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The passage of the Affordable Care Act has provided healthcare access to millions of Americans, but it has also increased the burden on healthcare providers. To meet the toll on the healthcare system over the next decade, the nation needs more healthcare personnel, particularly more registered nurses. At the same time, as healthcare becomes increasingly high-tech and complex, employers are specifically seeking nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree.

There are two main ways to obtain a BSN degree in Ohio. Students who are not licensed as registered nurses can opt for a BSN prelicensure program. This course of study prepares them for the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination. Alternatively, existing nurses who already hold a hospital diploma or associate’s degree can opt for an RN-to-BSN program. These programs provide existing nurses who want to upgrade their qualifications or deepen their healthcare knowledge with an accelerated route towards a bachelor’s degree.

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On the whole, roughly 125,000 registered nurses work in Ohio. These nurses report a median annual salary of $60,530; BSN-educated nurses often occupy the top quartile, which earns $70,830 or more annually. BSN degrees can open new vistas of employment for their holders, such as nursing team administration or leadership positions. Some Ohio employers, such as Kettering Health Network in Beavercreek, even prefer BSN-holders for staff nurse positions.

Interested in learning more about Ohio’s bachelor of science in nursing programs? We’ve compiled a thorough list below that captures both prelicensure and RN-to-BSN programs in each major city.

Featured Schools

Akron

University of Akron
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hiram College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 78.3% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
Herzing University - Akron
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.5% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.6% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hiram College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 78.3% 2011 to 2017
Herzing University - Akron
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Canton

University of Mount Union
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2017 through 2017)
Walsh University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Malone University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Aultman College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Mount Union
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100.0% 2017 to 2017
Walsh University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 92.9% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Malone University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 86.7% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Aultman College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Cincinnati

Mount St. Joseph University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Xavier University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 80.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Miami University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 77.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2015)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mount St. Joseph University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.3% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83.3% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Xavier University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 80.8% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Miami University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 77.9% 2010 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 66.7% 2015 to 2015
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Cleveland

Baldwin Wallace University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 95.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2017)
South University - Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.9% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2017)
Cleveland State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
Ursuline College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Notre Dame College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 79.3% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2017)
Bryant & Stratton College - Parma
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 65.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Baldwin Wallace University
Accelerated Second Degree BSN 95.5% 2013 to 2017
South University - Cleveland
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.9% 2016 to 2017
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.8% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.2% 2009 to 2017
Ursuline College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 86.6% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Notre Dame College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83.4% 2010 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Cleveland
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 79.3% 2015 to 2017
Bryant & Stratton College - Parma
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 65.6% 2013 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Columbus

Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2017)
Capital University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 84.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Otterbein University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 82.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
Franklin University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hondros College of Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio Christian University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94.0% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.3% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Columbus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 86.7% 2010 to 2017
Capital University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 84.8% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Otterbein University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 82.2% 2009 to 2017
Franklin University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hondros College of Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio Christian University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Dayton

Cedarville University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
Wright State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Kettering College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.4% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2017)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Cedarville University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.8% 2009 to 2017
Wright State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 86.3% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Kettering College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83.4% 2014 to 2017
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Toledo

Lourdes University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Mercy College of Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bowling Green State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 82.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Lourdes University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 86.9% 2009 to 2017
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Mercy College of Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85.8% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Toledo
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83.7% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 82.8% 2009 to 2017

Youngstown

Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Youngstown State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.9% 2009 to 2017
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Ohio cities

Ohio Northern University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ashland University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio University - Southern
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2017)
Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shawnee State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 82.6% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 81.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio University - Zanesville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 81.2% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2017)
Ohio University - Chillicothe
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 81.1% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2017)
Muskingum University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 76.8% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2017)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Defiance College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Findlay
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Rio Grande
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wittenberg University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ohio Northern University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.0% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.1% 2009 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ashland University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.3% 2009 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio University - Southern
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.5% 2013 to 2017
Ohio University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85.8% 2013 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Shawnee State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 82.6% 2015 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 81.7% 2010 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio University - Zanesville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 81.2% 2012 to 2017
Ohio University - Chillicothe
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 81.1% 2012 to 2017
Muskingum University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 76.8% 2012 to 2017
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Defiance College
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Findlay
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Rio Grande
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wittenberg University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion