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:

Department of Nursing Blog

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