Southwest General RN-BSN

Welcome, Southwest General nurses! We are honored to partner with you as you advance your education.

Admission to the RN-BSN program is ongoing and we provide six different start dates each year: two in the fall, two in the spring and two in the summer.

Southwest General Hospitals


There are three categories of courses required to complete this degree.

Next Steps

Ready to complete your BSN at Ashland University?

  1. Review Southwest General’s tuition assistance policy to determine your eligibility.

    For questions about employee tuition reimbursement and billing, please contact:

    Stephanie Evers, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Manager, Learning & Development
    Southwest General Health Center

  2. Complete the online application for admission.
    • Select “RN-BSN Online Program”
    • Select “Southwest General Cohort”
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended, whether it was in nursing or another field.
    • Send them electronically to
    • Or mail them to:
      Ashland University
      Office of Records and Registration
      401 College Ave.
      Ashland, OH 44805
  4. Schedule a phone appointment with an Admissions representative by emailing or calling 419-289-5738.
  5. Admissions will send you a Preliminary Transcript Evaluation for your review.
  6. Confirm your intent to enroll and your preferred start date with Admissions.
  7. Admissions will connect you to your academic advisor.
  8. Schedule a phone appointment with your advisor to review your personalized program plan and register for classes.
  9. Courses will be hosted on Blackboard and you will be able to access them approximately a week before the courses start. If you have questions about using Blackboard, review this list of Q&As.

Contact Information

Jackie Owens, Ph.D., RN, CNE
RN-BSN Program Director, Associate Professor

Jody Hostetler, DNP, M.Ed., BSN, ADN, PN
Assistant Professor

Graduate and Online Admissions

Graduate and Online Advising