Transfer to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Students enrolled in the Master’s in Nursing program may not transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program or to the RN to BSN program.  Students enrolled in the Graduate Entry program do not earn a BSN as part of the program; a M.S. in Nursing is earned upon completion of the program.  Students earning graduate credits may not transfer these credits to an Ohio State undergraduate program based on Ohio State University Rules.

Application to the RN to BSN program is not permitted.  GE students earn a RN without a degree; therefore, they are not eligible for the RN to BSN program which requires an associate’s degree in Nursing from an accredited ACEN school and current RN licensure.

Many hospitals now require a minimum of a bachelor’s in nursing degree in order to be eligible for job hire or job retention, per the AACN requirements to have a degree to practice.  An M.S. in Nursing will also fulfill these nursing degree requirements.  Please see the FAQ on the College of Nursing website at for additional details.