Nursing Programs

Our nursing programs educate individuals to become professional nurses committed to nursing practice, leadership and service. Our guiding values are summarized in the acronym I CARE - integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence.

We want to help you make the most of your time and investment in a nursing degree with small class sizes and intensive one-on-one instruction led by highly-qualified faculty – in both the classroom and healthcare environments. When studying nursing at Ashland University, you’ll be prepared both professionally and personally to manage all the challenges you’ll face as a member of today’s most exciting healthcare profession.

Our vision is to be recognized as the premier nursing college in the region, educating graduates to serve a global and diverse society.

Undergraduate Programs:

  • Traditional BSN
    Built on nearly a century of excellence in nursing education, this program is is available for freshman students changing majors and some transfer students.
  • Accelerated Program
    15-month BSN program available to for students who have a baccalaureate degree in another field
  • Advanced Entry Program
    Available for transfer students and Ashland University students who meet the admission requirements
  • RN to BSN (online)
    Registered nurses seeking to complete their degree

Graduate Programs (online):

Department of Nursing Blog

Nursing Faculty Present Research at Transcultural Nursing Society Conference

Department of Nursing Professors Sharon See and Patti Clayburn, both Clinical Assistant Professors; Dr. Jacqueline Owens, Associate Professor; and Brenda DeHaan, Adjunct Nursing Faculty; participated… Read more

Nursing Alumni Hold Annual Banquet

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing Alumni held their annual banquet at the Ontario Event Center (Ontario, OH) on September 22, 2018. The Classes of… Read more

Doctor of Nursing Program Offers the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Faculty Loan Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ashland University is pleased to announce the reception of the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan… Read more