The Ohio State University at Newark

Specialized Transfer Programs--RN to BSN

The RN to BSN option (offered online only) is designed for nurses who have completed an associate degree or diploma in nursing from an institution with accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). If a prospective student has not earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing, they can begin the 4-year Bachelors of Nursing degree - Undergraduate Admissions

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.

Prerequisites 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

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

Learn More For additional information about the RN-BSN program and next steps, prospective students should visit the OSU College of Nursing website or contact the RN-BSN program office directly ( or 614-292-4041).

Students interested in taking prerequisite or General Education courses on the Newark campus should first confirm course requirements with the RN-BSN program office and then contact the OSU Newark Admissions and Advising office (740-366-9333 or 800-963-9274 ext. 69333).

All questions regarding admission to the RN-BSN program, transfer credit evaluations, and program details should be directed to the OSU College of Nursing RN-BSN program ( or 614-292-4041) or to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions ( or 614-292-9444).

To view a Virtual Presentation please click here: Virtual Presentation