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RN-BSN Completion Program

The College of Nursing offers an opportunity for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The RN student achieves the same terminal objectives as the basic BSN student. However, this alternate track for the RN provides for flexibility and an individualized curriculum approach for the nurse in practice. The Nursing Core Courses of this are program is offered online, and students choose from one of four Plan of Study options for program completion.

[View Full Program Curriculum and Guidelines Here]

RN-BSN Plans of Study for Nursing Core Courses: Full Time and Part Time Options*

*Please note that the Nursing Core Courses for this program do not run during the Summer semesters.

Option One: Two Semesters Completion

Semester 1 Semester 2

NURS 4180 (4 credit hrs.) - Theoretical & Professional Foundations in Nursing

NURS 4190 (6 credit hrs.) - Interpersonal Strategies in Nursing of Older Adults

NURS 4210 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Nursing Research

NURS 4230 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Health Assessment

NURS 4120 (5 credit hrs.) - Nursing Leadership & Management

NURS 4200 (5 credit hrs.) - Population Focused Care

NURS 4220 (4 credit hrs.) - Applied Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

 

 

Option Two: Three Semesters Completion

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

NURS 4180 (4 credit hrs.) - Theoretical & Professional Foundations in Nursing

NURS 4190 (6 credit hrs.) - Interpersonal Strategies in Nursing of Older Adults

NURS 4230 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Health Assessment

NURS 4120 (5 credit hrs.) - Nursing Leadership & Management

NURS 4220 (4 credit hrs.) - Applied Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

 

 

NURS 4200 (5 credit hrs.) - Population Focused Care

NURS 4210 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Nursing Research

 

 

 

 

Option Three: Four Semesters Completion

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4

NURS 4180 (4 credit hrs.) - Theoretical & Professional Foundations in Nursing

NURS 4230 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Health Assessment

NURS 4190 (6 credit hrs.) - Interpersonal Strategies in Nursing of Older Adults

NURS 4210 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Nursing Research

NURS 4120 (5 credit hrs.) - Nursing Leadership & Management

NURS 4220 (4 credit hrs.) - Applied Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

NURS 4200 (5 credit hrs.) - Population Focused Care

 

 

 

 

Option Four: Seven Semesters Completion

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
NURS 4180 (4 credit hrs.) - Theoretical & Professional Foundations in Nursing NURS 4230 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Health Assessment NURS 4190 (6 credit hrs.) - Interpersonal Strategies in Nursing of Older Adults NURS 4210 (3 credit hrs.) - Applied Nursing Research
Semester 5 Semester 6 Semester 7  
NURS 4220 (4 credit hrs.) - Applied Pathophysiology & Pharmacology NURS 4120 (5 credit hrs.) - Nursing Leadership & Management NURS 4200 (5 credit hrs.) - Population Focused Care

Admission Requirements and Process

Admission to the Upper Division RN-BSN Nursing Program involves:

  1. Graduation from an accredited RN nursing program.
  2. Unencumbered nursing licensure.
  3. Completion of Program Prerequisites with a letter grade of "C" or better - See Program Check Sheet.
    1. GSW 1120 - Academic Writing
    2. BIOL 2050 - Concepts in Biology II
    3. CHEM 1090/1100 or CHEM 1250 - Chemistry
    4. BIOL 3310 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    5. BIOL 3320 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    6. BIOL 3140/3150 - Microbiology for Health Professions
    7. MATH 1150 - Intro to Statistics
    8. CS 1000 - Computer Basics
    9. PSYC 1010 - General Psychology
    10. PSYC 3100 - Lifespan Development Psychology
    11. PHIL 1020 or PHIL 2420 - Ethics or Medical Ethics
    12. FN 2070 - Intro to Human Nutrition 
      1. Note All coursework for the BSN Basic Nursing Program must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.
  4. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, which reflects all courses ever taken anywhere at the college level
  5. Completion and Submission of the Program Application via NursingCAS by the deadline for each admission cycle:  
Semester of Entry NursingCAS and Supplemental Applications Open NursingCAS and Supplemental Applications Open
Fall February 15 May 1
Spring June 1** October 1**

**Please note: NursingCAS will have a 3 day maintenance period from Aug. 7-9, 2012. During this time period applicants will not be able to log into their application and new applicants will not be able to create an account. However, once the maintenance period ends, applicants can log back into their application without a problem and will not have to re-enter any information. Additionally, new applicants will be able to create an account once the maintenance period ends.  Application website.

**Please Note The Following**

  • In NursingCAS, select "RN-BSN Nursing Program" designation under "University of Toledo College of Nursing"
  • Application requires the creation of an online profile at NursingCAS with an application submission fee of $45.  
  • In order to allow for processing, it is best to have applications submitted 4-6 weeks before the application deadline)


Applications will be reviewed by the UT College of Nursing's Admissions Committee approximately six (6) weeks after the application deadlines for each semester. Applicants will be evaluated based on their GPA, completion of the prerequisite coursework, current Registered Nursing licensure status, and overall academic progress.

Costs associated with application and admission to program:

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Graduation requirements
A minimum of 122 hours is required for graduation, of which 40 hours must be in upper-division coursework. In addition the 30 hours earned immediately before graduation must be completed through Bowling Green State University uninterrupted by coursework at another university or college.

University requirements
Each student is required to complete GSW 1120 or demonstrate a proficiency in written expression equivalent to that attained by students who have completed the course. A penalty is imposed if GSW 1120 is not completed within the first 60 hours. (See Academic Policies.) RN students must take or transfer in equivalent to math as demonstrated by a competency examination score above MATH 95 level. Students must also meet all BG Perspective requirements, including a Cultural Diversity in the U.S. course and an International Perspective course.
The curriculum for nursing students is based on Orem's self-care deficit theory in nursing. Person-centered approaches to nursing care focus on helping people to increase their abilities to promote, maintain or restore their own health while also involving the family and community. Critical thinking and decision-making are integral components of the curriculum.

The nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has full approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing. The nursing courses and clinical experiences are provided by the College of Nursing at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus located in Toledo.

Special Considerations

Fees for the nursing program are the same as for all other degree programs at BGSU. However, there are additional charges for required professional liability insurance, physical examinations, specific health tests, laboratory fees and workbooks.

Students are expected to arrange for their own transportation to and from the clinical agencies.