Mount Union Nursing Program Approved
September 25, 2012
ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union recently received word that its nursing program, which will begin in August 2013, has officially been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, the Ohio Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission.
“The approval of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program by the Ohio Board of Nursing provides assurance that our program is meeting the educational requirements and standards set forth by the Board of Nursing,” said Dr. Nezam Al-Nsair, director of nursing at Mount Union. “Approval of the program comes with outstanding support from the University’s administration, faculty and staff.”
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Mount Union will benefit from a new science facility with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, which provide an exceptional venue for foundational science courses integral to the nursing curriculum. The campus also has a long-term working relationship with Alliance Community Hospital and Cleveland Clinic.
What makes Mount Union’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program unique is the University’s strong background in liberal arts and an extensive number of clinical practicum opportunities. The program consists of a rigorous curriculum that will prepare students to be leaders in the nursing profession.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is now one of the fastest growing options for those seeking to practice nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends that the BSN become the entry-level degree for professional nurses. According to the According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, employment in the field of nursing is projected to increase 26% with 711,900 more nursing jobs needed by 2020.
“In the future, there is clearly going to be a demand for skilled nurses and an increased emphasis on the extensive training that the bachelor of science degree offers,” said Dr. Patricia Draves, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University.
Learn about the University of Mount Union's nursing major.