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RN to BSN

RN to BSN

An Ursuline nurse is always in high demand.

As the leading educator in healthcare, Ursuline College’s Breen School of Nursing has maintained a stellar reputation with the health care community for over 30 years. Our nursing graduates have a 100% employment rate. In partnership with the BSN program, Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) offers the online RN-BSN degree program. Ursuline College offers a traditional BSN program, MSN degree program and DNP program.

Ursuline’s cirriculum is values based and prepares students for further education, careers, leadership and service to society. Our mission is to provide a holistic, transformative education in the Catholic tradition which prepares competent, caring and reflective nursing professionals.

The Breen School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Convenience and Close Relationships

At Ursuline, our staff and faculty focus on our students. This emphasis on supporting and teaching small classes creates an intimate learning environment where you can develop a close relationship with your professors.

  • Discounted tuition rate of $312 per credit hour for all courses taken to complete the BSN degree.
  • Fit your classes into our professional and personal life.
  • Take your nursing courses on-line.
  • Choose your general education courses – hybrid, on-line, or in a classroom.
  • Your prior learning may earn you up to 40 credits.
  • Nine Starts per year.
  • Five and ten week courses.

An Ursuline nurse is always in high demand.

As the leading educator in healthcare, Ursuline College’s Breen School of Nursing has maintained a stellar reputation with the health care community for over 30 years. Our nursing graduates have a 100% employment rate. In partnership with the BSN program, Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) offers the online RN-BSN degree program. Ursuline College offers a traditional BSN program, MSN degree program and DNP program.

Ursuline’s cirriculum is values based and prepares students for further education, careers, leadership and service to society. Our mission is to provide a holistic, transformative education in the Catholic tradition which prepares competent, caring and reflective nursing professionals.

The Breen School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Convenience and Close Relationships

At Ursuline, our staff and faculty focus on our students. This emphasis on supporting and teaching small classes creates an intimate learning environment where you can develop a close relationship with your professors.

  • Discounted tuition rate of $312 per credit hour for all courses taken to complete the BSN degree.
  • Fit your classes into our professional and personal life.
  • Take your nursing courses on-line.
  • Choose your general education courses – hybrid, on-line, or in a classroom.
  • Your prior learning may earn you up to 40 credits.
  • Nine Starts per year.
  • Five and ten week courses.

The national nursing shortage has opened new doors for individuals interested in nursing. Area hospitals and federal loan forgiveness programs have made a quality nursing education possible for many. The need for educated nursing professionals in Greater Cleveland is considerable since the community ranges 14 out of 317 metropolitan areas based on the size and concentration of healthcare businesses (source: Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative). Forecasts project that demand for RNs in Ohio will increase 24% from 2000-2020, while the supply of professionals to fill these positions will decrease by 8%.

Ursuline includes leadership experience as part of each student’s professional preparation. The nursing program provides an excellent foundation for the professional nurse to function as a decision maker and caregiver within and across health care systems. This is in keeping with the changing role of the professional nurse, who today combines these dual functions. Today’s nurse works autonomously in a variety of acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based agencies. A nurse’s role in these settings also varies. Some nurses pursue careers as practitioners, educators, administrators, clinical specialists, and consultants, while others are engaged in private practice. Especially important to women is that nursing offers professional, personal, and economic rewards, with flexible opportunities for hours and career patterns. The Ursuline nursing program also offers a strong foundation for graduate study leading to positions as advanced practice nurses as well as positions in research, education, and administration.

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

  • Biology 220 – Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Nursing 226 – Foundations of Professional Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 265 – Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing 235 – Holistic Nursing Practice: Health Assessment of the Adult (waived if taken in AAS Program)
  • Nursing 435 – Healthcare Policy and Global Health *clinical
  • Nursing 465 – Professional Nursing Practice: Theory
  • Nursing 426 – Practicum in Leadership *clinical
  • Nursing 331 – Societal Impact on American Women’s Health

Accepted Transferred Prerequisites/Nursing Support Courses

  • Biology 214/Lab – Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 215/Lab – Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biology 232/Lab – Clinical Microbiology
  • 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
  • Science with a lab
  • One elective course

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 Undergraduate Programs: Kimberly Dillon-Bleich PhD(c), MSN, RN
Coordinator of RN to BSN Program: Regina Prosser, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, LNHA

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
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

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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