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Nursing (RN to BSN)

Degree: BS

Campus: Columbus, Lima, Marion, Mansfield, Newark

College: Nursing

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an online-only degree completion program 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). 

Note for prospective freshmen: Don't apply to this RN to BSN program. Instead, select "Nursing" as your major when you apply for admission.

What is a degree completion program?

When you enroll in a degree completion program, you bring your existing credits to the university and fulfill the remaining coursework required to obtain your bachelor’s degree. Many students transfer credits from an associate’s degree, and some have prerequisite credits they must earn before they begin their coursework for the degree program. Learn about potential transfer credits from other universities.

How do I apply?

At Ohio State, degree completion programs are categorized as “undergraduate professional” programs, and applicants apply through Graduate and Professional Admissions. Learn more at

Why learn online?

Online learning offers convenience for busy schedules, and much more. When you learn online, you pay in-state tuition rates no matter where you live. Ohio State’s online courses are taught by the same instructors who teach on campus, with added support from experts in online instructional design.

Ohio State’s online programs have the same admissions standards and learning outcomes as our traditional offerings. Aligning with the standards of our on-campus offerings ensures that your experience is top-quality and your Ohio State diploma is equally respected. Test drive online classes at Ohio State: explore the online course demo.

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