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91ߣƵ Nursing Program

Are you ready to make a difference? The nursing profession attracts people who want to make an impact in healthcare.

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With increasing demand for skilled and compassionate nurses across the country, it is vital that future nurses receive the education they need to be fully prepared to work in a variety of healthcare settings - the emergency room, intensive care, rehabilitation and beyond.


Nursing Program Options

BW's nursing program offers two options to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - a traditional four-year undergraduate bachelor of science in nursing and a 15-month accelerated bachelor of science nursing (ABSN), for those who have already earned an undergraduate degree.


Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) - 15 Months

If you already have a bachelor's degree, 91ߣƵ's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) can prepare you for a rewarding new career in only 15 months. BW's ABSN combines classroom rigor with comprehensive clinical rotations. You'll gain leadership, communication and critical thinking skills suited to today's complex healthcare system.

Learn More About ABSN


Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 4 Year Degree

BW's traditional undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing teaches in-demand skills using a concept-based curriculum. Clinical rotations begin during your second year in the program to prepare you for the workforce after graduation.

Learn About 4-Year BSN


Why Choose BW's Nursing Program?

  • We prioritize hand-on experiences through BW's state of the art nursing lab and technology integration, including a birthing simulator and HoloLens virtual reality.
  • All of BW's nursing faculty are highly qualified with diverse experiences in nursing.
  • Students earn several certifications during the nursing program, which better equips you to meet the needs of healthcare systems immediately after graduation.
  • BW's nursing program offers a variety of opportunities with clinical affiliates such as , and .
  • Our ABSN program is #2 in Ohio in the .
  • BW's ABSN program has a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) first-time pass rate of 94%.
  • ABSN graduates are working in healthcare organizations across Northeast Ohio and the country.

  • BW Nursing Students with Childbirth Simulator
    Hands-on learning is at the center of BW's nursing program and provides an outstanding foundation before graduation. Our nursing simulation lab includes a sophisticated birthing mannequin with lifelike function.
  • BW Nursing Students with Childbirth Simulator
    BW nursing faculty are registered nurses with diverse experiences ranging from emergency room nursing to community health care.
  • Hololens
    BW uses cutting-edge HoloLens augmented reality technology that provides realistic simulations of human anatomy.
  • Hololens
    BW's intensive ABSN combines rigorous classwork and lab-work with extensive clinical experience that starts your first semester. You will complete a clinical rotation at Southwest General Health Center, allowing you to work with patients in a variety of settings to prepare you for employment.
  • Hololens
    BW has a newly renovated 25,000 square-foot building dedicated to its nursing and physician assistant programs that features classrooms, labs, and open spaces where students can learn, study, and socialize.
  • 201 Front Nursing Lab
    The 201 Front St. building features tech-enhanced classrooms and spacious clinical labs where students practice simulated patient care.

BW Nursing Department: Mission and History