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The Breen School of Nursing

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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. I speak with genuine pride about an Ursuline/Saint John College nursing education, not only as Dean of the nursing school, but also as an alumna. I graduated from Saint John College in 1974 and my nursing education has served me very well!

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.

Ursuline College offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree preparing you for highly skilled and technical work at the patient’s bedside, in the intensive care unit, emergency department, or operating room. Or, you can apply your nursing skills in the community through the visiting nurse service, home health care, school nursing or occupational health. Many other nursing opportunities are available as more and more innovative health care ventures develop. At Ursuline, we offer the traditional or generic BSN program, as well as 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.

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 brand new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program that opened its doors for enrollment in 2010. This program offers doctoral level education for post-MSN students who wish to be leaders in nursing.

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.

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.

Dean Christine Wynd, Ph.D., R.N., '74SJ