Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Ohio State University

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Ohio State University prepares nurses with an associate degree or diploma to take the next step in their career. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to: 

  • ​Integrate knowledge from a liberal education, the sciences, and nursing to address the health care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the life span in diverse and global health care systems and environments
  • ​Apply a systematic process for application and evaluation of scientific evidence related to the principles of health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and illness management across the continuum of dynamic healthcare environments
  • ​Apply the knowledge and skills of information management and patient care technologies to deliver high quality nursing care that addresses legal, ethical, historical, and emerging issues
  • ​Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations and within nursing and with other health disciplines to design, manage, and deliver high quality and safe patient-centered care
  • ​Demonstrate a commitment to leadership and professionalism through the delivery of socially, ethically, and fiscally responsible care while embracing the concept of life-long learning


This bachelor completion program requires 120 semester credits for completion, including up to 90 transfer credits.

  • Online degree requirements: 30 credits
  • An associate degree or diploma from an ACEN-accredited institution
  • Completion of 9 required prerequisites with a grade of C- or better prior to enrollment in the program
  • A cumulative GPA on all college-level work of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Unrestricted and current RN licensure complete by start of second semester in the program

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

May not be authorized for residents of Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming.