Our Nursing Program

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Walsh University's Byers School of Nursing

Welcome to the Byers School of Nursing, recently name one of the top five nursing schools in the state of Ohio by Nursing Almanac.  Walsh University's distinguished nursing programs prepare students for a fulfilling career in the field of nursing either as a registered nurse, an advanced practice nurse or a nurse educator. The Byers School of Nursing offers 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.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Fast Track BSN- online program for adults who want to complete their BSN in as little as one year. 

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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:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) -  Prepares advanced generalist nurses to assume leadership positions in a variety of roles. Tracks include:

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 positions and expand the scope of their practice. 

Colleges of Distinction Nursing BadgeOur graduates have a proven track record of success:

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.