At a glance: Nursing
"I didn’t choose nursing at Ohio Northern; it chose me. Nursing school is an investment for any college student, but, at Ohio Northern, you are the investment for the future of nursing ... and you are most definitely treated and educated as such."
Bryan J. Homyak
Fairview Park, Ohio
Nursing, as part of the health care profession, shares in the dynamic task of promoting optimal health, quality of life and support to people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. Whether you desire employment in a hospital, long-term care facility, physician’s office, home health, community health, specialty clinic or university, Ohio Northern University has the programs necessary for you to succeed. ONU prepares students for fulfilling careers in one of the nation’s leading professions.
The Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Ohio Northern University is seeking continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. A site visit from the Commission is scheduled for April 10-12, 2013.
If you have any comments regarding the program please submit them to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120
Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN)
- 4 Year Traditional Program
- RN-BSN Completion Program
ONU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Ohio Board of Nursing, Ohio Board of Regents, and the Higher Learning Commission
Direct acceptance into the nursing program
Nursing courses in the first year
10:1 student-to-instructor ratio during the nursing lab clinical experience
Older Adult Nursing course available
Ohio Northern’s four-year academic program in nursing leads to a BSN in nursing degree. The nursing program specifically aims to:
- Prepare graduates for employment at the professional nursing level.
- Provide a base for the continuing development of the student as an individual, as a citizen and as a professional practitioner of nursing.
- Provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing.
The nursing program is housed in the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences. Our facilities contain the Nursing Skills Lab, SIM man, Vital SIM man, patient mannequins and two six-bed hospital environments, each with a complete, dedicated equipment station.
National Student Nurses Association
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Integrate a personal philosophy for nursing practice, based on the dignity, worth and individuality of human beings.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for evaluating one’s professional practice in relationship to accepted standards of nursing practice.
- Synthesize theoretical principles applicable to professional nursing practice.
- Utilize the nursing process to promote, restore and maintain adaptation in individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the lifecycle.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for providing competent and comprehensive health care.
- Collaborate and negotiate with patients/clients, the interdisciplinary health care team and the public to ensure the optimal health and welfare of patients/clients.
- Evaluate interpersonal communication and negotiation skills when communicating with patients, clients, families, groups and communities.
- Incorporate pertinent research findings in refining and enhancing one’s nursing practice.
- Continue personal and professional career development.
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A Bachelor of Science in nursing is one of the most demanded health care degrees in the United States. The statistics are staggering for the immediate and future demand for RNs. National, state and regional needs create an opportunistic job market for the BSN-RN. Employment opportunities exist in multiple venues, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician’s offices, home health, community health, specialty clinics and universities.
In the spotlight: Academic Excellence
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Ohio Northern No. 2 among more than 300 Midwest baccalaureate colleges in America’s Best Colleges (2010).
- ONU’s College of Engineering is ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 undergraduate engineering schools in U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges (2010).
- Listed in Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges 2010 Edition.
- One of the top 200 programs in the nation for creative students in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.
- Among the top 100 private four-year colleges and small universities in Peterson’s Competitive College Guide (2010).
- Named in Colleges of Distinction (2010), a guide profiling America’s most distinguished teaching-centered colleges and universities.