Major code BS1203
College of Health and Human Services
Grover Center E365
Athens, OH 45701
Therese Snively, contact person
The School of Nursing offers a RN-to-B.S.N. program 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.
The major in nursing includes upper-division coursework in nursing, University General Education requirements, and upper-division courses outside of nursing. 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.
Admission to and progression through the program include the following steps: (1) you are admitted to Ohio University; (2) after a review of your records of previous coursework, you are informed of the program prerequisites you must meet and are oriented to the expectations and structure of the program; (3) you are admitted to the nursing major and, if needed, you enroll in courses to complete prerequisites; (4) you register for NRSE 300 to begin the required nursing courses; and (5) you complete the rest of the required courses for the degree.
Several nursing courses have a clinical component. Clinical experiences occur in a broad range of traditional and nontraditional health care and health maintenance settings. Students, with advising, arrange for clinical experiences close to where they reside. You are responsible for transportation to the clinical experiences.
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, you must retake the course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.
Note: most undergraduate courses offered through the School of Nursing can be retaken up to two times (i.e., initial registration and two retakes). 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. The requirements consist of 90 quarter hours consisting of lower-division nursing and General Education courses and 102 quarter hours of upper-division nursing, General Education, and support courses, and an official application for degree conferral.