Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree

Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

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Ohio is a great place to become a registered nurse. Presently, there are more than 30 universities in this state that currently offer BSN classes, some of which can be completed online while the student continues their regular work schedule. For those already licensed as a registered nurse, RN to BSN classes offer an opportunity for students to increase their understanding and talents they already have as an RN and allow them to position themselves for additional job opportunities.

An significant part of the BSN coursework is having an open timetable, with the possibility for virtual training. The RN-BSN programs move quickly, so this double duty season will not last long; the entire program can be completed within a years’ time. This quicker pace is made possible by the “Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams”, which do an assessment of familiarity in the nursing procedures and services, medicinal and operating procedures and understanding, pediatrics, psychological health and neonatal care. Fundamentally, they assess the current understanding and abilities of an RN to be able to permit them to transfer to an advanced level program founded on previously learned facts in both work and previous schooling. This permits presently employed RN’s to familiarize specific programs to their distinct needs and wishes.

In Ohio, a GPA of 2.5 is a precondition and previous nursing classes are characteristically mandatory to get accepted into a BSN study program. Nevertheless, as admission is competitive, this may still not be enough to get into the program of your choice. Fundamentals should be principally satisfied by preceding education throughout and along with classes in proper English, mathematics, and statistics information, and several optional classes in the subsequent areas of humanities, communications, lab, science and social/behavioral sciences. Once fundamentals are finished and enrollment is achieved, pupils take classes in investigative studies, management, domestic and public health, public duty and higher level electives ranging anywhere from terrorism to any non-related courses in one of many fields of study. This will allow a nurse to develop further understanding of such subjects.

The state of Ohio has a tough grading scale on nursing students. All nursing classes and electives require the lowest grades to be at a C average or better. A student who goes on to graduate from a BSN program should enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities to choose from. Students with a BSN can go into public or private nursing and take on roles as nurse educator and nursing management positions.

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List of CCNE Accredited BSN
Programs in Ohio

Complete list of Ohio colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:

Ashland University
A And H Building
Mansfield, OH
(419) 289-5125
BSN Degree

Bowling Green State University
132 Frazee Ave
Bowling Green, OH
(419) 352-3705
BSN Degree

Capital University
1 College And Main
Columbus, OH
(614) 236-6011
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Cedarville University
251 N Main St
Cedarville, OH
(937) 766-2211
BSN Degree

Cleveland State University
2300 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
(216) 523-7203
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, OH
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Hiram College
PO Box 67
Hiram, OH
(330) 569-3211
BSN Degree

Kent State University
3300 Lake Rd W
Kent, OH
(440) 964-4217
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Lourdes College
6832 Convent Blvd, Unit 1
Sylvania, OH
(419) 885-3211
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Malone University
515 25th St NW
Canton, OH
(330) 471-8100
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
2221 Madison Ave
Toledo, OH
(419) 251-1313
BSN Degree

Miami University
1601 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH
(513) 785-3000
BSN Degree

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S Davis Ave
Columbus, OH
(614) 225-5261
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
670 Morrison Rd
Mount Vernon, OH
(614) 322-2847
BSN Degree

Notre Dame College
4545 College Rd
South Euclid, OH
(216) 373-5213
BSN Degree

Ohio Northern University
919 S Main St
Ada, OH
(419) 634-9930
BSN Degree

Ohio State University, The
Columbus, OH
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Ohio University
W 82 Food Ct
Athens, OH
(740) 566-0932
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Otterbein University
Westerville, OH
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Akron, The
Akron, OH
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Cincinnati
4200 Clermont College Dr
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 732-5200
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Toledo Consortium
Toledo, OH
BSN Degree

Urbana University
3055 Kettering Blvd, Ste 300
Urbana, OH
(937) 298-3973
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Ursuline College
2550 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH
(440) 449-4200
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Wright State University
1 Wyoming St
Dayton, OH
(937) 220-2177
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Xavier University
3800 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 745-1000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

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