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ONU recognized among ‘Great Schools for Nursing Majors’ by The Princeton Review

Sep 5, 2012

The Ohio Northern University has been recognized as one of the “Great Schools for Nursing Majors” in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition.”

Ohio Northern was one of only 22 selected by The Princeton Review from more than 1,000 undergraduate schools about which data was collected.

The Princeton Review compiled the list by looking at institutional data, consulting with its National College Counselor Advisory Panel, and considering recommendations from guidance counselors, college admission counselors and other education experts from around the country.

Dr. Marjorie Walker, associate professor and director of the ONU nursing program, said, “This ranking is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff who are committed to not only knowing the students’ needs but also providing them with the knowledge to excel when they enter the nursing profession. Because our faculty comes in with life experiences as veteran practitioners, our students respect their opinion and trust what they learn in order to excel as practitioners themselves.”

Walker added that, since the program began in 2005, the four graduating nursing classes have experienced a 95 percent average NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) passage rate.

“We are pleased to see the ONU nursing program acknowledged in this category,” said Dr. Catherine Albrecht, dean of ONU’s College of Arts & Sciences. “The students who have graduated from the program appreciate the education they received at Ohio Northern, which has prepared them well for their careers and for life after college. The dedication and knowledge of the nursing faculty and staff are evidenced in the high quality of the program, which has established a stellar reputation as one of the best in the country.” 

Ohio Northern University’s nursing program is committed to educating students for excellence in academic achievement and enabling them to work within diverse and changing roles as professional nurses and as committed citizens of the world. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science in nursing and provides educational opportunities to a diverse population of qualified students seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills required for employment as a registered nurse. The curriculum has been designed to prepare students for entry into the modern health care workforce.

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