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Our Nursing Program

Walsh University's Byers School of NursingWalsh 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. 


  • 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.

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Graduate and Certificate Nursing Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Prepares post-baccalaureate Registered Nurses for an advanced career in these exciting tracks: Nurse Educator or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN for the RN - 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 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.
  • Nursing Education Certificate - Allows Registered Nurses who have an interest in teaching to gain knowledge about nursing education. 
  • Post-Graduate FNP Certificate- Designed for nurses who already have a master's degree and want to pursue more advanced positionsand exapnd the scope of their practice. 

Colleges of Distinction Nursing BadgeOur graduates have a proven track record 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 program.

Click here for an example of a typical BSN curriculum.

* 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).