Welcome to Ursuline College and the Breen School of Nursing. Nursing has been a vital program at Ursuline College since 1975 when Saint John College of Cleveland was blended into the Ursuline College community. As a graduate of the RN to BSN Program at Ursuline College, I speak with great pride about the quality education I received through the integration of liberal arts and sciences with the nursing curriculum.
A holistic, values-based education in the Catholic tradition is provided through the nursing school, and graduates are prepared to practice in a manner that is competent, caring, and reflective of high standards. While clinical knowledge and skills are mastered by nursing students, the human spiritual element is also emphasized directly through connections with patients and their families. As the health care environment becomes increasing complex and quality focused, application of current and relevant theoretical content is essential in the clinical setting.
Ursuline College offers three degrees that prepare you to become a critical thinker, highly skilled professional, and leader in this dynamic healthcare environment!
Ursuline College offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree preparing you for highly skilled and technical work at the patient’s bedside. While at Ursuline College, your clinical experiences will provide opportunity to rehearse for practice in the most dynamic specialties at the best healthcare institutions in the nation. As a student, you will have clinical experiences in intensive care units, emergency departments, acute care divisions, long-term care, pediatric and obstetrical settings, psychiatric units and the community. Many other nursing opportunities are available as more and more innovative health care ventures develop, including using your skills through telehealth. Your senior year will conclude with a one on one clinical immersion experience with a preceptor that is a practicing nurse.
In addition to the traditional BSN program, we have the RN-to-BSN program through the Ursuline College Adult Program. We also have a second degree, accelerated, 15-month BSN program for students with bachelor’s degrees in other majors who wish to pursue a nursing career. The BSN Program has been nationally recognized with the Hearst Award for its innovative methods with integrating geriatrics into the curriculum.
Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program allows students to pursue advanced practice nursing as an adult clinical nurse specialist, adult nurse practitioner, or family nurse practitioner. We offer specialization in palliative care and nursing education as well.
We have a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program that offers doctoral level education for post-MSN students who wish to be influential leaders in nursing practice and administration.
Our faculty has clinical and academic expertise that is internationally recognized and places them among the nursing leaders in educational innovations and nursing research.
The Breen School of Nursing is fully approved and accredited by the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Ursuline College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Nursing is a fantastic profession, an incredible opportunity, and a unique identity that has unending possibilities. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Breen School of Nursing, I invite you to immerse yourself in learning the Ursuline way…..through defining your values, promoting justice through your voice and developing a vision that will enable you to make a difference in the lives you touch!
We invite you to call the Admissions office at 440 449 4203 for general information about Ursuline College and to arrange a tour of the campus. If you would like to speak directly with a nursing counselor and to set up a personal appointment, please call 440 646 8171.
Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF