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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Let’s get right to the point: Our nursing program is spectacular.

Ursuline’s Breen School of Nursing partners with the top-ranked hospitals in Cleveland, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the MetroHealth System, to give you extensive clinical experiences in one of the top-three healthcare markets in the US. You’ll spend 900 hours in clinicals during our program and have round-the-clock, hands-on access to state-of-the-art technology in our brand-new Nursing lab.

Our graduates are sought after for jobs, with a 100% post-licensure job placement rate. In fact, practitioners from the very hospital systems that hire our graduates help us develop our cutting-edge curriculum. When you choose Ursuline, you’re choosing the program lead by the President of the respected Ohio Board of Nursing (our Dean, Dr. Pat Sharpnack was appointed to the Board by Governor Kasich in 2014). You’re also choosing the program that educated influential alumnae – like Kelly Hancock ’94, the Chief Nursing Officer for the Cleveland Clinic – who help us ensure our program is creating the outcomes hospitals and patients are looking for. Nursing leaders like these strong women have a view of the field that few others have; their perspectives reinforce Ursuline’s wide recognition as one of the most respected Nursing programs in the region.

This is a place where you’ll learn holistic patient-care in a curriculum emphasizing values and teamwork. We are one of the only nursing programs in the US to earn an endorsement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and you’ll leave our program TeamSTEPPS certified (your future employers will love this about you). On top of this, you’ll find lifetime mentors among your accomplished faculty, conduct research, and you might even participate in an international service trip or get involved as a leader in Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC).

This is a direct admission program, too. By earning admission to the nursing major from day one on campus, you can expect peace-of-mind knowing your progress through the program is a sure-thing (as long as you successfully complete all required classes along the way, of course). Some students who do not qualify for direct admission will be eligible for our innovative STTEP-UP to Nursing program.

Our program is fully approved and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Outcomes of this program

  • You’ll be ready to sit for the state licensing exam, the NCLEX. Ursuline’s NCLEX pass rate is consistently one of the highest in the state of Ohio.
  • You’ll build critical thinking skills, learn goal-directed planning, leadership, and be ready to exercise caring and creative patient care.
  • You’ll be ready to promote health, maintain life, and cope with human responses to life events.

Learn more about Nursing on the Breen School of Nursing homepage.

Let’s get right to the point: Our nursing program is spectacular.

Ursuline’s Breen School of Nursing partners with the top-ranked hospitals in Cleveland, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the MetroHealth System, to give you extensive clinical experiences in one of the top-three healthcare markets in the US. You’ll spend 900 hours in clinicals during our program and have round-the-clock, hands-on access to state-of-the-art technology in our brand-new Nursing lab.

Our graduates are sought after for jobs, with a 100% post-licensure job placement rate. In fact, practitioners from the very hospital systems that hire our graduates help us develop our cutting-edge curriculum. When you choose Ursuline, you’re choosing the program lead by the President of the respected Ohio Board of Nursing (our Dean, Dr. Pat Sharpnack was appointed to the Board by Governor Kasich in 2014). You’re also choosing the program that educated influential alumnae – like Kelly Hancock ’94, the Chief Nursing Officer for the Cleveland Clinic – who help us ensure our program is creating the outcomes hospitals and patients are looking for. Nursing leaders like these strong women have a view of the field that few others have; their perspectives reinforce Ursuline’s wide recognition as one of the most respected Nursing programs in the region.

This is a place where you’ll learn holistic patient-care in a curriculum emphasizing values and teamwork. We are one of the only nursing programs in the US to earn an endorsement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and you’ll leave our program TeamSTEPPS certified (your future employers will love this about you). On top of this, you’ll find lifetime mentors among your accomplished faculty, conduct research, and you might even participate in an international service trip or get involved as a leader in Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC).

This is a direct admission program, too. By earning admission to the nursing major from day one on campus, you can expect peace-of-mind knowing your progress through the program is a sure-thing (as long as you successfully complete all required classes along the way, of course). Some students who do not qualify for direct admission will be eligible for our innovative STTEP-UP to Nursing program.

Our program is fully approved and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Outcomes of this program

  • You’ll be ready to sit for the state-licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse, the NCLEX. Your preparation will include access to our test-prep program, ATI. Ursuline’s NCLEX pass rate is consistently one of the highest in the state of Ohio.
  • You’ll build critical thinking skills, learn goal-directed planning, leadership, and be ready to exercise caring and creative patient care.
  • You’ll be ready to promote health, maintain life, and cope with human responses to life events.

Learn more about Nursing on the Breen School of Nursing homepage.

Cleveland is facing a shortage of 3,500 nurses by 2020, and the enhanced role of nurses in the future of medicine, including growth in nurses providing primary care and in non-clinical roles like hospital administration play into a job market that’s trending in your favor.

When you graduate from Ursuline, you’ll be ready to function as a decision maker and caregiver within and across health care systems. Nurses today work autonomously in a variety of acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based agencies. As a nurse, you might choose to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner (learn more about our MSN program), a nurse educator, administrator, clinical specialist, or consultant.

Especially important to women is that nursing offers professional, personal, and economic rewards, with flexible opportunities for hours and career patterns. Earning potential in the field of nursing is excellent, as most of our BSN graduates begin their careers earning nearly $60,000 annually with many opportunities for growth.

You’ll take the following classes, in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfil the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):

  • Biology 214/Lab – Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 215/Lab – Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biology 232/Lab – Clinical Microbiology
  • Chemistry 108/Lab – Intro to General, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • Biology 220– Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Nutrition 104 – Basic Nutrition
  • Psychology 101 – General Psychology
  • Psychology 230 – Lifespan Development
  • Sociology 103 – Principles of Sociology
  • Mathematics 125 – Quantitative Reasoning or Mathematics 212 – Statistics
  • Philosophy 260 – Bioethics
  • Nursing 205 – Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing
  • Nursing 215 – Foundations of Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 235 – Holistic Nursing Practice, Health Assessment of Adults
  • Nursing 245 – Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 255 – Professional Nursing Practice with Adults I
  • Nursing 265 – Evidence-Based Professional Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 275 – Pharmacology and Therapeutic Professional Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 325 – Professional Nursing Practice with Adults II
  • Nursing 335 – Clinical: Professional Nursing Practice with Adults II
  • Nursing 345 – Child-bearing and Rearing Families
  • Nursing 355 – Clinical: Child-bearing and Rearing Families
  • Nursing 435 – Healthcare Policy and Global Health Experience
  • Nursing 445 – Professional Practice: Patients with Psychiatric Needs
  • Nursing 455 – Professional Nursing Practice with Adults III
  • Nursing 465 – Professional Nursing Leadership Theory
  • Nursing 404 – Integrated Professional Nursing Practice

 

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Dean: Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs: Janet R. Baker DNP, APRN, CPHQ, CNE
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs: Kimberly Dillon-Bleich PhD(c), MSN, RN
Coordinator of BSN Enrollment & Clinical Placement: Leah Grill MEd, BS

Janet Baker DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CPHQ, CNE
Connie Beal MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Constance Bruening MSN, RN, RNC-NIC
Denise Crowther JD, MSN, RN
Kimberly Dillon-Bleich PhD(c), MSN, RN
James Fell, MSN, MBA, RN, LNCC
Bonnie Fellows MSN, RN, CNE, LNC
Laura Goliat, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Leighanne Hustak DNP, FNP-C, CDE
Debbie Keresztesy MSN, RN, CCRN
Lisa Kuhen DNP, APRN-BC, CNP
Karen Link MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
M. Murray Mayo PhD, MSN, RN
Sandra Mastrodonato MSN, RN
Lauren Patton MSN, RN, CCRN, CHSE
Regina Prosser, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, LNHA
Kathleen Rogers DNP, RN, CNE
Noel Santa MSN, RN, CCRN
Katherine Sewell MSN, RN
Patricia Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF
Sandra Stratman DNP, RN, APN-BC
Teresa Washington MSN, RN, CNP
Mary Beth Zeni Sc.D., MSN, RN

Staff:
Leah Grill, MEd, BS Coordinator of BSN Enrollment and Clinical Placement
Jennifer Jay, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Ellen Berts, Secretary, BSN Enrollment and Clinical Placement
Barbara Dussing, Secretary, Graduate Nursing Programs

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.

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