Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For information, contact the Department of Nursing at 513-727-3266 or email nsginfo@miamioh.edu.

This department offers two nursing programs: 4-year traditional Bachelor of Science and RN-BSN completion. Both baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4 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 populations in community and acute care 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 for Miami Oxford Nursing 

Miami University Nursing on the Oxford campus offers a rigorous, selective and competitive program to qualified high school applicants. Students are evaluated based on ACT or SAT scores and cumulative GPA. High school course requirements include college-prep Chemistry and Algebra II. Please apply to Miami University on the Oxford campus using the CommonApp; please choose "Nursing" as your intended major and apply by Miami's priority consideration deadline.

Special Admission Requirements for Miami Regionals Nursing

Miami University Nursing on the Regional campus offers a rigorous, selective and competitive program to both qualified high school applicants and to qualified college-level students. To be considered for admission to Miami Regionals Nursing, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

High School Students

Applicant must 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 II).  Please apply online via the Regionals BSN Application.

Current Miami Students

After admission to the university, a separate nursing application is submitted online via the Regionals BSN Application. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must 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. In order to begin the Nursing Program, students must have completed all four of these required sciences.

Transfer Students

After admission to the university, a separate nursing application is submitted online via the Regionals BSN Application. Student must have a grade of "C" or higher from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program in comparable content for Nursing courses to be accepted. Decisions about transfer of credit for nursing courses or military credits are made on a case by case basis. Student must submit transcripts for admission and meet with a nursing adviser to have their transfer credits evaluated once accepted into the program

Note: Individuals who have a felony conviction may be denied the opportunity to attend clinicals at certain locations, progress in the program, or take the State Board of Nursing licensing examination.

Program Requirements

(124 semester hours)

Core Requirements
BIO 171Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 172Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 325Pathophysiology4
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
MBI 361Epidemiology3
PSY 111
PSY 112
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
4
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
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 Care2
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 Seminar1
NSG Elective3
Total Credit Hours102-104

Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

This program is designed for registered nurses with either a diploma or an associate's degree in nursing. The program emphasizes community health, leadership, and complex health problems. Graduates are prepared for leadership and management roles and graduate study. The program is available full-time or part-time. Nursing courses for this program are all online.

Special Admission Requirements

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

  1. be a registered nurse with an unencumbered license;
  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 or military credit will require departmental evaluation to meet the above criteria. It is important to meet with a department adviser.

Program Requirements

(124 semester hours)

Prerequisites for Admission to the program

Associate Degree Nursing Courses28
Total Credit Hours28

 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 430Nursing Care of Aggregates: Families and Communities4
NSG 435Challenges in Health Care Delivery3
NSG elective3
Total Credit Hours36-37