Partnerships & Clinical Affiliations
Within the Northeast Ohio medical and health-care community, the School has established effective and long-lived partnerships that allow it to offer exceptional educational, research and clinical opportunities that complement a high quality classroom experience resulting in unrivaled preparation for productive nursing careers. As a transformative program, the School of Nursing values these partnerships as an integral piece of its mission to transform lives through caring, competence and commitment.
In partnership with the BioInnovation Institute of Akron, the University Akron along with Akron Children's Hospital, Akron General Health System, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) and Summa Health System is committed to making this region a global leader in biomaterial and medical research, education, clinical services and commercialization.
The educational affiliations formed with Wayne College, the Medina County University Center and Lorain County Community College enable RNs and LPNs to seamlessly pursue their baccalaureate degree from the University. A recent partnership forged with Medina County Workforce Development will help address both the shortage of nurses and nursing faculty in the region.
For our students, access to clinical experiences is critical to becoming the kind of nurse capable of transforming lives. Working with hospitals, clinics and health care agencies close to campus and throughout the region, student nurses gain the critical clinical insight and practical experiences that allow them to enter the health care work force capable of being productive and engaged nurses.
Complementing a rigorous classroom education, School of Nursing students have opportunities to gain valuable clinical experiences in a variety of health care environments. Ranging from world class health organizations to intimate social service agencies, students gain the experiences necessary to make the transformative contributions to healthcare that are the hallmark of a University of Akron nursing graduate.