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The University of Akron School of Nursing

Transforming lives through caring, competence and commitment.

Welcome to the School of Nursing! We are a school within the College of Health Professions along with our partners in Speech-Language Pathology/ Audiology, Child Life, Nutrition/Dietetics, Sports Science & Wellness and Social Work. This interprofessional structure supports our belief that excellence in the emerging healthcare system can only happen through collaboration. The School of Nursing also houses the Master of Public Health program, a partnership with NEOMED. 

Our students gain the added educational value of learning to work as a team in the delivery of healthcare, health promotion, disease prevention, and in the management of health systems, meeting our patients wherever they are in the community. In the coming months our new curriculum will provide student opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level to learn to respect the values of all health care professionals. Our faculty and staff remain committed to preparing our graduates to have the skills and competencies to work in diverse and challenging healthcare systems through our fully accredited nursing programs.

As Nursing writes a new chapter in its proud tradition at The University of Akron I hope you will take advantage of the opportunities afforded in our programs to grow and transform as you prepare to enter the new era in healthcare.  

Sincerely,

Elaine Fisher, PhD, RN, CNS
Professor and Interim Director, School of Nursing

Nursing headlines

Service learning in the College of Nursing, Akron, Ohio

Can you really change lives with a toothbrush? Nursing students say yes

Three nursing students proved that when they joined forces on a research project, they were able to make a difference half a world away.

UA offers clinical doctorate degree for nurses

The University of Akron's School of Nursing has begun enrolling students in fall 2013 courses for its new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

NerdWallet,  an online news source has recently named UA's School of Nursing among the best in the country for its approach to male students — naming UA for Best Networking.

Nursing Announcements

2013 Distinguished Nursing Alumni Recipients

Nursing Student, Jessica DeLuca, auditions to be Akron Rubber Ducks Mascot.

RN to BSN Program

The School of Nursing now offers the RN to BSN program online.  Additionally, it is offered at six locations:

  • UA Main Campus
  • UA Lakewood
  • The Holden University Center at Lakeland Community College
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Wayne College
  • Medina University Center

See more about our academic programs.


College of Health Professions

As a recognized leader in health education, The University of Akron has taken the bold step of creating a new college — the College of Health Professions — that brings together our established and highly-regarded programs in:

  • Audiology
  • Child Life
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Food and Environmental Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Sports Science & Wellness

The new College of Health Professions will be highly collaborative, innovative and inter-professional. Visit the college's site.