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

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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.

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
  • There is the opportunity to participate fully in campus life and athletics

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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.