Welcome to Nursing

The School of Nursing at Cleveland State University (CSU) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in professional nursing leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The undergraduate program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The graduate program is also accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The programs are available to qualified men and women who have been admitted to CSU and the School of Nursing. A special program of study is designed for RN graduates from diploma or associate programs to receive a BSN degree.

The purpose of the undergraduate program is to prepare professional nurses committed to the health and well-being of all people. Graduates of the program are prepared to function as generalists in community-based health care settings. They are prepared to use a preventive health framework to provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care to families, groups and communities. Cleveland State University BSN graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in nursing and graduate study.

The graduate program prepares RNs for advanced specialized practice. Applicants can choose from programs in: Specialized Population, Forensic Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Education and in addition to these offerings, the School of Nursing and the College of Business offer a combined MSN/MBA degree.

Memberships and Accreditations

The School of Nursing is a member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate curriculum in professional nursing leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). The professional nursing curriculum is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410, and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120. The School of Nursing offers a graduate curriculum in professional nursing leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The graduate program is accredited by the CCNE.

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