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John Carroll University announces the debut of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, adding to the institution’s impactful history of preparing discerning students for careers in direct patient care, the business of healthcare, and other health professions.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program received full approval from the Higher Learning Commission, the institutional accreditor for John Carroll University, at an October meeting. Students seeking to learn more about the program or to apply may now visit The BSN program will enroll cohorts in both the fall and spring semesters, beginning in the fall of 2023. A Director of Nursing and additional nursing faculty will be named this fall.


“John Carroll University nurses will receive well-rounded academic preparation and rigorous skills training in the Jesuit tradition with a focus on care for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit,” said Alan R. Miciak, Ph.D., president of John Carroll University.


Every John Carroll nurse will benefit from access to local and regional partnerships, an alumni network that includes thousands of healthcare professionals, and an investment in campus facilities that will simulate the future of patient care.

The nursing workforce is projected to grow by 12 percent by 2028, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The AACN data also indicates that one million nurses will retire in 2030, creating 200,000 Registered Nurse (RN) positions each year. Regional hospitals in Northeast Ohio are reporting 4,500 open positions in healthcare, with a particularly acute shortage of nurses. 


“Our mission-driven, values-based approach to nursing education will include Jesuit core curriculum courses in theology, philosophy, and the humanities, all required nursing courses, and full access to the student experience including athletics, clubs, Greek life, and service,” said Steve Herbert, Ph.D., provost and academic vice president.


John Carroll University nurses will benefit from our institutional commitment to learning, leadership, and service for the greater good as they prepare for the complexities of patient care, now and into the future.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at John Carroll will train in a state-of-the-art, high-fidelity simulation lab and a separate low-fidelity skills lab, both located in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology and scheduled to open in January. The high- and low-fidelity labs will be equipped with manikins. 


The BSN program adds to John Carroll’s portfolio of healthcare-related academic offerings of direct patient care programs including psychology, exercise science, and counseling; and pre-health professions majors like biology and chemistry that serve as the foundation for graduates to pursue professional careers across the healthcare spectrum, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy. John Carroll is also pursuing plans to expand its healthcare portfolio beyond these programs in the near future.



Nursing Lab Corridor Rendering

About John Carroll’s Nursing Labs
The high-fidelity lab will feature two simulation beds for individualized, hands-on patient care training. Audio and video recordings will track nursing students' movements as they participate in training activities. Faculty and students can access an adjacent viewing room to monitor the exercise. A conference room equipped with an integrated audiovisual system allows students to review their patient care training with peers and faculty in real-time.

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High-Fidelity Nursing Lab Rendering

The low-fidelity nursing lab will consist of 10 beds for patient training practicum. BSN students will gain experience with patient simulator manikins in the low-fi lab. Courses and other training in this lab will allow healthcare providers of the future to hone their skill sets.

Nursing Lab

Low-Fidelity Nursing Lab Rendering

To learn more about John Carroll University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, click here