Provide skilled, compassionate care in a field with a huge demand for your talent. Learn about our BSN program below.
Ranked #2 among nursing colleges in Ohio, Ursuline College's Breen School of Nursing is one of the most respected nursing programs in the country. Our undergraduate nursing program faculty are regularly invited to speak at conferences across the U.S. and internationally, and our BSN program graduates are recruited for positions in top research hospitals in Cleveland and beyond. In fact, the Breen School of Nursing boasts a 100% employment rate, post licensure.
Here you'll learn in a high-tech skills lab that mimics a hospital ward. You'll pursue a holistic, values-based education through a curriculum that emphasizes patient-care and teamwork. In fact, ours is one of the only nursing programs in the U.S. to earn an endorsement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and all graduates leave our program TeamSTEPPS certified.
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BSN Program Accreditation
The bachelor's in nursing program at Ursuline College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
The Breen School of Nursing’s curriculum meets the educational requirements of all 50 states for professional licensure or certification. To easily find professional nursing licensure requirements for all 50 states, visit the Professional Licensure Requirements page of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website, and scroll to “Licensure Requirements by State” for a drop-down menu.
Undergraduate Nursing Program Professional Development
Through SNUC, Student Nurses of Ursuline College, students attend national conferences for networking, education, and leadership experience. They also organize campus-wide events in collaboration with professional organizations such as the American Red Cross.
Learn much more about our Ohio BSN program in the BSN Handbook. Click here to read our mission, goals, and outcomes.
Bridge Program: BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program
Are you interested in progressing into advanced practice nursing, nursing education or leadership? Explore Ursuline's graduate-level nursing programs:
To discuss bridging from an RN to an MSN, or from a BSN to a DNP, contact Melanie Steele, director of graduate admission, at 440.646.8146.
Careers: BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program
Ursuline's Breen School boasts a 100% job placement rate, post-licensure, and an NCLEX (national nurse licensing exam) passage rate consistently over 90%. Because of extensive faculty contacts, students secure excellent field placements as undergraduates and these often lead to full-time jobs in Cleveland's top hospitals after graduation. As the national nursing shortage grows, so will demand for competent, compassionate professionals practiced in teamwork and problem solving.
What kind of job can I get with a BSN degree?
Nurses with BSNs today work autonomously in a variety of acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based agencies. As a nurse with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, you might choose to pursue a career as one of the following:
- Nurse practitioner
- Nurse educator
- Clinical specialist
Admission Requirements: BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program
If you’re a high school student, you must meet the following admissions requirements to apply to the BSN degree program:
- GPA of 2.75 or above
- Composite ACT of 20 or SAT of 1030 (optional)
- Must demonstrate proficiency in high school algebra II, biology with lab, and chemistry with lab by earning a C+ or higher in each of these courses
If you have college credit, you must meet the following admissions requirements to transfer into the bachelor’s in nursing degree program:
- GPA of 2.5 or above cumulative average of all college course work
- A letter of recommendation, personal essay/statement or a resume
- If you are currently or have been previously enrolled in a nursing program, you need a letter of good standing from the Director/Dean of the program
- Required sciences (anatomy & physiology, inorganic/organic/biochemistry, and microbiology with labs) may be attempted only twice earning a grade of "C" or higher, including courses taken at any previous schools. A withdrawal or a "W" is considered an attempt.
- All science courses being transferred to Ursuline College must be taken within the last seven years. This includes anatomy & physiology, inorganic/organic/biochemistry, and microbiology.
Applications are evaluated on an individual basis. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to The Breen School of Nursing. The Dean of the Breen School of Nursing will review mitigating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.