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					Ohio University School of Nursing
Academic Outreach Initiative
RN-BSN Completion Program

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                                                                   Core RN-BSN Nursing Courses (Total of 50 Credit Hours)

 Admission Requirements:                                                                                                                                  NRSE 455 – Excellence in
                                                NRSE 300 – Transitions in
 (1) Approved Associates Degree (ADN)
 or diploma in Nursing;
                                                 Professional Nursing is
                                                  the first course for all
                                                                                                                                                          Nursing is the final course
                                                                                                                                                          in the program. Students
                                                                                                                                                                                              BSN
 (2) Active Licensure as an RN.                 students. Students must                                                                                     may not enroll in this
                                                  complete this course                                                                                     capstone course until all
                                                before taking other Core                       Core Nursing Courses are presented                          nursing and non-nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                        To graduate with the BSN
                                                    Nursing Courses.                              in a carousel. Core courses will                          courses are complete.
                   58 Credit Hours including:                                                                                                                                             degree, students must
                                                                                                 always rotate in this order. After                                                      complete a minimum of
                   - Chemistry
                                                                                               completing NRSE 300, students may                                                        192 credit hours with an
                   - A&P                                                                      begin with any course in the carousel.                                                      overall 2.0 grade point
                   - Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                 average.
                   - Intro to Sociology                                                         To prevent delays in graduating,
                   - Nutrition                                                                students are strongly encouraged to
                   - Growth and Dev                                                              complete courses in the order
                                                                                                   presented in the carousel.
                   - Microbiology
                   - Statistics
 Support Courses




                   - Electives

                   *Students may begin Core
                                                                                                                                                         It is recommended that
                   before completing non-
                                                                                                                                                           students attempt to
                   nursing support courses.                                                                                                                  complete General
                   Some courses must be                                                                                                                 Education requirements
                   completed before or                                                                                                                   prior to beginning Core
                   concurrently with Core                                                                                                               RN-BSN Nursing courses.
                   Nursing Courses.                                                                                                                                                     * Tier 2 includes the
                                                     Tier 1 General Education Requirements                           Tier 2 General Education Requirements                              following areas: Applied
                                                     12 credit hours from an approved list of courses                32 credit hours from an approved list of courses in six            Math and Science; Cross
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cultural Perspectives;
                   Lower-Division                    including Freshman English, Quantitative Skills, and            areas (3 hour minimum in each of the six areas*)                   Fine Arts; Humanities and
                   Nursing Courses                   Junior Composition.                                             Tier 3 requirement is met by NRSE 455 – Capstone.                  Literature; Natural
                   (40 Credit Hours Minimum)                                                                                                                                            Sciences; Social Sciences.



                                                 Throughout the RN-BSN completion program, each student receives multi-tiered support from Course Professors, MSN-
                                                       Qualified Academic Facilitators, Student Success Coordinators, Hospital Partners, and Technical Support.
Ohio University School of Nursing
Academic Outreach Initiative
RN-BSN Completion Program

RN – BSN Core Nursing Courses                                     Rapid Completion
                                                                  Students may choose to take more than one course at a time. However, this path is
NRSE 300 – Transitions in Professional Nursing (5 Credit Hours)   recommended for full-time students only, and not those who work full time.

NRSE 310 – Health Appraisal (4 Credit Hours)                      Students who choose the rapid completion option must first complete NRSE 300 before taking
                                                                  two courses simultaneously. Students must complete all courses before enrolling in NRSE 455.
NRSE 335 – Legal and Ethical issues (4 Credit Hours)

NRSE 410 – Gerontology (4 Credit Hours)

NRSE 341 – Community Health (5 Credit Hours)

NRSE 414 – Diversity (4 Credit Hours)

NRSE 325 – Health Intervention (4 Credit Hours)

NRSE 330 – Family Health (4 Credit Hours)
                                                                                                   Core Nursing Courses are presented
                                                                                                      in a carousel. Core courses will
NRSE 405 – Research (4 Credit Hours)
                                                                                                     always rotate in this order. After
                                                                                                   completing NRSE 300, students may
NRSE 416 – Management (4 Credit Hours)                                                            begin with any course in the carousel.

NRSE 445 – Strategic Planning (4 Credit Hours)                                                      To prevent delays in graduating,
                                                                                                  students are strongly encouraged to
NRSE 455 – Excellence in Nursing – Capstone (4 Credit Hours)                                         complete courses in the order
                                                                                                       presented in the carousel.
Breakdown of Total Hours for the BSN Degree

58 Credits – Non-nursing Support Courses
40 Credits – Lower-Division Nursing Courses
12 Credits – Tier 1 General Education Courses
32 Credits – Tier 2 General Education Courses
50 Credits – RN-BSN Nursing Courses

192 Credits - Total

				
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