To become a licensed registered nurse in the state of Ohio, a person must graduate 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.
Kelsey May '20 serves as an obstetrician scrub tech at Blanchard Valley Hospital while also working at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
“I’ve had my eyes opened to different situations that can happen in anybody's life. Anything from birth to death or different diseases that can be difficult for any family to deal with; I have become more aware and understanding of people.”
- Four-year plan for a BSN in nursing.
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.