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Department of Nursing

Department of Nursing Commitment: Nurses Who Show Up

Nurses are the backbone of healthcare, and they show up when it matters most. Whether it's the beginning or end of life, routine health checks, intensive care, community education, or disaster relief, nurses are there. We develop nurses who embody this commitment.



What Makes Our Nursing Department Unique

  • Immersive Clinical and Simulation Experiences

    Join a team that values diversity and inclusion. Develop clinical decision-making skills to be an exceptional nurse who advocates for patients and communities. Engage in immersive simulations across various specialties and gain real-world experience through clinical rotations at top healthcare facilities.

    Engage in immersive, hands-on simulation experiences in multiple specialties including:

    • Adult care
    • Pediatrics
    • Maternity
    • Critical care
    • Community health scenarios

    Experience clinical rotations and internship opportunities at outstanding healthcare facilities, such as:

    • Aultman Health Foundation
    • Akron Children’s Hospital
    • Salem Regional Medical Center
    • Heartland Behavioral Healthcare
    • Summa Health System
    • University Hospitals
    • Crossroads Hospice
    • Local health departments
  • Supportive Environment for Your Success

    Thrive in a welcoming environment that supports your professional and personal goals. Our direct-entry program allows you to learn collaboratively without the pressure of competing for spots in the nursing program. Pursue your interests outside of nursing, from athletics to the arts and more.

    • The direct-entry nursing program provides the freedom to engage with peers and learn together without the pressure of competing for spots in the nursing program.
    • Complete your nursing degree while you develop individual interests; such as athletics, honors program, performing arts, Greek life, or participation in any of the 90+ organizations on campus.
  • Proven Excellence in Nursing Education

    Enroll in a high-quality program with a track record of success. Our graduates consistently excel in nursing practice, with NCLEX pass rates above 94%. Nearly all of our students complete their BSN degree, and our graduates highly recommend our program. Plus, they secure nursing jobs within six months of graduation, often with offers before graduating.

    • First-time NCLEX Pass rates above 94% in all graduating cohorts since program began in 2013.
    • 92% of students, who begin the sophomore nursing sequence, complete the BSN degree.
    • 95% of graduates strongly agree/agree they would recommend the University of Mount Union’s nursing program to a friend.
    • 100% of graduates are working as a nurse within 6 months of graduation; many have job offers prior to graduation.
    • 100% of employers of our graduates strongly agree/agree they will continue to hire the University of Mount Union nurses.


Flexible BSN Degree Options

  • Traditional BSN

    The traditional BSN pathway is designed for students who completed high school.

  • Fast-track BSN (for high school graduates)

    The fast-track BSN pathway is designed for students who completed high school and have transfer credit with Advanced Placement (AP) or College Credit Plus (CCP) courses.

  • Accelerated (2nd degree) BSN (for bachelor's degree holders in other disciplines)

    The Accelerated BSN pathway (ABSN) is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree (of any kind) in a discipline other than nursing.

Advanced Nursing Degree Options


    The MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced nursing roles. Graduates obtain educational eligibility for national board certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

  • ENP Certificate

    The Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) certificate is designed for nurses who desire or are currently working in the Urgent Care or Emergency Department setting. You can complete ENP and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) coursework concurrently at UMU. Graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exam as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

Baccalaureate Nursing Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The program’s last site visit was November 2020. CCNE granted accreditation to the BSN program at the University of Mount Union for ten years. The next site visit will be Fall 2030.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) program at the University of Mount Union is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) in accordance with Rule 4723.06 (A)(5), of the Ohio Revised Code for a period of five years effective May 25, 2022. The next site visit will be in the spring of 2027. Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 south High St., Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-7410, (614) 466-3947.


MSN Nursing Program Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing and ENP Certificate program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE); as of January 2024.