BSN Programs in Ohio

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Columbus, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 31.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #75
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Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing
Mansfield, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 89.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #20

Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus
Jefferson, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 76.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #58
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Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Canton, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #29
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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Bowling Green, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 81.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #54
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Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 42.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #74
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Capital University
Columbus, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #18
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Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #28
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Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.60%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #30
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Chamberlain College of Nursing-Ohio
Columbus, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 83.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #48

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 88.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #27
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Fortis College-Centerville
Centerville, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 65.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #65

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 89.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #22
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Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
Cincinnati, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #52
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Hiram College
Hiram, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #50
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Hondros College of Nursing
Westerville, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 72.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #62
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Kent State University at Kent
Kent, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #32
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Kettering College
Kettering, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #38

Lourdes University
Sylvania, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #51
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Malone University
Canton, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 89.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #23
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Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #33
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Miami University-Hamilton
Hamilton, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 62.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #68

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Columbus, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #19
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Mount Saint Joseph University
Cincinnati, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #33
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 79.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #57
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Muskingum University
New Concord, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 97.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #5
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Notre Dame College
Cleveland, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 84.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #43
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Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 95.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #7
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Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 94.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #10
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Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
Chillicothe, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #37
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Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 84.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #40
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Ohio University-Southern Campus
Ironton, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 92.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #14
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Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
Zanesville, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 72.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #61
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Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 91.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #16
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Shawnee State University
Portsmouth, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 80.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #55
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The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Cincinnati, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 70.60%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #63

University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #34
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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 84.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #41
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University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 100.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #1
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University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 80.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #55
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University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #33
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Urbana University
Urbana, OH


Ursuline College
Pepper Pike, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #39

Walsh University
North Canton, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 93.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #12
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Wright State University-Main Campus
Dayton, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 89.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #21
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Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 83.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #45
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Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 88.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #24
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Closed BSN Programs

Brown Mackie College-Findlay
Findlay, OH
School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville
Strongsville, OH
School closed in 2016

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.