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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Nursing Major (B.S.N.)

Major code BS1221- Traditional B.S.N.

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


Program Overview

The BS1221 nursing major code is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the registered nurse (RN) licensing exam. Individuals will apply to the preBSN major (ND1220), complete specified college courses, and apply to selective admission to the BS1221 major. Success in Pre-Nursing does not  guarantee selective admission into the BS1221 major. Applicants must apply and meet specific School of Nursing requirements.  For additional information and specific requirements refer to School of Nursing website.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program: 

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills using the nursing process that result in the application of theory to safe professional nursing practice.
  2. Students will be able to employ effective communication skills when interacting with patients, families, members of the community, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  3. Students will be able to execute evidence-based practice (EBP) principles within the BSN scope of practice to ensure quality of care to culturally diverse individuals and populations.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen are not directly admitted to BS1221. Students apply to ND1220 (preBSN major).  Applicants must apply and meet specific School of Nursing requirements for ND1220.

Change of Program Policy

Individuals seeking to change their major to ND1220 or BS1221 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 are reviewed individually for admission to the School of Nursing.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates are eligible to sit for the registered nursing licensing exam (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful passing of the NCLEX-RN, graduates can be employed in a variety of settings. Graduates are prepared to enter master's or doctoral programs in nursing which prepare baccalaureate registered nurses for advanced nursing roles.