DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s nursing program recently received authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents and accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The nursing program is in process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and a site visit is planned for fall 2010.
The college’s nursing program offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree through two programs. The RN to BSN Completion Program is designed for associate degree or diploma prepared nurses who graduated from an accredited nursing program, have current active RN licensure in Ohio, and wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
In partnership with Northwest State Community College, Defiance College offers a BSN in a four-year format. The first year is taken at Defiance College completing pre-nursing courses. In the second and third years, students will transfer to Northwest State Community College and complete the Associate Degree Nursing program. In the fourth year, students will return to Defiance College and complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree in the RN to BSN degree completion program.
Defiance College also announced the addition of Kathy Holloway as an assistant professor of nursing for the college’s BSN program.
Persons interested in the RN to BSN completion program are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Serrick Campus Center, Hubbard Banquet room.
For more information, please contact Julie Juillard at 419-783-2573.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
October 19, 2009