CCNE accredited

The BSN program at Bluffton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Choose Ohio First Grant

Grants of $3,000 are available to students who are Ohio residents and a female or ethnic minority in STEM, or a male in nursing. Must be accepted to Bluffton University by Dec. 1.

Nursing program at Bluffton

nursing, management and leadership skills

Bluffton’s nursing program is a four-year, dual-degree, dual-entry program in collaboration with Rhodes State College.

Students earn both an associate’s in nursing from Rhodes State College (leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse) and advanced nursing coursework at Bluffton leading to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN.) 

BSN coursework provides knowledge and skills in public and community health, healthcare policy and disease prevention, leadership and management. The BSN degree also provides the opportunity for students to develop leadership skills that prepare nurses to collaborate professionally with physicians and other members of the healthcare team.

Bluffton’s nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is the nation’s leading accrediting agency for nursing programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and residency levels.

Why a Bluffton BSN?

  • Students reinforce content learned in the classroom through instructor-guided, clinical nursing sessions in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Clinical fieldwork all four years and pre-professional opportunities through the Bluffton University Student Nurses Organization
  • A advisor dedicated to your success will provide mentorship throughout the rigorous academic program
  • Participate fully in campus life and athletics
  • Student nurses may gain patient care experience by working in Bluffton’s campus health center.

Course requirements for a BSN >
Guidelines to complete the program in four years >

Lindsey Shaw

Finding purpose

“When a patient comes in [to the ER] and they’re not feeling their best, I am able to help them.” 

Reid Whitney

Athletics and nursing

“I realized during the middle of my [high school] senior year that helping people was my spot.”

Dr. Sherri Winegardner

Keeping people safe

“I began my career in the early 80s and AIDS was just coming to the forefront.”



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CCNE accredited

The BSN program at Bluffton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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