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About the B.S.N. Degree Program

Why Study Nursing at Cedarville?

Since 1982, Cedarville University has offered a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. In 2017, a three-year completion plan was also added. Cedarville’s distinctly Christian, highly regarded nursing program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Cedarville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

At Cedarville, nursing is much more than learning information and practicing skills. Through biblically integrated coursework, you will learn how your relationship with God directly influences the care you provide as a Christian nurse. We will prepare you for a lifetime of using nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ.

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Program Overview

B.S.N. Nursing Program Highlights

Focused Training — The program focuses on four primary areas: godly living, care, culture, and information management.

Directed Care — You will be equipped to deliver care with knowledge based in biblical truth, the art and sciences of nursing, the biological and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

Christ-centered — You will graduate ready to provide compassionate, Christ-centered care to meet the physical and spiritual needs of your patients.

Prepared to Serve

Zach Ragle shares how his Cedarville education prepared him to care for patients both physically and spiritually as an emergency room nurse.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree?

Graduates of the B.S.N. program at Cedarville University are eligible to earn their Registered Nurse license. You will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).

You will find Cedarville University School of Nursing graduates serving across the United States and internationally. Within six months of graduation, 100% of our graduates are employed in the nursing field or enrolled in graduate school. Our graduates are working at Cleveland Clinic, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio State University Wexner Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, among others.

As a Cedarville graduate, you will be prepared to enter clinical practice and have the leadership ability to advance in administration, education, research, and advanced practice through graduate education.

Nurses work in:

  • Community Health Settings
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 97.9% of recent graduates from the School of Nursing were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville’s other placement rates.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

State-of-the-art simulation labs — You will experience realistic, life-sized simulators to develop your clinical judgment and decision-making in a safe, true-to-life clinical setting.

Clinical experiences starting your first year — Starting with your freshman year, you will begin clinical experiences at highly recognized health care facilities in the surrounding area, allowing you to care for a variety of patients in diverse settings.

Medical missions opportunities — As a junior nursing student, you will have the opportunity to participate in short-term medical missions clinical experiences with a faculty member or RN in a variety of locations.

Bringing Hope and Healing to Nicaragua

Cedarville nursing students spent spring break sharing the love of Christ and offering medical care as part of a CUGO trip to Nicaragua.

Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take courses grounded in the biological and behavioral sciences and enhanced by hands-on learning experiences. Your clinical rotations will build upon what you learn in coursework.

This major is offered with either a  three-year or four-year completion plan.

Sample courses:

  • Member of Nursing Profession
  • Seminar in Nursing

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Program Faculty

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Angelia Mickle, D.N.P., RN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Dean, Associate Professor of Nursing

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Suzanne Lefever, M.S., RN, CRNP

Assistant Dean, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor of Nursing

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