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RN to BSN Online Program

Online RN to BSN

100% Online RN to BSN degree that fits your busy life

Ranked best RN to BSN program in the country among public universities by OHIO's online nursing program is designed for registered nurses seeking to advance their careers through a bachelor’s degree in nursing. There's never been a better time to prepare for the next step in your career!

Ohio University is proud to provide excellent learning experiences for online students. OHIO's School of Nursing ranked first in the state for 2023 Best Nursing Schools in Ohio by Niche, a popular website that compiles data to inform students and families and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report a top online nursing programs in the country.

The School of Nursing is housed in our prestigious College of Health Sciences and Professions, one of the largest health sciences colleges in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Our graduates emerge as highly competent practitioners, medical leaders, and scholars. The fully online format of the degree program offers flexibility in pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing without causing career or life disruptions.

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Ohio University is ranked the top college in Ohio for online education by Newsweek.

An Online Nursing Degree Designed to Fit Your Busy Life

Our online RN to BSN degree is designed to seamlessly integrate into the lives and hectic schedules of working nurses. This accelerated program offers flexibility by allowing students to access study materials and submit assignments online at their convenience, from any location. This enables a manageable balance between work, school, and personal life commitments.

OHIO in affordable option for both in-state and out-of-state students with less fees 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 Courses

  • 120 credits total (transfer credits accepted)
  • Only 9 nursing courses (31 credit hours)
  • Students can pursue our program at their own pace

Previous coursework is assessed to generate a personalized outlook for the remaining courses required to fulfill the BSN degree. Among the total of 120 credit hours, 30 must be completed through Ohio University, known as residency hours.Your nursing courses will total 31 credits. Dive deeper into the RN to BSN online curriculum.

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What courses will you take?

The RN to BSN online curriculum is composed of courses in biology, chemistry, nutrition, sociology, psychology, nursing, and more.

Course list

Transferring Credits

The RN to BSN program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree in nursing. Find information on transferring your credits.

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Career Opportunities

RN to BSN graduates are prepared to be highly competent caregivers, health care 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 your career.

Flexible Online Format

With asynchronous coursework and flexible advising, students can complete their degree on their own schedule. Take a full load and finish the degree in four semesters, or pace your courses to fit your life and career.

Admission Requirements

  • Associate degree or diploma in Nursing
  • Grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Resident with an active unencumbered RN license in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wyoming -- this includes temporary licenses obtained in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Learn more about eligibility for admission into the RN to BSN program.


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