BSN Programs in Ohio

Becoming RN in Ohio

Ohio nursing programs are turning down hundreds of competent applicants every year because of nursing faculty shortage. This has also created nursing graduate shortage as well as a decline in nurses that earn their baccalaureate nursing degrees. This is observed as the enrollment for BSN programs in Ohio have decreased by 62% (data provided by the Nursing Institute of Western Ohio). This constant decrease has a major impact on the vacancy rates throughout Ohio hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Though there is a great need for RNs throughout the state, those that are admitted into BSN programs are still being academically sifted. 

It has been predicted that the state will have a need for 32,000 registered nurses by 2020; and according to Salary.com 2012 report, the median annual wage for RNs in Akron is $64,615 while Cleveland is at $66,990; these are two of the highest paid cities in Ohio. The wages vary depending on several factors such as location, experience and educational achievements.

To get your BSN degree in Ohio, you can use this section to find suitable school near you. Here is a review of three nursing schools that can get you started - 

Bryant & Stratton College

The BSN program of this public college is an outcome-based education and training curriculum with a personalized approach in teaching. It also comprises of nursing clinical and faculty support, with the nursing director being hands-on in terms of program instruction. This school is unique in the sense that students and instructors all have a say in providing curriculum feedback.

B&S College's BSN program is specifically designed to suite the student's life. You have the option to take the day, evening or online classes. Internship for students that study the traditional way are set in high-tech medical facilities.

Cleveland State University

Graduates of this university's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are seen to have strong theoretical and clinical foundations. They make use of the community-based nursing program which prepares students to become competitive in primary, secondary and even tertiary settings.

Their School of Nursing is a Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs as well as an American Association of Colleges of Nursing member. The BSN program is CCNE accredited.

Kent State University

This public university offers one of the finest nursing programs in the country. The school faculty is dedicated to help students reach their nursing goals and potential.

KSU offered its first batch of BSN degrees in 1971. At present, there are several clinical agencies and affiliations for the school in terms of clinical experience. Students, therefore, have the chance to select which clinical setting will broaden their nursing knowledge and skills.   

Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus

Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus


101 University Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 774-7200

Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing

Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing


335 Glessner Ave
Mansfield, OH 44903
(419) 520-2600

Ohio University - Zanesville Campus

Ohio University - Zanesville Campus


1425 Newark Rd
Zanesville, OH 43701
(740) 453-0762

Miami University - Hamilton

Miami University - Hamilton


1601 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 785-3000

Ashland University

Ashland University


401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 289-4142

Capital University

Capital University


1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 236-6101

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University


10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-2000

Cedarville University

Cedarville University


251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 766-2211

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Ohio

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Ohio


1350 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 252-8890

Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University


2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 687-2000

College of Mount St. Joseph

College of Mount St. Joseph


5701 Delhi Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 244-4200

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville


1235 University Blvd
Steubenville, OH 43952
(740) 283-3771

Hiram College

Hiram College


Hinsdale Hall Third Floor
Hiram, OH 44234
(330) 569-3211

Kent State University at Kent

Kent State University at Kent


800 E Summit St
Kent, OH 44240
(330) 672-3000

Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering College of Medical Arts


3737 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 395-8601

Lourdes University

Lourdes University


6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 885-3211

Malone University

Malone University


2600 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44709
(330) 471-8100

Mercy College of Ohio

Mercy College of Ohio


2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 251-1313

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing


127 So. Davis Ave
Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 234-5800

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University


800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 392-6868

Muskingum University

Muskingum University


163 Stormont Street
New Concord, OH 43762
(740) 826-8211

Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College


4545 College Rd
Cleveland, OH 44121
(216) 381-1680

Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University


525 S. Main St
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 772-2000

Ohio State University - Main Campus

Ohio State University - Main Campus


190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-6446

Otterbein University

Otterbein University


1 Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 890-3000

Ohio University - Main Campus

Ohio University - Main Campus


120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-1000

Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University


940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 354-3205

University of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron Main Campus


302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
(330) 972-7111

University of Toledo

University of Toledo


2801 W Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 530-4636

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus


220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-2531

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus


2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-6000

Ursuline College

Ursuline College


2550 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
(440) 449-4200

Walsh University

Walsh University


2020 East Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 499-7090

Wright State University - Main Campus

Wright State University - Main Campus


3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-3333

Xavier University

Xavier University


3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
(513) 745-3000

Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University


One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
(877) 468-6978

Baldwin - Wallace College

Baldwin - Wallace College


275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 826-2900