Nursing is one of the most highly regarded and rewarding professions in the healthcare industry. Nurses provide patient-centered care in hospitals, doctor's offices, schools and other settings.
Most students will enter the program as Pre-Nursing majors and will progress to the Nursing major after successful completion of required core curriculum. However, students who are invited to scholarship day and/or enrolled in the Honors Program will be directly admitted into the Nursing major upon admission to Walsh University.
Corinna Bartholomew - Class of 2015
Thanks to my degree from the Byers School of Nursing, I am working as a registered nurse with the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's top hospitals. I remember that the recruiter thought I had an excellent resume and mock interview. A big thank you to the Career Center for bringing the Cleveland Clinic to Walsh. I could not be happier with this position.
What Makes Walsh's Nursing Major Unique?
Walsh University's Nursing program prepares students for a career as a registered nurse, offering a strong academic program that's grounded in real-world experience and Judeo-Christian values.
- NCLEX Success - Walsh consistently has the highest pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) compared to traditional nursing schools in Ohio.
- State-of-the-Art Facilities - Including a newly renovated nursing lab/interactive classroom that features advanced educational technology such as a control room for instructors to record and observe students in simulation settings, a high fidelity simulation patient (iStan), a Fidelis Maternal Fetal Birthing Simulator, iPads, multiple monitors throughout the learning space, secure storage, instructor work station, birthing bed, infant warmer, ventilator and cardiac defibrillator.
- Proximity to the Nation's Top Hospitals - Walsh's Stark County location allows students opportunities for clinical experiences and post-graduation jobs at some of the top hospitals in the nation including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Akron Children's Hospital, Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.
- Global Learning - Students can study at Walsh's campus just outside of Rome, Italy. In addition, Nursing students have unique opportunities to study global healthcare in places such as Haiti, Tanzania and Mexico.
Generally Speaking, What Courses Will I Need to Take?
Students who are admitted to Walsh as Pre-Nursing majors must complete the following courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better to progress to the nursing major:
- BIO 209 Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIO 209L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
- BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology II
- BIO 210L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
- CHEM 109 General Organic and Biochemistry I
- CHEM 109L General Organic and Biochemistry I Lab
- CHEM 110 General Organic and Biochemistry II
- CHEM 110L General Organic and Biochemistry II Lab
- NURS 220 Theoretical Concepts of Nursing