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The Three-Year BSN

The Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College – the best nursing program in the region – is now offering qualified students the opportunity to fast-track entry into the nation’s fastest growing profession.

The next 3-year BSN cohort will launch in fall 2017. Earning your BSN in 3 years instead of 4 means the average starting salary of an Ursuline nursing graduate ($57,000/year) will be yours a year sooner, enhancing your lifetime earning power and fast-tracking the return on your Ursuline investment.

The Breen BSN:
  • Is a direct entry program, with admission to both Ursuline College and the Breen School of Nursing, there is no waitlist.
  • Produces results. Ursuline grads have a 100% job placement rate and one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in Ohio.
  • Has a national reputation, with accomplished faculty, national awards and alumnae who are shaping the future of the profession.
  • Lets you learn alongside professionals in some of the world’s best hospitals. Ursuline student nurses complete clinicals and a 180-hour immersion experience at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Health System and more. 
  • Is cutting edge, with curriculum accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 
  • Often leads to careers in Advanced Practice Nursing with many graduates returning to Ursuline for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.
To Apply:
  • Ambitious high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 24 or SAT of 1110 (M+CR) are invited to apply. 
  • Submit the application for admission and select the 3-Year Nursing Cohort Program as your intended major.
  • Send all required supporting materials (ACT or SAT scores and your transcript(s); letter of recommendation is optional).
  • Within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials, you will be notified if you have been selected for admission to the 3-year BSN cohort. 
  • Students not selected for admission to the 3-year BSN cohort will be evaluated for admission to the traditional 4-year BSN program.