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As a top school for nursing in Ohio, The University of Akron’s School of Nursing is dedicated to the belief that nurses are the backbone of today’s healthcare system. We’re here to empower the next generation of transformational, innovative medical leaders. Get to know our nursing school and programs.

Nursing programs

UA's nursing school offers a range of degrees and specialties, from undergraduate to doctoral-level studies.

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As you consider colleges for nurses, you need all the information you can find about specific nursing programs and their outcomes.

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The School of Nursing has maintained full professional accreditation since its inception in 1967. Learn about our nursing program accreditations and what they mean for you.

Student presentation

Heather Welch, an RN-to-BSN student at The University of Akron, as part of her Community Engagement course, created this health education video titled, "Coping and Stress Related to COVID-19" in the Madison School District. The information presented is useful to all school districts and good health information for all. This is one of the exciting projects you can engage in to influence healthcare as a BSN prepared nurse.

From the School Director

Marlene Huff, Ph.D., RN is the Director/Chief Nurse Administrator of UA's School of Nursing.Welcome! As you browse our nursing school site, I encourage you to look critically at our programs, our people and our philosophy. I hope you find that our school provides a unique and special environment for student nurses. Across our academic programs, the School of Nursing is committed to our mission of transforming lives.

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

About diversity

The School of Nursing prepares nurses to be culturally competent in accord with the core values of the profession. We value diversity in all forms, including national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status; and seeks to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse student population. The School of Nursing advances excellence in student learning, collaborative clinical service delivery, community service, and the scholarship of practice, integration, application, and discovery.

Nurses who graduated from Akron's nursing program

Beyond the Classroom


School of Nursing
209 Carroll Street
Akron, OH 44325-3701
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Phone: 330-972-6674
Fax: 330-972-5445