John Carroll University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program recently received conditional approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing. The BSN program now awaits final accreditation approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).
Preparations are underway for a state-of-the-art nursing lab in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. Students will use the lab for patient care training and BSN classes.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the nursing workforce is projected to grow by 20 percent over the next six years. JCU’s new BSN program aims to supply the workforce with well-trained healthcare professionals who can pivot quickly, act resourcefully, and problem solve under extreme circumstances. University leaders say that, once fully accredited, the program will bring a Jesuit mission-driven response to a regional and national nursing shortage.