Only 49 Spots Remain for Fall 2024, Apply Today to Secure Yours

The RN to BSN Completion Program at Cincinnati State is a high-quality, efficient, and affordable path for registered nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). With demand and compensation for BSNs growing regionally and nationally, Cincinnati State is an RN’s best choice.

Our program can be completed in only 3 semesters. We are currently accepting applications for enrollment in the fall semester of 2024. Apply as soon as possible to secure your spot. The final deadline to apply is June 15th. Hurry, the remaining spots are filling quickly!

Why Students Love This Program


Fully recognized RN to BSN degree | Average cost of $9,400 before financial aid


Online format enables a flexible schedule and timetable to complete your degree


One of only 7 regionally accredited community college RN to BSN programs in Ohio


25 students max per section | Personalized instruction | Highly qualified faculty


$81,220 median annual salary

Steps & Dates


Priority Application Deadline

Apply by this date to ensure program admission


Application Deadline

You must apply before this date to secure a spot for the fall 2024 semester

by 8/22/2024

Advisor Meeting Deadline

Meet to ensure class registration for fall 2024

by 8/23/2024

Class Registration Deadline

Final day to register for fall 2024 classes


Classes Begin

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “The hands-on training in the laboratory, clinical rotations, and simulations closely aligned with lecture content, preparing me to practice safely, effectively, and confidently as a Registered Nurse. Cincinnati State equipped me with the education and skills needed to enter and practice in healthcare with a strong foundation, sense of purpose, and understanding of my scope of practice. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to have received such an outstanding and extraordinary education.” – Mariah S.


Is the RN to BSN Completion Program face-to-face or online?

The RN to BSN Completion Program’s nursing courses are full asynchronous online. There is no required in-person theory class attendance. However, there is an in-person clinical learning experience in a community-based organization during the spring semester.

What if I need to take a semester off?

Taking a semester off is not a problem. We encourage you to keep the momentum as you proceed through your classes. Please remember that some classes are offered only during certain semesters.

Am I automatically eligible if I am an RN?

No, the student must meet the GPA and course pre-requisites for the program before acceptance is considered.

Am I eligible to do my RN to BSN Completion Program at Cincinnati State if I did not do my RN at Cincinnati State?

Yes, students who did not attend Cincinnati State are eligible to apply to the RN to BSN program if they meet the GPA and course pre-requisite requirements for the program.

How do I get financial aid?

Submit the free application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) online.
Apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, which serves as your electronic signature.
Use Cincinnati State School code 010345.

Feel free to reach out to our Office of Financial Aid with any questions. Call (513) 569-1530 or email the team at:

How to Take the Next Step Today

Your path at Cincinnati State starts when you apply, but If you’re not quite ready, you can reach out with any and all questions or explore college and program details like key dates, courses, costs and financial aid options via the links below or by requesting your starter kit.