The School of Nursing celebrates our 50th anniversary of educating future nurses in collaboration with our healthcare partners in Northeast Ohio.

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, Ph.D., RN
Director/Chief Nurse Administrator
School of Nursing

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Accreditation for the School of Nursing

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