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Ohio University Majors

Nursing Major

Admissions Information

First-Year Admission

Students are not directly admitted to BS1221. Individuals interested in the BSN program should apply to the pre-BSN major (ND1220) and complete specified prerequisite courses required for the BS1221 major.

Requirements for First Year Applicants to be considered for the pre-BSN (ND1220) include:

  • Graduation from high school with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4-point scale
  • Successful completion of the college preparation program that includes: English (4 units); college prep mathematics (3 units); social sciences (2 units); biology and chemistry (2 units).  Each course is to be completed with a grade of 2.0 (C) for better
  • Completed application and admission to Ohio University

BSN (BS1221) selection:

Individuals must apply and meet specific School of Nursing requirements in order to be considered for selective admission into the BSN program (BS1221).  Admission to the BS1221 is competitive, and success in the pre-BSN major (ND1220) does not guarantee admission to the BSN program.  A minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and other criteria is required for consideration of admission to the BSN major.  Meeting minimum program requirements does not guarantee admission.  Individuals interested in the BSN program major (BS1221) should speak with a School of Nursing academic advisor or refer to the School of Nursing website for additional program information and specific admission requirements for admission.

Change of Major Policy

Individuals seeking to change their major to ND1220 (pre-BSN) need to contact the School of Nursing, schedule an advising appointment, and complete the required paperwork.  All applicants must meet specific School of Nursing requirements.

External Transfer Admission

Transfer students from other BSN programs are reviewed individually for admission to the BSN major. Requirements for Transfer Applicants to be considered for the pre-BSN (ND1220) include:

  • Overall minimum college grade point average of 2.75 on a 4-point scale
  • Accumulated at least 30 credit hours at the undergraduate level
  • Transfer equivalent of CHEM 1205 and CHEM 1205L, or CHEM 1210 or, Math Placement Level 1 or higher

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates are eligible to sit for the registered nursing licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed RNs.  Upon successful passing of the NCLEX-RN, graduates can be employed in a variety of settings to provide care for individuals, families, and populations within complex healthcare systems. Graduates are prepared to enter master's or doctoral programs in nursing, which prepare baccalaureate registered nurses for 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: BS1221


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

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students in the science and principles of nursing to provide care for individuals, families, and populations within complex healthcare systems.  The BSN curriculum includes courses in the sciences, humanities, and human behavior in addition to the nursing courses. Students learn through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical instruction and graduate with the competencies to provide evidence-based practice care as a generalist nurse.  Graduates of the BSN program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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