Nursing

Nursing Fundamentals

Registered nursing is the largest health care occupation — RNs are often the first health care professionals with whom patients come in contact.

  • Comprehensive program is based on professional standards and includes:
    • education in nursing
    • humanities
    • social, cultural, physical and natural sciences
    • operational clinical decision-making

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience begins during the first semester of nursing program. Clinical partners include:

  • Akron General Medical Center
  • Barberton Citizens Hospital
  • Chambrel at Montrose
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Edwin Shaw Hospital
  • Haven of Rest
  • Head Start Center
  • Portage Path Community Mental Health Center
  • Rockynol Retirement Community
  • SUMMA Akron City Hospital
  • Summit County Health District
  • Summit County Visiting Nurse Service
  • The University of Akron Center for Child Development

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Nursing Student Organizations

  • Intervarsity Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Men in Nursing
  • Student Nurse Association

Sample Curriculum


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