Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

There are currently two options for completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Miami University: the 4-year, traditional Bachelor of Science or the RN-BSN completion program. Both baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Miami University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

For more information, contact the Department of Nursing at 513-785-7752 or email nsginfo@miamioh.edu.

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 as it pertains to health promotion and health restoration for clients, families, and populations in communities and in acute care settings. Students receive an introduction to clinicals at the end of the sophomore year and participate in clinicals two days per week during the junior and senior years. Once admitted, BSN students are expected to progress through the  nursing curriculum in an uninterrupted schedule.

Special Admission Requirements for Miami Oxford Nursing 

Miami University offers a competitive, selective direct admit program for Nursing on the Oxford campus to qualified high school applicants who seek a residential college experience. Applicants must have a composite ACT of 23 or an SAT of 1060 and a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.00 to be eligible for consideration. Students must apply to Miami University using the CommonApp and must select "Nursing" as the intended major by the established priority consideration deadline. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance to the nursing program. It is not possible for current Miami students to change their major to nursing on the Oxford campus. Students must provide their own transportation to clinicals during the junior and senior years. All admitted students are required to have access to a personal laptop for standardized testing.

Program Progression

In order to progress to sophomore year, students must earn a  cumulative G.P.A. of 2.70 and must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all of the following courses: ENG 111; BIO 171, BIO 172; CHM 131; and MBI 111/123.

One grade below "C" in any program requirement could delay graduation by a full year.

Two grades below "C" in program requirements, even if courses are taken before admission and even if courses are repeated for a higher grade, will result in ineligibility or dismissal.

Progression to junior year requires completion of all sophomore level program requirements including nursing courses, PSY 111, BIO 325, and MBI 361 with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A.

Progression to senior year requires completion of all junior level program requirements with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 G.P.A.

Special Admission Requirements for Miami Regionals Nursing

The nursing program at Miami Regionals offers a competitive, selective program to qualified high school applicants and to qualified college-level students. Pre-requisites may be taken at any Miami location. However, the nursing curriculum is offered only on the Hamilton campus. All admitted students must provide their own transportation to clinicals. All admitted students are required to have access to a personal laptop for standardized testing. To be considered for admission, students must meet the following minimum criteria:

High School Students

High school applicants must have a composite ACT of 23 or an SAT of 1060 and a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Applications are accepted online via the Regionals BSN Application through December 1 each year. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance to the nursing program.

Program Progression

In order to progress to sophomore year, students must earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.70 and must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all of the following courses: ENG 111; BIO 171BIO 172CHM 131; and MBI 161.

One grade below "C" in any program requirement could delay graduation by a full year.

Two grades below "C" in program requirements, even if courses are taken before admission and even if courses are repeated for a higher grade, will result in ineligibility or dismissal.

Progression to junior year requires completion of all sophomore level program requirements including nursing courses, PSY 111, BIO 325, and MBI 361 with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A.

Progression to senior year requires completion of all junior level program requirements with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 G.P.A.

Current Miami Students

Current Miami students must submit a separate nursing application online via the Regionals BSN Application. To apply, students must have completed 12 semester hours (100 level or higher) with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and a grade of "C" or higher in two of the following courses: BIO 171BIO 172CHM 131; or MBI 161.

Program Progression

If accepted, students must earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.70 and must have completed all four sciences: BIO 171, BIO 172; CHM 131; and MBI 161 as well as ENG 111 with a "C" or higher to progress to the sophomore year.

One grade below "C" in any program requirement could delay graduation by a full year.

Two grades below "C" in program requirements, even if courses are taken before admission and even if courses are repeated for a higher grade, will result in ineligibility or dismissal.

Progression to junior year requires completion of all sophomore level program requirements including nursing courses, PSY 111, BIO 325, and MBI 361 with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A.

Progression to senior year requires completion of all junior level program requirements with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 G.P.A.

Transfer Students

In addition to applying to Miami Regionals, a separate nursing application must be submitted online via the Regionals BSN Application by December 1. Students must have a grade of "C" or higher in two of the following courses: BIO 171BIO 172CHM 131; or MBI 161 to be eligible to apply. Students must have a grade of "C" or higher from an accredited baccalaureate nursing program in comparable content for transfer of nursing credit to be considered. Decisions about transfer credit for nursing courses and military credits are made on a case by case basis. Transcripts must be received by January 1 to complete the application. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program. If accepted, transfer students must meet with a nursing adviser to have potential transfer credits evaluated.

Program Progression

If accepted, students must earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.70 and must have completed all four sciences: BIO 171, BIO 172; CHM 131; and MBI 161 as well as ENG 111 with a "C" or higher to progress to the sophomore year.

One grade below "C" in any program requirement could delay graduation by a full year.

Two grades below "C" in program requirements, even if courses are taken before admission and even if courses are repeated for a higher grade, will result in ineligibility or dismissal.

Progression to junior year requires completion of all sophomore level program requirements including nursing courses, PSY 111, BIO 325, and MBI 361 with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A.

Progression to senior year requires completion of all junior level program requirements with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 G.P.A.

Notes: A felony conviction may prohibit participation in required clinicals, may impact a student's ability to progress through required courses, and may therefore lead to dismissal from the nursing program. Students with a felony conviction may not be permitted to take the National Council Licensure Examination. The Department of Nursing requires urine drug screening for all admitted nursing students to meet standards of clinical placement in our partnering agencies. If a student does not pass a urine drug screen, they may not be permitted to participate in clinicals and will therefore be unable to progress in the program.

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 111Introduction to Psychology3
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
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 Care- Clinical2
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 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 for the RN-BSN Program

Miami University is no longer accepting applications for the RN-BSN program. The program will be suspended, effective May, 2021.

Admission requirements for current students include that they:

  1. be a registered nurse with an unencumbered license;
  2. have at least a 2.00 G.P.A.
  3. have completed Associate Degree Nursing Courses (28 hours)

*28 credit hours must be from an NLN accredited AD nursing program. Graduates of non-accredited AD programs, proprietary programs and diploma programs may meet this requirement by earning a grade of "C" or higher in NSG 301, NSG 311, and NSG 313.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit from other colleges and potential military credit require departmental evaluation. Decisions regarding transfer credits are made on a case by case basis.

Program Progression

Once admitted to the RN-BSN program, two grades below "C" in a program requirement, even if courses are repeated, will result in dismissal.

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 418Perspectives of Chronic Disease3
NSG 430Community Health Nursing4
NSG 435Challenges in Health Care Delivery3
NSG elective3
Total Credit Hours36-37