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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.

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

Major 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
nursing@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/bsnonline

Program Overview

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

All NRSE courses are delivered online. Most support courses also have online options. 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:

https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/nursing/rn-bsn/eligibility

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

Change of Program Policy

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

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 OU transfer credit policy.

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.