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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Nursing, RN-to-B.S.N. Program (B.S.N.)

Major codes BS1203 & BS1222

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
School of Nursing 
Grover Center E365
Phone: 740.593.4494
Phone: 800.560.0144
Fax: 740.593.0286


Deborah Henderson, contact person

The School of Nursing offers a RN-to-B.S.N. program (BS1203) designed for licensed RNs who are graduates of state-approved associate’s degree or diploma schools of nursing. The purpose is to prepare generalists for the professional practice of nursing and to provide a foundation for graduate study. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

For both nursing majors upper-division coursework in nursing, General Education Requirements , and upper-division courses outside of nursing are included. In the RN-to-B.S.N. program it is possible to complete a minor in another discipline while completing the major in nursing. The School of Nursing offers interactive online (Web-based) courses in the RN-to-B.S.N. program. This method of course delivery increases the availability of professional development and career mobility for registered nurses.

You must earn a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course offered by the School of Nursing (NRSE series). If you do not earn a grade of C or better, you must retake the course.

Note: most undergraduate courses offered through the School of Nursing can be retaken up to one time (i.e., initial registration and one retake). Variable credit courses usually cannot be retaken (i.e., with the possibility of the initial grade no longer being figured in the accumulative grade point calculation) but can be repeated for credit to count toward your degree.

Upon completing the RN-to-B.S.N. program requirements, you will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. At least 192 credit hours are required to graduate, along with an application for graduation.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Program Requirements

  1. Graduate of state-approved associate’s degree or diploma program in nursing.
  2. Admission to Ohio University. Applicants who have not yet received their license will be admitted in ND1205. Upon submitting their license to the School of Nursing, they will be able to submit an Application for Update of Program and will be moved into either BS1203 or BS1222.
  3. Evaluation of official transcripts from lower-division nursing program and all other post-secondary education. The evaluation must be completed by the University and the School of Nursing.
  4. Completion of specified program prerequisites, before beginning the nursing major sequence of courses.
  5. Prior to enrolling in clinical NRSE courses, documentation of a current license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or proof of graduation from an approved nursing school.

Area 2: Lower Division Nursing

 At least 40 credit hours are required.

Area 4: Other Requirements

Tier I— Junior-level advanced composition (select one course with “J” designation)

Tier II—a minimum of 32 hours with at least 3 hours in 6 categories (some content prerequisites and/or electives you have taken may apply to this requirement). Note that Tier II requirements changed in 2008. Check your DARS for details.

NOTE: You must earn at least 192 quarter hours and complete all requirements to receive the B.S.N.