Degrees and Certificates

RN-BSN Completion Program

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Why Choose Nursing?

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Wright State’s RN-BSN Online Completion Program is designed for busy working nurses just like you.

  • EARN your BSN at your own pace, online, anytime day or night
  • LEARN with individual attention from faculty devoted to your success
  • STAND OUT with a BSN that builds superior nursing knowledge and skills.

Offered by the region’s most recognized and trusted provider of nursing education, Wright State’s program:

  • is taught by real faculty who actually know you and your nursing experience.
  • offers a superior online delivery and technical support allowing you to spend time learning rather than on technology.
  • is fully aligned with AACN BSN Essentials and informed by QSEN principles
  • provides outstanding value and competitive tuition.
  • can be completed in as little as 15 months.
  • requires 30 program credit hours.


"Best RN Programs in Ohio,", 2017

The Wright State University—Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health ranked among the best RN programs in Ohio by—No. 17 among 84 colleges and universities and higher than Case Western, Kent State and the University of Akron. The rankings were based on the percentage of graduates who passed the National Council Licensure Examination, designed to determine if they are ready to practice as entry-level nurses.

Source: Wright State Newsroom


Academics and Curriculum

View the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog. 


Program Description

The Wright State University College of Nursing and Health undergraduate nursing program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. An honors program is available for students with superior academic ability. 

The CoNH offers an online post-licensure RN to BSN pathway for students who have either a diploma or an associate’s degree in nursing and who are licensed as registered nurses. Students may be required to come to campus for orientation, advising, or other obligations.

The professional nurse is increasingly being viewed as the nucleus of the health care system, as well as serving as an advocate for health care consumers. Therefore, Wright State's program prepares self-directed graduates who can function as generalists in a number of settings and work in collaboration with other health professionals to coordinate and improve the health care of individuals, families, and communities.


Admission to the College of Nursing and Health is based on the following criteria: application information, prerequisite course work GPA, cumulative undergraduate course work GPA (only includes coursework completed within the last 10 years), and criminal records check. 

The College of Nursing and Health maintains no waiting list. To be reconsidered for a subsequent admission period, the student must reapply to the program and compete for admission with all other applicants for that period. 

Admitted students may not defer entrance to the program; they must reapply.  Prior acceptance does not guarantee acceptance at a later date.

All applicants for admission to the nursing program receive consideration regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, creed, age, political views, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.

Admission Requirements

  1. Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree seeking) student.
  2. Provide evidence of a clean/clear criminal records check from both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state).
  3. Successfully complete the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of 'C' or better:
    1. English Composition I,
    2. English Composition II,
    3. Introductory Psychology
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 upon entry into the program (only includes coursework completed within the last 10 years).
  5. Applicants are required to provide evidence of a valid, unencumbered RN license in the state where they plan to conduct their clinical experiences.


  1. Students applying for the RN to BSN pathway should submit an application to Wright State University Office of Admissions by the application deadline.
  2. Submit copies of transcripts with the application from all colleges previously attended.
  3. Results of background checks must be sent directly to the College of Nursing and Health.


All students who are interested in completing the RN-BSN program should apply through the Wright State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants should indicate their desired major (RN-BSN) on their application. The university requires an application fee and submission of your official transcripts. FBI and Ohio background checks must be on file as part of the application process.

Premier Health Partners and Wright State University Tuition Assistance

Wright State University and Premier Health Partners have joined together in an effort to further the education of the nursing workforce. The program is for benefit-eligible Premier Health nursing employees who have successfully completed their introductory employment period. The scholarship is an additional benefit for Premier Health staff who are approved for the organization's enhanced tuition assistance program.

Wright State University will be providing Premier Health nurses additional scholarship assistance to pay for classes in the RN-BSN Completion Program.

The objective of the scholarship program is to help to defray out-of-pocket expenses for Premier Health employees who are either pursuing a nursing degree from Wright State or who are taking approved prerequisite courses for the university’s RN-BSN Completion program. The scholarship applies to tuition expenses only and is applicable after an employee utilizes the Premier Health enhanced tuition assistance program for the calendar year.

To find out of you are eligible for the Premier Health enhanced tuition assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at your respective hospital. 

If you are eligible for the Premier Health enhanced tuition assistance, contact one of our advisors to learn more about our program!

Forms for Field Work

Student Health Services provides many of the services required for fieldwork. For the address and hours, please go the the Student Health Services webpage. 

Program Outcomes

Successful completion of the B.S.N. meets the educational requirements for the RN license in Ohio as regulated by the Ohio Board of Nursing

Successful completion of the B.S.N. meets the educational requirements for RN licensure in all other states, but other requirements may vary from state to state. If you are planning to pursue RN licensure in a state other than Ohio, please contact the licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

The BSN graduate will:

  1. Meet the requirements for graduation which encompasses the arts, the sciences, and nursing for the basis of professional nursing practice. (Essential I)
  2. Use basic organizational and systems leadership skills for client safety and quality client care. (Essential II)
  3. Integrates current relevant evidence in professional nursing practice. (Essential III)
  4. Implement health care information technology in the management of client care. (Essential IV)
  5. Analyze legislative and regulatory processes relevant to the provision of health care. (Essential V)
  6. Use effective interpersonal and interprofessional communication and collaboration to improve client health outcomes. (Essential VI)
  7. Implement health promotion and disease prevention interventions at the individual and community levels to improve population health. (Essential VII)
  8. Exhibit professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. (Essential VIII)
  9. Practice at a baccalaureate nurse generalist level with clients across the lifespan and in a variety of settings; considering the variation, complexity, and resources necessary for the provision of care. (Essential IX)

Request Information

The College of Nursing and Health has an academic advisor dedicated specifically to helping its students earn their B.S.N. She will assist you in applying to the program, enrolling in classes, and progressing towards graduation. Please feel free to contact Theresa Haghnazarian at any time by calling 937-775-3131.

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