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    Breen School of Nursing

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    The Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions

    Named a national Center of Excellence, Ursuline's Breen School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio offers several flexible, affordable, career-focused nursing programs to advance your practice. 

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    Designated a national Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing and ranked #2 among nursing colleges in Ohio and in the top 10% of all programs in the U.S., Ursuline College's Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions is one of the most respected nursing programs in the country.

    Top ten reasons to begin your nursing career at Ursuline College


    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on Ursuline's nursing school campus in Cleveland suburb Pepper Pike offers a holistic, values-based education through a curriculum that emphasizes patient-care and teamwork. Graduates are prepared for highly skilled and technical work at the patient’s bedside and enjoy a 100% placement rate

    Accelerated Nursing Program

    If you already have a bachelor's degree and want to switch careers, there's an accelerated nursing degree for you.

    RN to BSN

    The online RN to BSN program is designed in an accelerated format for registered nurses ready to move ahead in their careers.


    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares graduates as advanced practice nurses and confident leaders in the field. Students have an opportunity to specialize in an area of study as well as pursue Post Master's Certificates. The Leadership track is offered 100% online.

    Post-Master's Certificates

    Ursuline's several Post-Master's Certificates of Completion prepare graduates to excel in their careers. Students have an opportunity to expand their expertise and patient populations by focusing on:

    Telehealth for Health Care Professionals

    Through this one-credit, online course, health care professionals will develop strategies for engaging patients, techniques for observing appropriate etiquette during the virtual visit, learn billing and coding requirements for medical record documentation for optimal reimbursement, and more. The Telehealth program is a one-credit graduate nursing course open to any health care professional interested in learning more about how to effectively use telehealth.


    The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an advanced-level, terminal degree for MSN graduates who wish to become influential in nursing practice, administration, and education. Courses are offered year-round, allowing students to customize their curriculum and learn at their own pace. Earn your terminal degree at a top nursing school in the country.  

    DNP Nurse Anesthesia

    In collaboration with SNAP -- Somnia Nurse Anesthesia Program, LLC, Ursuline offers a nurse anesthesia specialty through its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The innovative full-time, 36-month program prepares baccalaureate-educated nurses to become nurse anesthetists. It features a hybrid format with online coursework and in-person simulated and clinical learning experiences.

    RN to MSN and BSN to DNP Programs

    Ursuline offers an RN to MSN and a BSN to DNP for students interested in progressing into advanced practice nursing, nursing education, or leadership in less time and at a lower cost.  To learn more about these options, contact Melanie Steele, director of graduate admission, at 440.646.8146.

    All Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.