Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-nursing students are any students who are in the process of completing supportive requirements. Once students have been accepted into a cohort and officially begin their core nursing courses, their major is updated to "nursing".

View the BSN program checksheet

In a "2+2" program, students spend their first two years completing prerequisites, then upon admission into the program, they complete all their core courses in the last two years.

There is an online program for currently practicing Registered Nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Only individuals with an RN can enroll in this program.

If you were and LPN who became and RN, you are able to recieve college credit for your LPN when you apply to the RN-to-BSN program.

Schedule an appointment with the Pre-Nursing Advisor, Misha Lamphere, to learn more about the program, assess prerequisite completion, and discuss program entry options.

We only accept American Heart Association (AHA) Certification. This course is offered on-campus in the School of Nursing, or students can complete the course elsewhere. There are sessions open only for pre-nursing students who will be seeking a seat. AHA CPR certifications expire two years after their completion and must be renewed regularly by all healthcare professionals.

All students who have been admitted into the upcoming cohort are given a list of items to complete and their deadline. Some items (such as the TB test, the background check, uniforms) have a wait time involved, so it is best to have the items done as early as possible.

Immediately advise the Nursing Student Service Coordinator, Marcy Beaverson, of any issues regarding completion of any item(s) prior to the deadline.

The nursing program uses a one-time purchase which gives access to a library of ebooks and supportive materials. If students require physical books, they must buy them separately.

There are select paperback books which must be purchased as supportive texts.

There is also a small library of physical books in the School of Nursing Offices which may be borrowed on a "first-come, first-serve" basis, and are for use in Central Hall study spaces only. The Jerome Library may also have copies of textbooks on hand.

We welcome visitors to come tour the School of Nursing! There are several School of Nursing Spotlight days, as well as opportunities to see the Nursing Program during BGSU Preview Days. If you would prefer a smaller tour, please schedule a tour.

Clinical Judgment is a conceptual process which integrates phases of noticing, intepreting, responding, and reflecting to provide a higher level of patient care by building upon previous knowledge and experience. Developing sound clinical judgment is intergral to the BGSU School of Nursing curriculum, as students are able to incorporate thematic knowledge to achieve better patient care.

NCLEX-RN is a computer adaptive test that is required for nursing graduates to successfully pass to be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the US and Canada.

Refers to individuals who have not yet taken, but are on track to take, the NCLEX-RN to become a licensed registered nurse.

Updated: 02/27/2024 04:47PM