Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
This BSN 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 community health settings. Students are involved in activities preparatory for leadership and management roles and graduate study. Clinical experiences are one day a week during the second semester of the sophomore year and two days a week during the junior and senior years. Career advancement opportunities are greatest for BSN graduates. A BSN is required to enter a master’s program.
The professional nurse graduate of the Baccalaureate Program will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge from liberal education, the sciences, and nursing to address the diverse health needs of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan.
- Integrate nursing research, evidence based practice and quality improvement principles in the provision of patient-centered and population-focused care.
- Apply knowledge of health care policy, technology and information management in providing safe care within an evolving healthcare environment.
- Employ effective leadership and communication skills that promote interprofessional collaboration and mutually beneficial partnerships.
- Practice with accountability and professionalism to promote health, prevent disease, and provide nursing care across the continuum of healthcare environments.
BSN Course Electives
Nursing elective courses provide students the opportunity to explore an area of interest. Courses cover a variety of topics including grief, end of life care, emotional health of children and adolescents, healthy aging, creative arts and aging, and informatics. These courses are taught in various formats. NSG 399, Global Health Perspectives and Challenges in Central America, also meets the Foundation III Global requirement and may be taken for 3 or 6 credits. Nursing students in both curricula are required to take one nursing elective course. For all courses: 4 year BSN students must follow guidelines regarding prerequisites listed for the course.
BSN Additional Fees
- Nurse Pack $225
- Parking Fees at clinical agencies $30
- Uniform $120
- State Licensing Fee $75
- Nursing Books $1,000
- NCLEX-RN exam fee $200
- Lab Fees $2,000
- CastleBranch Program Set-up Fee $45/once
- Health Insurance variable costs
- Graduation fee $60
- Immunizations variable costs
- Criminal Record Checks $ 300
- CPR $240
- Drug Screening $120
- Laptop Computer variable costs
- HESI Access across 6 semesters and includes a 4-day review course at the completion of the program $1,110
Regionals BSN Program FAQs
There are no residence halls no residence halls on either Regional Campus location, although certainly students could get an apartment in either of those cities.
Students planning to be a Regionals student should first apply as a regional campus student. Go to the regional Office of Admission and apply to the University by December of your senior year. Indicate your major as BSN.
Next, submit a SEPARATE BSN online application for the nursing program. Regional BSN applications are due by December 1st.
To be admitted into the nursing program from high school, the following must be met in high school:
- minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0
- Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on prospective student access to ACT/SAT testing, standardized test scores will not be used as a part of the review process for fall 2021 direct admission to the nursing program at Miami University.
Note: This does not guarantee admission to the nursing program, but is the minimum requirement.
Submit your nursing application by December 1. If admitted to nursing as a freshman student, then you must maintain a 2.7 GPA to stay in the nursing program.
- Have completed 12 semester hours (100 level or high) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7.
- Have a grade of C or better in TWO of the following sciences: BIO 171, BIO 172, CHM 131 or 141 and 144, and MBI 161.
- Admission decisions are based solely upon the overall GPA and the science GPA.
See the 4 year BSN curriculum guide. Please note the following:
- As a freshman, it is important to take the correct science and liberal education courses.
- In the sophomore year, nursing students take their first nursing courses and the rest of their non-nursing courses.
- In the junior and senior years, the student takes mostly nursing courses.
Students who are not accepted into the nursing program may re-apply the following year. We do not maintain any waiting lists, so the applicant pool is different each year.