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To become a licensed registered nurse in the state of Ohio, a person must graduated from an accredited registered nursing program and successfully pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Students in Bluffton's nursing program will complete their RN degree requirements through dual enrollment at Northwest State Community College, which prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam, students complete advanced nursing course requirements for the bachelor of science in nursing degree at Bluffton.


At Bluffton you will find:

  • Small liberal arts, Christian school in which to study for and obtain a BSN registered nursing degree.
  • Each student has an advisor dedicated to his/her success who will provide personal mentorship to guide the student through a rigorous academic program.
  • Strong cross-cultural program to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.
  • Mission-driven curriculum which prepares students to live out their values in their personal and work lives, their communities and the world.
  • Opportunities to participate fully in campus life and athletics.
  • Clinical fieldwork experiences in a variety of community health care settings.
  • Outstanding liberal arts and advanced nursing education coupled with top quality technical nursing education in a dual-degree nursing program in collaboration with Northwest State Community College.

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