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Bachelor of Science Nursing




College of Health Science & Professions 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) 



Program Description 

The BS1221 nursing major code is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the registered nurse (RN) li-censing exam. Individuals will apply to the pre-BSN major (ND1220), complete specified college courses, and apply to be admitted to the BS1221 major. Admission to BS1221 is selective and determined by completion of a specified set of courses, a minimum grade point average of 2.75, successful score on the Nursing Admissions exam, an inter-view, a physical exam, a background check, and updated immunizations. 

Program Requirements (pre-BSN 1st year) 

The following academic requirements must be met in order to be admitted to the pre-BSN (1st year) pro-gram as an incoming students to Ohio University Zanesville: 


1. Minimum high school gpa of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 

2. Must have earned a grade of ‘C’ or better in the following: algebra, biology, and chemistry 

3. Successfully completed a college prep curriculum 

English: 4 units 

College prep Math: 3 units 

Social Science: 2 units 

Biology & Chemistry: 2 units 

*All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better 

4. Recommend completion of the following coursework: physics, foreign language, anatomy & physiology, or a third unit in social science 

5. Complete application for admission to Ohio University Zanesville 

6. Submit official high school transcripts 

7. Earn a minimum 23 ACT or 1590 SAT 


1. Must have completed coursework in algebra, biology, and chemistry with a grade of ‘C’ or better at either the college or high school level 

2. Must have a minimum college gpa of 2.75 or higher, in the event the applicant has attended multi-ple colleges, a combined college gpa will be calculated 

3. Complete the application for admission to Ohio University Zanesville, or “Update of Program” form if currently enrolled at OU Zanesville 

4. If you have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit, submit an official high school transcript 

5. Submit official college transcripts from each college or university you have attended 

Program Requirements (BSN 2nd year) 

1. CHEM 1210 & 1220 or 1510 & 1520 (or equivalent) 

2. BIOS 1300 & 1310 (or equivalent) 

3. ENG 1510 (or equivalent) 

4. NRSE 1100 

5. Three of the following 5 courses: PSY 1010, SOC 1000, COMS 1010, PSY 2410 or EDEC 1600, NUTR 1000 (or equivalent) 

*Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at OU Zanesville are strongly en-couraged to contact the department with specific questions pertaining to the admission 

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