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Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN (3 + 1)

The Ohio University School of Nursing RN to BSN program is designed especially for registered nurses (RNs) who want to further their education and advance their careers by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). We realize that nurses juggle multiple demands — career, family and classes — and carving out time to drive to campus and sit for a lecture can be challenging. The online RN to BSN program provides flexibility to earn a valuable degree through learning anytime, anywhere.

Ohio University Website – RN to BSN


Program Admission Requirements

  • Associate degree or diploma in Nursing
  • Students applying as transfer students, in general, need a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Resident with an active, unencumbered RN license in Ohio, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. — this includes temporary licenses obtained in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Students must have completed the equivalent of ENG 1510 to be admitted to the major. Otherwise, students will be reviewed for the pre-major.
  • RN to BSN Transfer Application dates and deadlines for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters can be found here: RN-BSN Deadlines
  • Transfer students can begin taking courses at OHIO during any semester. However, students will only be considered for merit-based scholarships if they apply for the Fall term and are admitted by May 15.
  • Send official transcripts from all institutions where students receive college-level credit.
  • ACT/SAT scores not required for transfer students

2021-2022 Ohio University RN to BSN Advising Guide


Parallel Program  

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

AAS Curriculum Pathway RN to BSN

Application Procedures 

To apply for this Partnership degree, follow the steps below:

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee (due at time of application). Transfer students needing assistance paying the application fee and are Pell eligible can apply for the NACAC Transfer Application Fee Waiver.  The downloadable form is on the link provided.
  • Request all colleges  and universities that you have attended to send official transcripts directly to Ohio University
  • Once your materials are in, you can monitor the progress of your application by checking your MyOHIO Student Center. You can learn more about how to check your application status through this link.
  • You will then schedule an advising appointment with your assigned Ohio University academic advisor.
  • Be sure to register for the Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) after you are admitted to learn about resources and student support services.

Submit all college-level transcripts to:
Ohio University
Undergraduate Admissions
1 Ohio University
120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701


How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?  

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
    • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
    • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).


For More Information

Lacey Latkovic
Director, Strategic Partnerships OHIO Online Enrollment
P: 740.593.2919

See the Ohio University Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.