College of Health Sciences and Professions
Grover Center E365
Deborah Henderson, Director
Cheryl Brimner, Administrative Coordinator
Kathy Chapman, Administrative Associate
The School of Nursing offers a B.S.N. program (BS1221 ) designed for pre-licensure students. The School of Nursing also offers an RN-to-B.S.N. program (BS1203 or BS1222 ) designed for licensed RNs. The purpose is to prepare nurse generalists for the professional practice and to provide a foundation for graduate study. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
The majors in nursing include upper-division coursework in nursing, University, and College requirements. 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 (BS1203 and BS1222 ). This method of course delivery increases the availability of professional development and career mobility for registered nurses.
Admission to the pre-nursing major (ND1220) includes specific high school coursework, a minimum high school 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale, and ACT/SAT scores. See the School of Nursing website for specific information regarding the requirements for entering freshmen and transfer students.
A large component of the pre-licensure B.S.N. program (BS1221 ) is clinical experience. These experiences occur in a broad range of traditional and nontraditional health care and health maintenance settings. Students are responsible for transportation to the clinical experiences that include settings outside of Athens.
For students interested in the RN-to-BSN program (BS1203 /1222 ), see the program’s website for admission information: www.outreach.ohio.edu/bsn/. Students will apply to the program, and upon admission, receive an information packet detailing policies, procedures, and instructions.
Regardless of program, students must earn a grade of 80% (B-) or better in each course offered by the School of Nursing (NRSE series). Students in the pre-licensure program that do not receive at least a B- in nursing coursework must retake the course before progressing to the next course. Due to the rotating fashion of courses in the RN-to-B.S.N. program (BS1203 or 1222), students in this program may continue taking NRSE courses but must retake the course in which they received lower than a B- prior to graduation. See School of Nursing Undergraduate Handbook for details.
Upon successful completion of nursing, University, and College requirements, students in major codes BS1203 , 1221 or 1222 will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
School Nurse License
Ohio University has an approved School Nurse License program. The required courses are a mixture of courses from nursing, psychology, and health. Many of them are delivered online, but some require attendance in a classroom. Students who are completing the RN- to-BSN program may take these courses while working on the B.S.N. degree. Individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree from another institution can complete the requirements as a postbaccalaureate non-degree seeking student (ND1204). Equivalent transfer courses will be used where applicable.
The course requirements are (required credit hours are in parentheses):
1. Upper division nursing courses:
, Professional Nursing Practice (4) , Community Health Nursing (4)
, Health Assessment & Promotion (4)
, Family Nursing (4)
2. Links between education and nursing:
, Introduction to Special Education (3)
, Educational Psychology (3)
, Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education (3)
3. Supporting content
, Human Sexualities (3) OR , Clinical Issues: Human Sexuality (4)
, Psychology of Personality (3) OR , Abnormal Psychology (3)
, Child Psychology (4) OR , Intro to Child Development (3)
, School Health (3)
4. School Nurse Role
, Introduction to School Nursing (3)
, School Nurse Clinical (5)