Youngstown State University Nursing School Review

Youngstown State University (YSU) has a ton of programs for students to choose from in seven different colleges: the Beeghly College of Education, the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of STEM, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Williamson College of Business Administration.

Youngstown State University – Department of Nursing

This department maintains only the best standards in nursing and has so far prepared a ton of professional nurses that are well-qualified in the field.

This department has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Generic Track

Students who wish to get a BSN degree have two tracks to choose from at Youngstown State University. This generic track exists for students who do not have any diplomas yet.

This program takes 127 semester hours to complete, 71 of which are nursing hours. It also includes 960 clinical hours and 90 on-campus laboratory hours. In general, this program can be completed in 8 semester if students take at least 14 hours each semester.

To apply, students will need to have completed the required pre-nursing courses with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 2.80. They will also need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all of their other college work.

Graduates will need to have completed all of the necessary baccalaureate nursing courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

RN/BSN Completion Track (for current RNs)

A registered nurse (RN) who already has a diploma can take this track in order to help their career grow more. Any previous education of up to 44 semester hours can be awarded to RNs who have successfully completed their first three courses in nursing.

To apply, students need to have a CPR certification, a valid RN license in Ohio or be graduates of an approved program in nursing. They will also need to complete all of the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

School Nurse Licensure (Certificate)

This certificate program helps students build on their undergraduate education and turn them into effective members in the professional community at school. This program takes 18 credit hours and 300 practicum hours to complete.

To apply, students need to have an RN license in Ohio.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for Registered Nurses

This program exists for nurses with baccalaureate degrees and strong foundations in making decisions, thinking critically and practicing nursing, in general. There are three tracks to this program, including clinical nursing, school nursing, and nurse anesthesia.

To apply, students will need to have a BSN degree, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a valid RN license, and a valid CPR certificate. They will also need to complete all of the prerequisite undergraduate courses and submit their GRE scores, official college transcripts, a letter of intent and three reference letters.

Graduates will be able to take the national certification examinations to practice as advanced practice nurses.

Youngstown State University
One University Plaza,
Youngstown, OH 44555