN program builds on the experience and competencies of the registered nurse (RN) and provides additional coursework to enhance skills in the areas of clinical reasoning, leadership, management, and evidence-based practice.  The RN to BSN program prepares students in the science and principles of nursing to provide care for individuals, families, and populations within complex healthcare systems.  The RN to BSN curriculum includes courses in the sciences, humanities, and human behavior in addition to the core nursing courses.

Admissions Information

  • Residents with an active unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in one of the Ohio University RN to BSN authorized states.  For a list of current states, please visit:


  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • Grade point average of 2.0 or higher

Applicants must be a graduate of an approved program (or its equivalent) that prepares individuals to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) and be a resident of one of the Ohio University authorized states. Check undergraduate admissions website or call the School of Nursing for a list of current approved states.

External Transfer Admission (Never attended Ohio University)

The majority of students in this program are considered transfer students in that they completed the basic registered nurse preparation and possibly general education courses at another institution. All work completed previously at an institution other than Ohio University will be evaluated according to academic requirements of the RN to BSN major and Ohio University transfer credit policy.  All transfer students who have never attended Ohio University must complete an application form to become an OHIO student.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Following graduation, registered nurses with the BSN degree are able to pursue nursing leadership positions within health care agencies and are prepared to enter master's or doctoral programs in nursing that would lead to advanced nursing roles.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Code: BS1203


College of Health Sciences and Professions
School of Nursing
Grover Center E317
Phone: 740.593.4494
Phone: 800.560.0144
Fax: 740.593.0286

Administrative Contact

This major code is for licensed registered nurses (RN) seeking the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

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