Nursing RN to BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Online

About us

Nursing is a diverse discipline that affords the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding career. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses are generalists who provide services for patients and their families in hospitals, clinics, businesses, homes, and a variety of other settings. Nursing involves activities related to health promotion and health restoration of individuals who are experiencing illness and/or disabilities throughout the lifespan. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the entry level professional degree in nursing and provides the foundation for graduate study.

The College of Nursing at Ohio State provides one of the finest baccalaureate programs in the United States and is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Like all baccalaureate programs at Ohio State, the curriculum includes general education (GE) course requirements in foundational skills, the arts, sciences and humanities as well as courses in the nursing science major.

The RN to BSN option is designed for nurses who have completed an Associate's Degree or Diploma in Nursing from an institution with accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA). The nursing coursework is 12-15 months in length, online, and provides flexibility so that students can work and meet other responsibilities. The clinical nursing courses are tailored to registered nurses' previous experiences and can be completed near home. Other non-nursing courses necessary for the baccalaureate degree may require additional time and can be fulfilled at any of the Ohio State campuses and online.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states. 

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