See public notice of CCNE Accreditation visit - public comments requested

Welcome from the School Director

As you browse our information, I encourage you to look critically at our programs, our people and our philosophy; I hope you find answers to the questions you have about why this School provides a unique and special environment for student nurses. Across our curriculum the School of Nursing is committed to our mission of transforming lives.

At The University of Akron School of Nursing, we understand that nursing is a special vocation. Nursing combines an in-depth knowledge of science with an understanding of the humanities to create the art of nursing, and the opportunity to change lives.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about the School of Nursing at the University of Akron.

Marlene Huff, PhD, RN

Director/Chief Nurse Administrator

School of Nursing

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Academic Programs


Our undergraduate programs provide students the education they need to earn a Registered Nurse license and begin work as a nurse; or go to graduate school. Upon graduation, our students can work as a nurse in hospitals, health departments, visiting nurse services, or skilled nursing facilities. 

You will be able to care for individuals from birth through old age, to families, groups and whole communities.

Undergraduate Program information

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  

RN-to-BSN  Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN


After completing the graduate program at the School of Nursing, you will be prepared for the leadership roles in practice, administration, or research. Choose from specialized tracks in nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthetist.

You will also be prepared to pursue doctorate degrees focused on research or practice. 

Graduate Program Information

Master's degree program in Public Health  

Master's degree program in Anesthesia  

Other Master degree program tracks  

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  PhD in Nursing


Public Notice of CCNE Accreditation Visit: The University of Akron, Baccalaureate Degree Program, Master’s Degree Program, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

CCNE On-Site Accreditation: November 2-4, 2015

The University of Akron is seeking accreditation of our Baccalaureate, Master’s, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNE).

The CCNE site visitors will be on campus from: November 2-4, 2015. In the interest of continuous quality improvement and as required by CCNE, we would appreciate the written input of all interested parties.

In accordance with the CCNE Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate, Master’s, Post-Graduate APRN Certification, and DNP Programs, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and CCNE constituencies to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation status. Written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation. Third-party comments must be received at the CCNE offices by October 12, 2015. Third-party comments must be signed and must be related to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (amended 2013). Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs.

If you wish to provide such comments, please send them directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036