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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Nursing, Baccalaureate Program (B.S.N.)


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Major code BS1203

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) register for NRSE 300 to begin the required nursing courses; and (5) complete the rest of the required courses for the degree.

Several nursing courses have a clinical component. Clinic al 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.

Program Requirements


  1. Graduate of state-approved associate’s degree or diploma program in nursing.
  2. Admission to Ohio University.
  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:
    1. current license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in Ohio.
    2. individual malpractice insurance.
    3. current immunizations (and/or waiver of the same) including hepatitis B.
    4. results of TB skin test completed within the past year.
    5. current CPR certification.
    6. criminal background check.

Area 4: Other Requirements


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

Tier II—a minimum of 30 hours with at least 4 hours in 4 of 5 categories (some content prerequisites and/or electives you have taken may apply to this requirement)

Completion of any minor, certificate, or additional major program offered at Ohio University or any previously earned baccalaureate degree.

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

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