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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Mount Union is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

With new state-of-the-art nursing facilities, including high fidelity simulators, of our nursing program allows students to be immersed in a setting that will help them master skills through hands-on experiences. 

Students enrolled in the direct-entry nursing program at Mount Union will start in nursing courses their freshman year and participate in nursing clinical practicums beginning in their second year. A rigorous curriculum with roots in the liberal arts tradition combined with extensive clinical practicum opportunities prepares students to be leaders in the nursing profession. 


Direct-Entry Bachelor of Science Quick Facts

The University of Mount Union’s four-year, direct-entry BSN program benefits and advantages: 

  • Students are admitted directly into the BSN Program as a freshman – no waiting list
  • Students are immediately introduced to nursing coursework, allowing for more opportunities to explore the different areas of nursing
  • Students will have the freedom to engage with peers and work with one another while learning without the pressure of competing for spots in the nursing program
  • Newly built, state-of-the-art nursing facilities, including a simulation intensive care unit
  • Our Bachelor of Science consists of 128 credit hours, including a liberal arts integrative core to prepare student to be holistic health care providers.
  • 98% first-time passage rate of the NCLEX-RN.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends that the BSN become the entry-level degree for professional nurses. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, careers for nurses are projected to increase 15% with 438,100 more nursing jobs needed by 2026. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. Nurses make up the majority of the healthcare industry.

Completion and NCLEX-RN Passage Rates

Calendar Year Traditional Retention Rates ABSN Retention Rates Traditional Pass Rate ABSN Pass Rate Total Program Pass Rate Ohio National Average for Baccalaureate Degree*
2017 80%  N/A 100.00%  N/A 100.00% 84.96% 90.04%
2018 84%  N/A 100.00%  N/A 100.00% 86.88% 91.57%
2019 100%  N/A 95.83%  N/A 95.83% 86.25% 91.22%
2020 96% 86% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 84.41% 90.29%
2021 100% 86% 96.15% 100.00% 96.88% 79.07% 86.06%
Total/Average     98.17% 100.00% 98.33%    



The University of Mount Union obtained approval/authorization to offer the BSN degree from the following:

The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) at the University of Mount Union is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

For further information about the program's nursing accreditation please contact the Department of Nursing at or (330) 829-4142.

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