Nursing R.N.-B.S.N. Option for the Registered Nurse

The RN-BSN option allows qualified registered nurses to complete the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program. The program is designed for the registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma in nursing who wishes to earn a BSN degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program, Diploma or Associate Degree
  • An unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in Ohio
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • English Composition
  • Social Science Electives
  • Or by special permission of the Dean of the Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 125 semester hours is required for graduation. Students must fulfill all general education requirements and requirements for the nursing major.

All RN-BSN applicants will be considered for the reduced core of the general education requirements of the university.  Qualifying for the reduced core requires a minimum of 60 college credits.  For all admitted nurses, 25 semester credits of nursing escrow credit are awarded after successfully completing the 300 level nursing courses.  The lower division nursing credits, awarded by the direct or escrow methods will be counted toward the 60 transfer credits needed to qualify for the reduced core of the general education requirements.  In addition, all other courses taken at another university or college will be considered for transfer credit. Decisions on granting transfer credit are made by the registrar.



Nursing RN-BSN Program Requirements

Biology (3-4 sem. hrs.)
BIO 300 or 400 level3-4
Chemistry (3 sem. hrs.)
CHEM 200Aspects of Clinical Chemistry3
Mathematics (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 221Statistics (prequisite is MATH 104)3
Nursing (29 sem. hrs.) 1
NURS 300RNTheor Conc for Nurs Practice 13
NURS 301RNHlth Assess/Prom Nurs Practice4
NURS 302RNCrit Think in Clin Decisions5
NURS 340RNNursing with Families3
NURS 410RNNursing Research ( prerequisite MATH 221)3
NURS 420RNDV:Population Focused Nursing4
NURS 430RNNursing Leadership5
NURS 450RNNursing Capstone 12

(Credit for work experience (maximum of two nursing courses) is an option for the registered nurse by using the professional portfolio process. Students must develop a written agreement with nursing faculty member then complete Humanities 200 in order to do a portfolio.)