Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN/BSN
College of Health and Human Services
Degree Track for the Registered Nurse
The College of Nursing also offers an opportunity for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs to earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. The RN student achieves the same terminal objectives as the basic student. However, this alternate track for the RN provides for flexibility and an individualized curriculum approach for the nurse in practice. This program is offered online.
Criteria for seeking admission to the major include:
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall, including all transfer work;
- Graduation from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program; diploma candidates from non-articulating programs must submit a portfolio;
- Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Ohio;
- Must have a C or better in all supportive requirements, university requirements, and nursing core courses.
Applications to the nursing major are available in the nursing offices on the main and Firelands campuses. A lab fee is assessed for all clinical courses.
A minimum of 123 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.
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 95 level.