Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For information, contact the Department of Nursing, 205 M Thesken Hall, Middletown campus, 513-727-3266, http://miamioh.edu/regionals/academics/academic-division/departments/nsg/index.html

This department offers two nursing programs: 4-year baccalaureate and RN-BSN completion. Both baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 1 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Baccalaureate Degree Program (Four Year)

This program provides a balance of liberal arts and professional nursing courses. Emphasis is on the nursing process for health promotion, prevention, restoration, and maintenance with clients, family, and client groups in a variety of health settings. Students are involved in activities preparatory for leadership and management roles and graduate study. Clinical experiences are one day a week during one semester of the sophomore year and two days a week during the junior and senior years.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is selective and competitive. After admission to the university, a separate nursing application is submitted to the Admission Office at the Hamilton or Middletown campus. To be considered for admission to the program, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • be a current high school student with a composite ACT of 23 or SAT of 1060, a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and a 3.00 GPA in science courses (including college-prep chemistry and algebra I and II), OR
  • have completed 12 semester hours (100 level or higher) at Miami with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and a grade of C or better in two of the following courses: BIO 171BIO 172CHM 131; or MBI 161.

Note: Individuals who have a felony conviction may be denied the opportunity to take the State Board of Nursing licensing examination.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits from other colleges will require departmental evaluation to meet the above criteria. It is important to meet with a department advisor.

Program Requirements

(124 semester hours)

Core Requirements
BIO 171Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 172Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 232Human Heredity3
or BIO 325 Pathophysiology
Select one of the following:4-5
Chemistry of Life Processes
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Medical Microbiology
The Microbial World
and Experimenting with Microbes
Microorganisms and Human Disease
and Experimenting with Microbes
MBI 361Epidemiology3
PSY 111
PSY 112
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
4
Required Major Courses
NSG 251Therapeutic Communication in Nursing3
NSG 252Foundations of Professional Nursing3
NSG 261Health and Physical Assessment3
NSG 262Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice4
NSG 263Community Health Nursing3
NSG 349Introduction to Principles of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice3
NSG 351Nursing of Childbearing Family3
NSG 352Childbearing Family Clinical2
NSG 353Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations I3
NSG 354Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations I-Clinical3
NSG 361Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations II3
NSG 362Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations II-Clinical3
NSG 363Nursing Care of Children3
NSG 364Nursing Care of Children-Clinical2
NSG 365Nursing Research2-3
NSG 402The Professional Nurse Leader3
NSG 432Population Focused Nursing Care Practicum2
NSG 435Challenges in Health Care Delivery3
NSG 451Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders and Their Families3
NSG 452Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders and Their Families-Clinical3
NSG 461Nursing Care of Older Adults3
NSG 463Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Multi-System Health Alterations3
NSG 464Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Multi-System Health Alterations-Clinical5
NSG 465Nursing Senior Seminar2
NSG Elective3
Total Credit Hours99-101

RN-BSN Completion Program

This program is designed for registered nurses with either a diploma or an associate degree in nursing. The program emphasizes community health, leadership, and complex health problems. Graduates are prepared for leadership and management roles and graduate study. There are two clinical courses. The program is available full-time or part-time. Nursing courses for this program are available online, and a limited schedule is available in the classroom; please check with the Department of Nursing office.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is selective. After admission to the university, applicants need to submit a separate online RN-BSN application to the Department of Nursing. To be considered for admission to the program, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  1. be a registered nurse in the State of Ohio (or RN in the state in which you will do clinical) without restrictions;
  2. have met all prerequisite course requirements with a "C" or better in each required course; and,
  3. have at least a 2.00 GPA.

Graduates of diploma and non-NLNAC accredited associate’s degree programs are required to complete 32 Miami semester hours and pass NSG 301NSG 311, and NSG 313 before their 28 hours of transfer credit will be validated. Graduates of accredited associate's degree programs can transfer 28 semester hours of nursing credit from a regionally accredited two-year college. Additional transfer hours may be used as elective credit.

Transfer Credit

Nursing transfer credits from other colleges will require departmental evaluation to meet the above criteria. It is important to meet with a department advisor.

Program Requirements

(124 semester hours)

Prerequisites for Admission to the program

ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Medical Microbiology
The Microbial World
and Experimenting with Microbes
Microorganisms and Human Disease
and Experimenting with Microbes
PSY 111
PSY 112
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
4
Associate Degree Nursing Courses28
Total Credit Hours39

 RN-BSN Curriculum

Core Requirements
BIO 232Human Heredity3-4
or BIO 325 Pathophysiology
MBI 361Epidemiology3
Required Major Courses
NSG 301Theory-Based Nursing Practice3
NSG 311Health Promotion Across the Lifespan3
NSG 313Assessment of the Well Individual2
NSG 317Teaching Strategies in Health Care3
NSG 331Introduction to Nursing Research3
NSG 402The Professional Nurse Leader3
NSG 418Complex Health Problems3
NSG 420Focused Practicum in Baccalaureate and Expanded Nursing Roles2
NSG 430Nursing Care of Aggregates: Families and Communities4
NSG 435Challenges in Health Care Delivery3
NSG elective3
Total Credit Hours38-39