Ohio Christian University is no longer accepting applications or admitting new students into the RN-BSN program. OCU has informed both the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of its decision to suspend recruitment and close the program after current students have had the opportunity to graduate. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) withdrew its accreditation from the RN-BSN program at OCU effective May 10, 2019. While an RN-BSN program is not required to have CCNE approval to operate, we believe it is in the best interest of our students to have CCNE accreditation and have therefore decided to close the program. Ohio Christian will reflect on ways to improve before attempting to recommission the program.


The RN-BSN Nursing Completion program at Ohio Christian University (OCU) redefines and prepares professional nurses to deliver holistic Christian caring for individual clients and communities locally and across the globe. The vision is to be recognized as a premier RN-BSN completion program with compassionate graduates that consistently exemplify Christian servant leadership in the communities they serve.

Major Objectives

Upon completion of the RN-BSN major, the graduate should be able to:

  • Integrate Christian principles and evidence-based nursing practice to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and clinical judgment, effective patient teaching, and servant leadership utilizing knowledge from the Bible, arts, humanities, and sciences.
  • Communicate Christian compassion and professional ethics in patient/family-centered care.
  • Use a Christian worldview with academic scholarship and information technologies to facilitate interdisciplinary, culturally appropriate patient management.
  • Coordinate care decisions based upon relevant local, national, and global healthcare financial and regulatory trends.
  • Meet organization and state requirements for continuing professional education, demonstrating lifelong learning in professional service.

The RN-BSN Progression Policy

The BSN progression policy applies to courses with a NUR prefix, NUR3050, and NUR4010. To successfully complete these particular courses within the BSN major, a student must be assigned a final course grade of C or better. Any of the aforementioned courses in which a final grade is lower than a C can be repeated once with the last grade replacing the previous grade in the cumulative GPA. Failure to achieve a satisfactory grade of C or better in a course after a second attempt will result in academic suspension and ineligibility to continue in the BSN major.

120 Semester Credits

  • 45 credits in General Education (see General Education Requirements). (Please take note of the unique general education requirements for this major.)
  • 39 credits in General Electives
  • 36 credits in Nursing Required Courses