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RN to BSN Online Program Details

The RN to BSN program is completed completely online. All courses are available online and the required community clinical project will be completed in your local area. Online learning is ideal for the individual with work and/or home commitments. While online courses have specific dates and times by which assignments and assessments must be completed the flexibility of when you complete them prior to the required time is up to you. It is important that individuals in the online program are comfortable and proficient in the use of basic computer technology and that they have access to the technology requirements of the program.


Admission Requirements

The RN to BSN Online program is designed for individuals who have previously completed an associate degree or diploma in nursing and are licensed registered nurses. Complete admission requirements include: 

  • A completed University of Cincinnati Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • All official transcripts of previous college work with a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.5
  • Documented completion of an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure
  • Documentation of an active, unrestricted RN license
  • Application fee
  • Confirmation fee (once accepted)

State Regulations

As a result of state boards of nursing and the DOE Higher Education regulation changes, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is unable to accept applications for our distance learning RN to BSN program from students residing in the following states:

  • District of Columbia
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee

Transferring to UC

Students must be admitted to the University of Cincinnati before starting the BSN course work. Students new to the university or students who last attended a college/university other than the University of Cincinnati must submit the following to the University of Cincinnati Office of Admissions:

  • A completed University of Cincinnati Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • All official transcripts of previous college work with a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.5
  • Documented completion of an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure
  • Documentation of an active, unrestricted RN license
  • Application fee
  • Confirmation fee (once accepted)

Changing Majors Within UC

Students who are currently attending or last attended courses at a University of Cincinnati campus must submit an application for change in college and program to the College of Nursing. This process will allow you to transfer throughout the university without having to seek admission again. The Application for Change in College or Program can be obtained from OneStop under Forms.


International Student Requirements

Students who completed their nursing education outside of the United States are required to provide a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of their foreign credits to be considered for admission to the educational mobility program.


Graduation Requirements

The requirements for conferring the bachelor's degree in nursing are the successful completion of:

  1. Required courses in the RN to BSN Online program of study in the UC College of Nursing
  2. Degree requirements completed within seven years of matriculation into the RN to BSN Online program
  3. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  4. Residency requirement of 27 credit hours
  5. Filing of the appropriate degree application with the University of Cincinnati by the designated deadlines
  6. Payment of all delinquent university and college obligations