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 General Medical Center
  • Barberton Citizens Hospital
  • Chambrel at Montrose
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Edwin Shaw Hospital
  • Haven of Rest
  • Head Start Center
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Portage Path Community Mental Health Center
  • Rockynol Retirement Community
  • SUMMA Akron City Hospital
  • Summit County Health District
  • Summit County Visiting Nurse Service
  • The University of Akron Center for Child Development

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Nursing Student Organizations

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

Curriculum Guide

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School of Nursing

Contact: Don Canary

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

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 Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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