About the School
Founded in 1967, the School of Nursing has a long tradition of excellence. The School offers multiple educational programs designed to meet the needs of students aspiring to become professional nurses and practicing professional nurses seeking career and professional advancement.
Located on The University of Akron campus in Mary Gladwin Hall, the School offers several degrees
- Baccalaureate program (BSN)
- Second degree BSN (Accelerated BSN) for students who hold at least a bachelor's degree in an area other than nursing
- BSN for RN sequence for registered nurse graduates of associate degree and diploma programs
- BSN for LPN sequence for licensed practical nurses aspiring to become professional nurses
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
- MSN for RN sequence for registered nurse graduates of associate degree and diploma programs who meet graduate standards.
The University of Akron offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. In addition, The University of Akron and Kent State University offer a Joint Ph.D. in Nursing (JPDN) program, a doctoral program with a single, unified doctoral nursing faculty and student body.
The School employs faculty with a broad range of research and clinical backgrounds.
The School is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Sigma Theta Tau Delta Omega Chapter
Delta Omega is the University of Akron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Sigma Theta Tau International is the national honor society for nursing whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.
Cameos of Caring
Recognizing nurses for their contribution to health care in Summit County and the surrounding region is one of the primary purposes of The University of Akron School of Nursing Cameos of Caring program. Begun in 2002 and modeled after the successful Cameos of Caring program at the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Akron program continues to celebrate the nursing excellence and helps keep the nation's critical need for nurses at the forefront of public consciousness.
The hallmark of the Cameos of Caring program - the annual gala - recognized as one of the region's premier health care events is held annually in October. Beginning with the first gala, this special event has raised more than $800,000 to support an endowed nursing scholarship at The University of Akron. This scholarship helps provide for the education of the next generation of nurses.
News and Events
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