BSN-Alternative Pre-Licensure Pathway

Deactivated Program

Effective June 2022, admission of new students to the Alternative Prelicensure Pathway B.S.N. program is suspended. Students interested in the APP option are encouraged to pursue our Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing—the three year/year-round course of study encompasses 6 semesters of nursing courses. 


Academics and Curriculum

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

Sample Curriculum Pattern    

5 semesters (65 credit hours total)

Year 1 Fall
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 13)
NUR 2124 Intro & Assessment (IW) 7
NUR 3100 Pathophysiology 3
HLT 3400 Pharmacology 3*     nursing support course
Year 1 Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 16)
NUR 3420 Mental Health 6
NUR 3480 Care of Adults 7
NUR 3200 Family Diversity 3
Year 1 Summer
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 11)
NUR 3440 Obstetrics 4
NUR 3460 Pediatrics 4
NUR 3300 Foundations of EBP (IW) 3
Year 2 Fall
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 12)
NUR 4420 Critical Care 6
NUR 4440 Public Health 6
Year 2 Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 13)
NUR 4460 Leadership Mgmt./Preceptorship 10
  Elective 3*     nursing support course

MC = Multicultural
IW = Integrated Writing
Additional courses may be needed to fulfill all graduation requirements. 120 semester hours required for BSN.

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 B.S.N. 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)

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