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OSU Nursing Program
Not many. Most programs are a pre-nursing track like OSU. OSU is a good program, but they admit far more pre-nursing students than they could ever accommodate.
We have been going through this process with my Daughter this year and I can only speak to schools that are in (or close to) Ohio since that is where our search was centered. Here is what we’ve found out:
Muskingum College has a new nursing school that just admitted their first class this year. They are direct admit.
Indiana University of PA (IUP) is a direct admit program as well. They are a good deal for Ohio students since they discount their out-of-state tuition. This is where my Daughter will probably end up (they have fantastic dorms). It is also my alma mater.
Kent State is a pre-nursing track, not direct admit, but they admit to the nursing school twice a year (Fall and Winter) rather than only once, so there is a pretty good chance of getting in.
Some of the Kent State branch campuses (Salem, Tuscarawas) are direct admit for two-year Associate degrees in nursing, but I don’t think that is what you are looking for.
I think that Franciscan University of Steubenville is direct admit. They are a good program.
I’m pretty certain that Carlow College in Pittsburgh is direct admit, but they don’t have much of a campus – but are mushed into the hospital complex in Oakland.
Walsh University in North Canton, OH offers some direct admissions to students who qualify during “Scholarship Day”, but I don’t know what that is.
Some of the hospital-based nursing schools are direct admit, but they don’t offer a real “college campus” experience (if that is what you are looking for). Most are articulated with local colleges, but you split your time between the college and the nursing program.
I assume that there are programs in the Chicago and surrounding area that are direct admit and more examples closer to you of schools that are similar to those above in their approach. Your state nursing association or board of nursing can probably give you some direction on where to look.
In all cases – even with the direct admit schools – you have to maintain your grades to stay in the program. But with the direct admit programs you know you are in the nursing track as soon as you enroll as a Freshman. But you probably already know that.
Best of luck with your search. Feel free to PM with questions. We’ve been living this for months.
You don’t have to put up with delayed entry BSN programs. Many schools off direct entry. In fact many of the TOP schools do. The delayed entry benefits the college and not the student. You are paying too much money to have them wait a year (or more) to decide if you’re good enough for them.
I’m an OSU alum but chose to send my daughter to a different college for her BSN.