Areas of Study
Nursing Program Mission
The Nursing Program is committed to providing professional educational components to address the health care needs and issues within a diverse and changing world.
The Nursing Program at Ohio Northern University provides educational opportunities to a diverse population of qualified students who seek to acquire the knowledge and skills required for the practice of nursing as a Registered Nurse. The program actualizes this mission through integration of critical thinking in theory and practice principles to achieve evidence-based nursing practice inspired by a desire to contribute to the good of humankind. The development of the whole person reflects the emphasis of the University and prepares the student as a life-long learner in pursuit of knowledge and excellence in practice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides educational opportunities to a diverse population of qualified students seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills required for employment as a registered nurse. Curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the modern healthcare workforce.
The first two years are dedicated to general, social science, and nursing science studies in order to create a solid foundation for advanced nursing courses. Advanced nursing students divide their time between the classroom and the clinical setting, honing their skills in a variety of health care facilities.
Before taking the national licensure examination NCLEX-RN, students must maintain a minimum of a C average in ALL major nursing courses and other identified required courses, and successfully complete ALL clinical rotations.
The curriculum meets the Ohio Board of Nursing requirements for a Professional Nursing Education Program.
RN-BSN Nursing Completion Program
The RN-BSN completion track has been developed to meet the needs of the practicing nurse seeking a baccalaureate degree.
Consisting of 48 credit hours of study, the RN-BSN track is designed for completion in one calendar year with four twelve-week terms. There are two clinical experiences within the curriculum (Community Health Nursing for the Registered Nurse and Transition to Professional Practice for the Registered Nurse). Classes are held offsite to facilitate easier access for the Registered Nurse.
Applicants seeking admission into the RN-BSN program must have an associate's degree or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a current and unrestricted Ohio Registered Nurse license.