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Our Nursing Program

Walsh University's Nursing programs prepare students for a career as a registered nurse - offering a strong academic program that's grounded in real-world experience and Judeo-Christian values.

Our Nursing program is a perfect fit for individuals who:

  • Have a desire to help people.
  • Enjoy working in clinical environments like hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.
  • Believe in the dignity and individual health-care needs of all people.

We have three undergraduate Nursing programs to choose from:

  • BSN Pre-Licensure Program - a four-year program for those who want to earn a degree and become licensed registered nurses.
  • BSN for the RN - a program for registered nurses who have an associate degree, or another type of diploma, who want to earn a bachelor's degree. Built upon the educational foundation and work/life experiences of a nurse, it's a flexible option designed for adult students that can be completed on a part- or full-time basis.
  • Accelerated BSN - a "second degree" program open to individuals who already have a bachelor's degree (of any kind) who wish to pursue a career in nursing.

In addition, Walsh now offers an MSN for the RN program, a degree track for diploma and associate degree nurses who wish to go on to graduate study to pursue a master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader or Academic Nurse Educator. Students in the RN to MSN program will not be required to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prior to admission to the MSN program

Our graduates have proven track records of success.

For the third year in a row, Walsh University has the highest pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)* of traditional Nursing schools in Ohio at 98.44%.

"This is a tribute to the quality of education provided not only by the faculty in the School of Nursing, but to all the faculty at Walsh University," said Dr. Linda Linc, Dean, Byers School of Nursing.

In addition to a robust scientific foundation, the degree also offers the strong foundation of a liberal arts education.

Some examples of courses required for a Nursing degree are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Organic and Biochemistry
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Microbiology
  • Theoretical Concepts of Nursing

All of our students participate in labs and have clinical experience in nearly every nursing course. This helps them apply what they learned in the classroom to real-world situations. They go through supervised clinical experience in areas like medical-surgical, obstetrics, mental health, pediatrics, critical care nursing and community health nursing. Nursing students have access to a variety of clinical, research and community service experiences. In addition, many of our nursing graduates choose to further their education through Walsh's Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Click here for an example of a typical BSN curriculum.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Linda Linc - Dean, Byers School of Nursing
Phone: 330-490-7251

* NCLEX is an examination for the licensing of nurses developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in the United States.

**Walsh University School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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Alumni Profile

Kimberly Harsh

Job Title: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner

Place of Employment: The Minute Clinic, Matrix Medical Network

Major: Nursing

Graduation Year: 2006

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