This program is designed for RN’s who obtained their basic nursing education in a diploma or associate degree program. The program prepares nurses for additional growth in the profession, as well as for future graduate study. Escrow credit (44 semester hours) is awarded for the RN’s previous education after satisfactory completion of the first three nursing courses. In addition to the seven nursing courses and six hours of nursing electives (30 semester hours) required, the student completes the University’s general Education Requirements and any prerequisite course deficiencies. Thus, students are individually accepted and may begin at any term of the year depending on their transfer credits on the prerequisite courses and the nursing courses being offered during that term. The nursing courses are taught on a Tuesday-Thursday later afternoon-evening time frame in an effort to coordinate with the RN’s employment schedule.
Admission into the RN Track of the nursing program depends on the following criteria:
- Must first apply and be admitted to the University. For deadlines on University admissions, contact the Admissions Office. Request previous college transcripts to be sent to YSU, including School of Nursing transcripts, if different. (Previous YSU transcripts do not have to be requested.)
- Must be a registered nurse with a current license to practice in the State of Ohio or a graduate from an approved nursing program and eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Ohio.
- Completion of the pre-requisite course with a “C” or better and an overall GPA in those courses of 2.5 or greater.
- CPR Certification for Health Care Professionals.
- Completion of Department of Nursing application form.
- Upon admission, must satisfactorily complete physical and immunization requirement. Continued progression in the program depends upon the student’s achievement and compliance of the Admission, Progression, and Graduate Policies of the Department of Nursing and the Candidacy for a Degree requirements listed in the YSU Undergraduate Bulletin.