FAQ: Franklin University RN to BSN 

Below is a compiled list of our most asked questions from members and relatives. If you need help or have additional questions, please call OCSEA toll-free at 1-800-969-4702 or email freecollege@ocsea.org

More on discounted Bachelor of Science in Nursing benefit:

Who is Eligible?

The RN-BSN discounted program through OCSEA is open to union members in good standing, who are full dues-paying members or retiree members, and their families who meet the institution and program-specific admission and eligibility requirements. Families are children (or stepchildren), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), spouses, domestic partners, financial dependents, siblings and parents, including in-laws. Additional family members may qualify. Check with OCSEA to confirm at 800-969-4702 or freecollege@ocsea.org.

Additionally, prospective students must be graduates of an associate nursing degree or diploma in a registered nursing program and hold a current and unencumbered RN license in the United States.

How do I apply?

The first step is to fill out the Interest and Eligibility Form to confirm union membership. After the interest form is reviewed, an application link specific to the union program will be provided. Prospective students must only use that application link provided as it will ensure that the appropriate benefits are connected to that individual's file. Please note: Going straight to Franklin University’s general application will slow down enrollment! Inquire directly with the union to get started!

Transcripts from previously attended colleges/universities where the ADN or BSN was earned must be listed on the application and are required as part of the application process.

How do I submit my official transcripts?

Send official transcripts to the Franklin University as indicated below. Visit your previous college or university’s website and follow their transcript request process.

Electronic transcripts: Franklin University prefers electronic transcripts. The university accepts electronic transcripts from other institutions and from third-party transcript providers. In both cases, electronic transcripts must be sent from the provider directly to Franklin University.

Mailed Paper Transcripts: Official transcripts must arrive in official, university-sealed envelopes at the following mailing address:

Franklin University
ATTN: Office of Transfer and Articulation
201 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215-5339

Please note: There is no email address to which a school or student can send the official transcript.

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