Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major in the College of Nursing!  We are excited you have joined us on your journey to complete your baccalaureate degree. We are committed to your academic development as health professionals who LIVE WELL (Lead, Innovate, Vision, Execute, and are Wellness Focused, Evidence-based, Life Long Learners, and Lights for the World, locally to globally).  You will be equipped to effectively promote wellness, impact policy, and improve health outcomes across multiple settings with diverse individuals, groups, and communities.

The College of Nursing Program Handbook is designed to provide information regarding procedures and policies specific to students within the College of Nursing. The information will be helpful as you navigate your way through your program studies. Our expectation is that you will use this handbook as your first point of reference when you have questions concerning your program of study or academic policies within the college.

It is expected that all College of Nursing students become familiar with the policies and rules contained in the program Handbook. We hope you find the guidance in the handbook useful, providing information on a variety of topics including academics, technology resources, dress code, compliance requirements and professional expectations.

While the primary responsibility for your success lies with each of you, many individuals stand ready to assist you in your efforts. If you have a question not found in the handbook, please contact your program specific academic advisor who will be happy to help. You’ve made the right choice by choosing The Ohio State University College of Nursing. We really believe in you and are with you on your journey to Dream, Discover and Deliver!

Wendy Bowles PhD, RN, APRN-CNP

Assistant Dean for Baccalaureate Programs