Nursing: RN to BSN, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH courses designated (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
NSCI 2013Principles of Human Nutrition (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDHS 1112First Year Seminar2
MICR 2123
MICR 2132
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
Select one of the following courses:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Select 4 hours Human Anatomy4
Select 4 hours Physiology4
Hours Subtotal18
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course.
NURS 3000Registered Nursing Experience/License (For Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing + RN License)30
HLTH 3723Principles of Epidemiology3
HLTH 4783Health Issues in Gerontology3
NURS 3013Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Nursing3
NURS 3025Health Assessment, Wellness and Community Health5
NURS 3033Cultural Considerations in Health Care3
NURS 3043Global and Public Health3
NURS 4023Trends and Issues in Nursing3
NURS 4034Leadership and Management in Nursing4
NURS 4043Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice3
NURS 4050RN-BSN Capstone2
Hours Subtotal62
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work.
  • Required for graduation:
    • 2.50 Overall GPA;
    • 2.50 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements; and
    • 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental Requirements and Major Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.