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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Breen School of Nursing offers programs that prepare clinically competent and caring nurses at both the generalist (BSN) and advanced practice (MSN) levels. The school is affiliated with internationally renowned healthcare institutions and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Ursuline College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Did You Know That:


  • Ursuline College nursing graduates have consistently scored above average in the national and state average ranges for the NCLEX state board examination.
  • Most students meeting requirements are admitted directly into the nursing program when admitted to the college. No separate application is needed for nursing.
  • Smaller class size and clinical groups offer more personal attention.
  • Communication, problem-solving, and values-based decision making are integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Graduates enter the job market with cutting-edge knowledge in healthcare economics and leadership practice.
  • Ursuline College graduates are aggressively recruited by top Cleveland hospitals because of their caring and values-based approach to nursing. 

Minimum Admission Requirements for High School Students


  • GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Composite ACT of 20 or SAT of 1000
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in high school algebra I, biology with lab, and chemistry with lab by earning a C+ or higher in each of these courses

Minimum Admission Requirements for Individuals with College Credit

  • GPA of 2.5 or above cumulative average of all college course work
  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor or employer
  • 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, including courses taken at any previous schools.   
  • 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



Required Ursuline Studies  Core Courses

Core Courses Credits
Introductory Seminars 3, 3
*Math 3
*Gen. Psych. 3
*Sociology 3
*Lab Science 3
Introduction to Cultures 3, 3
World Culture 3
American Culture 3
*Western Culture 3
Aesthetic Response 3
Culminating Seminar 3
Philosophy 3
Religious Studies 3, 3




Prerequisite Courses for Nursing Major

Courses Credits
Anatomy and Physiology
(BI 214/215)
4, 4
Chemistry * 103/104 or 108 8, 4
Microbiology (BI 232) 4
Nutrition (NU 104) 3
Lifespan Development 3
*PS 101 3
*SO 103 3
*Math 3

* Core courses meet nursing requirements.



Generic BSN Nursing Course of Study

Sophomore Courses


Courses

Credits

NR 215: Foundations of Holistic Nursing Practice

3

NR 235: Holistic Nursing Practice: 
Health Assessment

2

NR 245: Holistic Nursing Practice

4

BI 310: Pathophysiology

3

NR 255: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (I)

 

NR 265: Evidenced Based Prof. Nursing Practice

 

NR 275: Pharmacology and Therapeutics in   
Nursing

5

 

 

2

 

 

3


Junior Courses

Courses

Credits

NR 325: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (II)

6

NR 335: Clinical Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (II)

4

NR 345: Prof. Nurs. Practice: 
Child-bearing/Child-rearing Families

4

NR 355: Clinical Prof. Nurs. Practice: 
Child-bearing/Child-rearing

 

BI 220: Human Genetics and Genomics

4

 

 

 

3



Senior Courses

Courses

Credits

NR 435: Health Care Policy and Global Health

3

NR 445: Complex Psychiatric Prof. Nursing
Practice

3

NR 455: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults (III)

4

NR 465: Prof. Nursing Leadership: Theory

3

NR 404: Integrative Clinical Experience

5