HHS receives $200,000 grant from Ohio Board of Nursing

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Funds to be used to increase enrollment capacity for BGSU’s RN to BSN program

Bowling Green State University’s College of Health and Human Services recently received a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Board of Nursing. The purpose of the grant is to increase enrollment capacity for the University’s RN to BSN program, which was created to assist Associate Degree and Diploma Registered Nurses in completing a Bachelor of Science degree in a flexible and meaningful manner. 

With the grant, BGSU was able to hire an additional faculty member​ who will support student success through teaching, advising, and recruiting. The Institute of Medicine recommended that 80 percent of the nursing workforce have a BSN degree ​by 2020. Currently, ​as a nation, 56% of RN's have a BSN.  In Ohio, (as of 2017) 64 percent of ​RNs have a BSN.

The program is 100 percent online and can be completed in as little as three semesters, or students may choose to complete the program at a slower pace. Registered nurses will build upon previous knowledge and skills to enhance their clinical judgment and leadership skills when caring for diverse patient populations across a variety of health care settings.

Graduates of the RN to BSN program may find employment in a variety of health care settings, including acute care, home health, community health, school nursing, long-term are, hospice and health departments.