Bachelor of Science in Nursing : Online

B.S. in Nursing

Why study Bachelor of Science in Nursing : Online?

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing RN to BSN online program can be entered upon completion of a diploma or associate degree in nursing after a registered nurse (RN) license is obtained. This program was designed to allow individuals to further their education while maximizing the use of their previously earned credits and work experience, creating the shortest path to a bachelor of science degree in nursing.  Degree completion is flexible with both full (9 months) and part time options available.

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. Therefore, applicants without these credentials may not be admitted to this program. All students applying to the RN to BSN online program are considered transfer students.

Individuals who have a strong desire to help others, a commitment to lifelong learning and an ability to work with people of all cultures can be successful in the field of nursing. Career opportunities in nursing allow for multiple work environments, so the nursing field is ideal for those who prefer to have flexibility in their career path.

Career opportunities in nursing are as unlimited as one's imagination. Professional nurses are assuming new and greater responsibilities in hospitals, schools, industry and community agencies. Nurses are employed as caregivers, teachers, counselors, managers, and researchers. Additionally, nurses now can create careers out of striking combinations of interests such as: computers, music, art, law, politics, business, publishing, and the media, among others.

Where you obtain your education can be as important as what you learn. You want to be well prepared to enter the job market or to engage in graduate study. The faculty of the UC College of Nursing are well known and respected in the community for their teaching, research and service.

Angela Fisher, Academic Advisor
3110 Vine St.
PO Box 210038
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0038

The RN to BSN online program will be completed entirely online. All upper division courses are available online and the practicum project will be completed in your local area. Online learning is ideal for the individual who cannot commit to coming to campus at designated days and times. While online courses have specific dates and times by which assignments and assessments must be completed, when you complete them, prior to the required time, is up to you. It is important that individuals interested in completing the online program are comfortable and proficient in the use of basic computer technology and that they have access to a computer with internet capabilities.

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

Successful completion of:

  1. RN to BSN online program curriculum consisting of lower division, upper division, transfer credits, and prior work/professional credits, totaling 121 credit hours.
  2. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. Filing of the appropriate degree application with the University of Cincinnati by the designated deadlines.
  4. Payment of all delinquent university and college obligations.

RN to BSN students must be admitted to the University of Cincinnati before starting upper division 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

Students who are currently matriculated in a University of Cincinnati program must submit an application for change in college and program to the College of Nursing. This process will allow you to transition throughout the university bypassing the Undergraduate Office of Admission process to be admitted to the RN to BSN program.

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 RN to BSN online program.

Application Deadlines

This program admits students each semester.  Application deadlines are based on the semester the student wants to start the program

  • Spring Semester Start: November 1   
  • Summer Semester Start: March 1
  • Fall Semester Start: July 1
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Baccalaureate program at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Contact Information

Zhane Broomfield
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
(513) 558-5885

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