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RN to BSN Program Requirements 

Graduates will have completed a total of 120 semester credit hours, comprised of 60 credits of core curriculum pre-requisites and 60 credits of nursing major-specific credits.


The nursing major consists of the 30-35 credits of OSU BSN courses and 30 credits (eligible for credit by portfolio from approved nursing programs) awarded through a portfolio review of your accredited associates degree or diploma nursing program.



  • The last 30 credit hours of BSN courses must be completed at OSU.
  • The first 60 credits are core curriculum pre-requisite liberal arts and science courses.
    • There is no expiration date on academic credit and you have the option of completing all 60 credit hours of these courses at the regionally accredited community college or university of your choice.
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission.


Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
NURS 3000 Advanced Standing Credit (30 hrs.) for Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing + RN License
HLTH 3723 Principles of Epidemiology
HLTH 4783 Health Issues in Gerontology
NURS 3013 Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Nursing
NURS 3025 Health Assessment, Community Health and Wellness
NURS 3033 Cultural Consideration in Health Care
NURS 3043 Global and Public Health
NURS 4023 Trends and Issues in Nursing
NURS 4034 Leadership and Management in Nursing
NURS 4043 Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice
NURS 4050 RN to BSN Capstone Course
Total Required Hours 32  
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