Academics

Get a head start on your Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) from The Ohio State University College of Nursing with Path2BSN! Your path starts with enrollment in an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program at one of our seven central Ohio partner institutions. Path2BSN allows you to seamlessly progress to Ohio State’s online RN to BSN program before you graduate with your ADN. Let’s get started on your personalized Path today!

RJ Byrnes
Academic Program Coordinator for Recruitment and Admissions

Message from the Advisor

As your connection to Ohio State, I am here to provide tailored advising on your Path2BSN! We will work together to ensure a seamless transition into the online RN to BSN program which can begin as early as the third semester in your associate’s program. We will work closely to create a plan that allows you to reach your goal of becoming a Buckeye Nurse! I look forward to working with you!


Ohio State has partnered with seven central Ohio community colleges to offer Path2BSN. Please choose your partner school from the list below for more information.

Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses COTC Courses
CHEM 1110 CHEM 100 or 102 or 110 or 111
ENGLISH 1110 ENGL 110 or ENGL 112 or COM 156
MICROBIO 4000

BIO 200

Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* BIO 130, 131, 120, 160, 161
Clark State College

Clark State College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses Clark State Courses
CHEM 1110 CHM 1210 or 1220
ENGLISH 1110 ENG 1111
MICROBIO 4000 BIO 1131
Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* BIO 1410, 1510, 2121, 2122
Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses CSCC Courses
CHEM 1110 CHEM 0100 or 1111 or 1113 or 1171 or 1200
ENGLISH 1110 ENG 1110 or 1101
MICROBIO 4000

BIO 2215

Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* BIO 1111, 1113, 1121, 1122, 2232, 2300, 2301
Edison State Community College

Edison State Community College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses Edison Courses
CHEM 1110 CHM 110S or 121S or 122S
ENGLISH 1110 ENG 121S
MICROBIO 4000

BIO 240S w/ 241S

Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* BIO 121S, 124S, 125S
Marion Technical College

Marion Technical College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses MTC Courses
CHEM 1110 CHM 1200 or 1210
ENGLISH 1110 ENG 1000
MICROBIO 4000

SCI 1300

Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* SCI 1200, 1250
North Central State College

North Central State College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses NC State Courses
CHEM 1110 CHEM 1030 or 1210 or 1220
ENGLISH 1110 ENGL 1010
MICROBIO 4000

BIOL 1550

Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* BIOL 1050, 1230, 2751
Rhodes State College

Rhodes State College Nursing Website

Ohio State Courses Rhodes Courses
CHEM 1110 CHM 1110 or 1120 or 1210
ENGLISH 1110 COM 1100 or 1110
MICROBIO 4000

BIO 1400

Biology/Anatomy/Physiology* BIO 1000, 1110, 1120, 1210, 1220

*Students need a total of 6 credit hours of Biology/Anatomy/Physiology. Students can take any combination of the courses listed in that section.