Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Complete a nursing application in the nursing office.
Complete an application to Ohio University Southern with pre-nursing (ND 0210) llisted as your major, along with the $20 nonrefundable application fee (or complete a change of major to pre-nursing ND 0210 if already an OU student in a different program).
Submit official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all previous schools attended, including college, vocational/technical programs, and high school/GED. Students must be a graduate of high school or hold certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
Submit official ACT scores. A minimum of 23 is required for students wishing to enter the program straight from high school.
Submit to the nursing office a essay stating educational and career goals (typed; no more than 1 page). This is your opportunity to tell the selection committee why you should be chosen for the nursing program.
An established minimum college grade point average of a 2.75 (or a high school GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for students wishing to enter the program straight from high school).
The applicant must have completed courses in algebra, biology, and chemistry at the high school or college level with a minimum grade of a C in each course before the deadline.
COMPASS Placement Test is required for all new students. Please contact the Student Success Center, 740-533-4596, to schedule an appointment. You must place into a Tier I Math and English or complete the required developmental courses PRIOR to the deadline. Transfer students do not have to take the COMPASS exam if they have a course in English or Math that transfers from a previous college. This includes developmental courses, ENG 1510, and MATH 1200 or higher.
HESI A2 Nursing Admissions Exam, students must have an overall score of a 75% on the A2 in both Math and English. It is also required to test in Science, no minium score required for this section. This test will be administered each fall semester. You can call the Student Success Center at 740-533-4596 to make an appointment. Test codes can be purchased in Student Services and study guides can be purchased in the bookstore.
Applicants will be required to have a completed FBI and BCI fingerprint report (criminal background check). This will be completed after you have been selected for the program.
Disclaimer: Even if all of the above is completed prior to the deadline, you will still have to go through the selection process to determine if you will be chosen for advancement into the second year of the BSN Program. Completion of all of the above does not ensure you will be accepted.
The BSN programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The next CCNE review for the BSN programs will occur in 2021.
Program List (PDF)
School of Nursing
Molly Johnson, MSN, APRN-CPNP
Associate Director of NursingCenter for Nursing Education
BIOS 1300: Principles of Human A&P I (4 hrs)
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing & Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
MATH 1200: College Algebra (4 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 18 hrs
BIOS 1310: Principles of Human A&P ll (4 hrs)
CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry ll (4 hrs)
COMS 1010: Fundamentals of Human Communication (3 hrs)
SOC 1000: Intro to Sociology (3 hrs)
NRSE 1110: Clinical Judgment l (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 17 hrs
NRSE 2110: Clinical Judgment ll (2 hrs)
NRSE 2120: Pathophysiology (3 hrs)
NRSE 2230: Health Assessment (3 hrs)
BIOS 2210/2215: Microbes & Humans/Lab (4 hrs)
PSY 1110: Elementary Statistical Reasoning (3 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child & Adolescent Psych (3 hrs) OR
EDEC 1600: Intro to Child Development (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 17/18 hrs
NRSE 2210: Clinical Judgment lll (2 hrs)
NRSE 2220: Foundations Nursing Practice (4 hrs)
NRSE 3120: Diversity & Ethics & Gerontology (3 hrs)
NRSE 2240: Pharmacology in Nursing. (4 hrs)
NUTR 1000: Nutrition (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 16 hrs
NRSE 2250: Evidence-based Nursing Practice (4 hrs)
NRSE 3110: Clinical Judgment IV (2 hrs)
NRSE 3130: Nursing Care of Adults I (7 hrs)
Gen Ed Tier (2F) (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 16 hrs
NRSE 3210: Clinical Judgment V (2 hrs)
NRSE 3230: Nursing Care of Adults II (7 hrs)
NRSE 3140: Mental Health Nursing (3 hrs)
Gen Ed Tier I Junior Composition (3 hrs)
Gen Ed Tier II (2C) (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 18 hrs
NRSE 4110: Clinical Judgment VI (2 hrs)
NRSE 4120: Management and Leadership in Nursing (3 hrs)
NRSE 4140: Nursing care of Children and Families (5 hrs)
NRSE 4150: Nursing care of Populations: Family and Community (5 hrs)
Total Credits: 15 hrs
NRSE 4210: Clinical Judgment VII (2 hrs)
NRSE 4400: Professional Practice in Nursing (8 hrs)
NRSE 4600: Nursing Excellence T3 Equivalent (3 hrs)
Total Credits: 13 hrs