Bowling Green State University Nursing School Review

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a 1338 acre residential campus that serves over 20,000 students. Rated one of the top 100 public universities nationwide by US News and World Report for its strong commitment to first year programs, students from around the U.S. and the world have chosen to matriculate in one of BGSU’s seven colleges.

Thirty minutes south of Toledo; the campus sits nested in a rural northwest setting.  BGSU has a long history of education dating back to its beginnings in 1910, and continues to this day to be one of the top public universities in the U.S. The school boasts over seven colleges to choose from with the College of Health and Human Services serving as the home from its nursing programs.

Nursing Program Overview

The College of Health and Human Services houses BGSU’s Nursing Program. In partnership with the University of Toledo, the college has over thirty years of successful graduates to boast about. Students take the upper-level required coursework through the University at Toledo, but graduate with a BGSU degree upon completion. BGSU-UT Nursing programs are nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Nursing students learn from Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing, which is a system of care focusing on critical-thinking strategies to aid the patient in dealing with his or her health issues. Critical thinking is a large part of modern medicine and all students will be challenged to use their training in this pursuit.

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Nursing Pre-Licensure (BSN) Degree:

Graduates are challenged by the four-year program designed to move students through an introduction to nursing, the body, and the pre-requisites they will need to build their foundational knowledge. Clinicals are completed in Junior and Senior years, offering a comprehensive program that prepares graduates for real-world application. Once students graduate, they are prepared to take the licensing exam (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the exam allows the student to become an RN and move on to graduate-level coursework in furtherance of their professional development.

RN to BSN Degree:

For students who wish to advance beyond their associate degree in nursing or diploma from a nursing program, this option is far more flexible. While working through the coursework, students develop along a more individualized track. Many students who choose this pathway are busy professionals who want to better their career opportunities, and the flexibility of four different pathways to a degree delivers on that opportunity. By choosing the length of program that works for them, ranging from two semesters to seven semesters, students can move forward in their nursing careers. Seven of the core nursing courses are offered online, laying the framework for busy students to manage both life and their dreams of higher education. This foray into the technological age proffers advantages in an age where more and more of our communication is taking place digitally.

Master of Science in Nursing

With ever changing roles in the medical field, becoming an expert in your field serves professionals who have their eyes on the future. With that knowledge in mind, Bowling Green University’s partnership with the University of Toledo offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Available via the BGSU Firelands Campus in Huron, students are able to pursue graduate-level work. Due to the joint nature of the program, interested students need to contact the school directly to find out more about the program.

Bowling Green State University
Alumni Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-8207