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Nursing: RN to BSN

The Breen School of Nursing RN to BSN Program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing Excellence With a Caring Touch
As the leading educator in healthcare, Ursuline College's Breen School of Nursing has maintained a stellar reputation within the health care community for over 30 years. Our nursing graduates have a 100% employment rate. Ursuline College offers traditional BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN accelerated BSN, master's and doctoral degrees in nursing.

We offer a values-based, caring environment that prepares students for further education, careers, leadership and service to society. Our mission is to provide a holistic, values-based education in the Catholic tradition that prepares graduates whose practice of professional nursing is competent, caring and reflective. The Breen School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Nursing Shortage - Career Opportunities
The national nursing shortage has opened new doors for individuals interested in nursing. Area hospitals and federal loan forgiveness programs have made a quality nursing education possible for many. The need for educated nursing professionals in Greater Cleveland is considerable since the community ranks 14 out of 317 metropolitan areas based on the size and concentration of healthcare businesses ( source: Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative.) Northeast Ohio faces a nursing shortage similar to others across the nation. Forecasts project that demand for RNs in Ohio will increase by 26% from 2000-2020, while the supply of professionals to fill these positions will decrease by 8%.

New Discounted Tuition Rate
Ursuline College Accelerated Program provides a discounted tuition rate for courses taken in the accelerated format.

Close Relationships
At Ursuline, our staff and faculty focus on our students. This emphasis on supporting and teaching small classes creates an intimate learning environment where a student can develop a close relationship with her or his professors.


  • Fit your classes into your professional and personal life!
  • Take your nursing courses on-line or as a hybrid course
  • Choose your general education courses - hybrid, on-line, or in the classroom
  • Attend class one evening or Saturday morning a week
  • Only five meetings - Your courses are taught in the accelerated format
  • Your prior learning may earn you up to 39 credits
General Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a diploma or associate degree program accredited by the National League for Nursing. Official transcripts are required.
  • Completion of the application process.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Requirements
Registered nurses must complete 19 credit hours in nursing and 27-30 credits in Ursuline Studies. Credit for prior learning is awarded through transfer of college credits, the test-out program of the College, and portfolio assessment. In addition, RNs may receive up to 39 escrow/bypass credits for previous learning in nursing courses by achieving a 2.5 cumulative average in designated courses. All Ursuline Studies and nursing support courses are also required. Nursing courses such as health assessment, community health and advanced leadership concepts require 40% hands-on skill learning integrated with critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving.

Degree plan/audit sheet (.pdf)