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College of Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare practitioners for professional nursing, help them understand their role in society and prepare them for graduate study. The program emphasizes professional knowledge, skills and compassionate nursing practices. Students begin with courses that demonstrate the core foundations of the nursing profession and its historical roots. The capstone preceptorship exposes students to research and professional-practice concepts that will ensure their abilities to be nurse leaders and healthcare advocates. Throughout the program, students study life-span and cultural diversity issues while applying evidence-based practice to their profession.
As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2010. Hospitals employed the majority of RNs, with 60 percent of such jobs. About 8 percent of jobs were in offices of physicians, 5 percent in home healthcare services, 5 percent in nursing care facilities, and 3 percent in employment services. The remainder worked mostly in government agencies, social assistance agencies, and educational services.
Freshman Students: Admission to pre-nursing requires the completion of high school math, biology, and chemistry. In addition, students should have at least a 2.7 cumulative high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND minimum ACT composite and science reasoning scores of 22 (or an SAT combined critical reading+math score of 1020). Students with an ACT composite score of 21 (SAT combined critical reading+math score of 980) need a 3.0 high school grade point average; those with an ACT composite score of 20 (SAT combined critical reading+math score of 940) need a 3.3 cumulative high school grade point average.
Minimum 120 total credit hours and 39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
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Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are relevant Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
Ohio Board of Nursing, State of Ohio Board of Nursing, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Students for Professional Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau
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