Degree Completion Requirements
The RN to BSN program comprises 30 credit hours. You will be awarded transfer credit for previous college courses that match the BG Perspective (General Education) courses and support course requirements. A total of 122 credit hours are required to graduate from Bowling Green State University with a BSN. A student must remain in good academic standing with at least a GPA of 2.0 to graduate from the RN to BSN program. A grade of “C” or greater must be earned in all RN to BSN core classes for graduation.
BGSU eCampus Online Courses
- NURS 3028 - Transition to Practice
- NURS 3038 - Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
- NURS 3098 - Advanced Assessment and Health Promotion
- NURS 3428 - Community and Population Health
- NURS 3808 - Nursing Leadership and Quality Improvement
- NURS 3908 - Informatics in Healthcare
- GERO 3010 - Diversity in the Experience of Aging
- PUBH 4250 - Policies in Healthcare
- AHS 4010 - Issues in Healthcare
- NURS 4048 - Capstone
Admission Requirements RN to BSN
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with either an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing.
- An active, valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the United States. If the applicant does not hold a current RN license, he or she must successfully pass the NCLEX examination prior to enrolling in Transition to Practice (NURS 3028).
- Transcripts from all previously attended colleges
- A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 in all previous college work.
- Complete the Online Application for admission to BGSU.
- Submit all required documents and a $45 nonrefundable application fee.
Once we receive your application and all required documents, an admission decision will be made in approximately two weeks. If admitted, your admission packet will include an official transfer credit evaluation.
All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, ethnicity, gender/transgender status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, military and/or veteran status, genetic information or other characteristics protected by the law.
Progression in the RN to BSN Program
- Maintain an active, valid, current, and unencumbered RN license throughout the course of study.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
- A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all core RN to BSN courses.
- Any core RN to BSN course that does not have a grade of “C” or better must be retaken to earn a grade of “C” or better.
- A student must take Transition to Practice (NURS 3028) as the first core RN to BSN course. Exception; A student may take Research and EBP in Nursing (NURS 3038) with Advisor approval.
- Capstone (NURS 4048) must be taken last in the sequence of nursing courses.
- All general education or supportive courses can be taken in conjunction with the RN to BSN core courses.
- All general education, supportive courses, and RN to BSN core courses must be completed before enrolling in Capstone (NURS 4048).
A student may stop out of the RN to BSN program for a period of time for various reasons. However, the student should notify the Director of the RN to BSN Program of the need to stop out. A student is able to return to the RN to BSN Program at any time through a readmission process. If the curriculum has changed, the student will abide by the new curriculum pattern at time of readmission.
Steps to Apply
Submit Your Application Online
Note: There is a non-refundable application fee. If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.
Submit Official Collegiate Transcripts
Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts should be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
eCampus Enrollment Specialist Will Help you Enroll
Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete. At that point, you will receive an email from an eCampus enrollment specialist with instructions for registration.
You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from the College of Health and Human Services
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