Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN/BSN

College of Health and Human Services

Degree Track for the Registered Nurse

The RN to BSN program at Bowling Green State University is 100% online and assists the working Registered Nurse to complete the BSN degree in a flexible and convenient manner. The program can be completed in as little as four semesters or you may choose to complete the program at a slower pace. Registered nurses will build upon previous knowledge and skills to enhance their clinical judgement and leadership skills when caring for diverse patient populations across a variety of healthcare settings. 

Admission Requirements
  • Ohio Resident;
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with either an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Dipolma in Nursing;
  • An active, valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license. 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 non-refundable application fee.
Progression in RN to BSN Program

A student progresses through the RN to BSN program at Bowling Green State University in the following manner:

  1. Maintain an active, valid, current, and unencumbered RN license throughout the course of study.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
  3. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in all core RN to BSN courses.
  4. 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.
  5. A student must take Transition to Practice (NURS 3028) as the first core RN to BSN course.
  6. Capstone (NURS 4048) must be taken last in the sequence of nursing courses.
  7. All general education or supportive courses can be taken in conjunction with the RN to BSN core courses.
  8. All courses can be taken in any order, except for Transition to Nursing (NURS 3028) and Capstone (NURS 4048).
  9. All general education, supportive courses, and RN to BSN core courses must be completed before enrolling in Capstone (NURS 4048).
  10. 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.
Degree Completion Requirements
  • A minimum of 122 semester hours are required for graduation. At least 40 hours of the total 122 hours must be completed at the 3000/4000 level. At least 30 hours must be completed at BGSU to receive the RN to BSN degree. The RN to BSN program has 30 credit hours in core nursing classes.
  • Students must complete 36 Bowling Green Perspective (BGP) credit hours (general education coursework).

Fall 2019 course requirements