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 Children’s Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic - Akron General Medical Center
  • Akron General Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation
  • Brookdale Montrose
  • Haven of Rest
  • Head Start Center
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Portage Path Community Mental Health Center
  • Rockynol Retirement Community
  • Summa Akron City Hospital
  • Summa Barberton Hospital
  • Summit County Health District
  • Summit County Visiting Nurse Service

Nursing Student Organizations

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

Undergraduate degree options


Sample Curriculum


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School of Nursing

Contact: Don Canary

Career Opportunities

An undergraduate degree in nursing provides the foundation to work in a variety of settings or pursue advanced degrees. Registered nurses work in:

  • hospital departments such as surgery, maternity, emergency room or pediatrics
  • doctors’ offices
  • clinics and emergency medical centers
  • nursing homes
  • home health care
  • government and private agencies
  • schools, clinics and community settings
  • teaching and promoting health care issues
  • occupational health at work sites

Career Outlook 

Job opportunities for RNs are growing, in response to America's aging population.

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.