The Bureau of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) projects that the United States will experience a nursing shortage of more than one million nurses by the year 2020. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine called The Future of Nursing established that the professional opportunities for nurses to pursue leadership, advanced practice, and play an enhanced role in the transformation of the healthcare system will only continue to become more significant over time.
What this means for you: earning a BSN is a wise career choice, and ensures a rewarding and stable future. The curriculum at Ursuline has been designed to meet the changing needs of the profession and emphasizes leadership, communication and problem solving. Ursuline nurses are better prepared to meet the needs of the future because of their outstanding training.
Ursuline’s Unique Approach
Ursuline BSN students consistently achieve one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in Ohio (98% in ’13) and of those passing the NCLEX, an impressive 100% job placement rate.
With an average starting salary of more than $57,000 annually, and 100% of new nursing students in 2013 earning institutional aid, an Ursuline BSN pays for itself.
The Breen School of Nursing BSN is one of the region’s few direct entry programs, with admission to the College and the Breen School of Nursing occurring at the same time. Directly admitted students do not need to compete for a seat in the clinical program at the end of their first year, because a seat is reserved for you from the beginning.
The longest-running BSN program in northeast Ohio, Ursuline nurses are known for their communication skills, empathy, leadership, and problem solving. In a competitive job market, employers seek new hires with these intangibles.
Hospital executives from the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Health Systems have been instrumental in the development of Ursuline’s curriculum.
Ursuline’s nursing faculty consistently earn national recognition and prestigious awards for their cutting edge research and real-world work. You’ll be learning from the very best teacher-practitioners.
Ursuline alumni hold impressive regional leadership positions. Your Ursuline network will include the Chief Nursing Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, Senior VP at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Manager of Forensic Nursing at the Cleveland Clinic, to name a few.
Ursuline requires a 180 hour immersion experience, or practicum, where you'll work side by side with a nurse in the field.
New in fall of 2015, Ursuline will offer a unique 3-Year BSN track. Learn more.
The Breen School of Nursing also offers a Honors program for exceptional students.