Specialized Transfer Programs--RN to BSN 

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The Ohio State University College of Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. program provides the academic foundation for graduates to keep pace with change, as well as to set the pace for the profession.

Through collaboration with Ohio State’s regional campuses and the introduction of CARMEN, the university’s new distance learning system, the R.N. to B.S.N. program is now able to reach beyond central Ohio. This allows students greater flexibility to work, meet family responsibilities, and study while earning a B.S.N. in their local communities.

Program Description
The program requires a total of 120 semester hours, including prerequisite, general education, and nursing courses. Some of the course work can be earned through previous courses taken at institutions of higher education, and/or associate or diploma nursing programs. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed at Ohio State in order for degree conferment.

The prerequisites may have been completed within the previous educational experience of the registered nurse. Any outstanding prerequisites must be completed by the year of application and before beginning the nursing courses. For complete details please click here: Prerequisites

Nursing Courses and General Education
Students can access all required nursing courses online, allowing them more flexibility and convenience. The clinical nursing courses are tailored to registered nurses’ previous experiences and can be completed near home. Other non-nursing courses necessary for the baccalaureate degree can be fulfilled at any of the Ohio State campuses. These include additional courses in composition, math, history and humanities. For complete details please click here: Nursing General Education

Admission is competitive and selective. For the online application, deadlines, and minimum requirements please click here: Application

Contact an Advisor
Most importantly, advising is done at the student’s home campus. For more information and to begin the next step in your education, please contact Linda Mathews, Academic Advisor, The Ohio State University Newark, Office of Advising, (740) 366-9333, (800) 963-9275 ext. 69333, mathews.98@osu.edu.

To view a Virtual Presentation please click here: Virtual Presentation