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About the Nursing Program


The nursing program at Ohio Northern University provides educational opportunities to a diverse population of qualified students who seek to acquire the knowledge and skills required for the practice of nursing as a registered nurse. The program actualizes this mission through the integration of critical thinking in theory and practice principles to achieve evidence-based nursing practice inspired by a desire to contribute to the good of humankind. The development of the whole person reflects the emphasis of the University and prepares the student as a lifelong learner in pursuit of knowledge and excellence in practice.

The nursing program at Ohio Northern is dedicated to providing students the guidance and education they need to fulfill diverse and changing roles as both professional nurses and committed citizens of the world.

As a discipline, professional nursing builds from a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences. Ohio Northern blends the science of nursing with liberal education courses to facilitate students' understanding of complex concepts, skills, and attitudes essential to the practice of professional nursing.

Nursing, as part of the healthcare profession, shares in the dynamic task of promoting optimal health, quality of life, and support to people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. Because communication and teamwork are crucial in the nursing field, the program strives to generate graduates who are able to work with interdisciplinary health teams to make a difference in the lives of others.

The nursing program emphasizes critical thinking, excellence of practice, and the life-long pursuit of knowledge.


Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Registered nurses held 2,857,180 jobs in 2016. Employment for registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than average through the year 2020, resulting in an abundance of opportunities for RNs. Consequently, registered nurses are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations in the United States.

Nursing Program Mission

The nursing program is committed to providing professional educational components to address the health care needs and issues within a diverse and changing world.

Department of Nursing

Melissa Keifer

419-772-3944
nursing@onu.edu
Mathile 124
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed