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Nursing program granted accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Dayton is officially accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

UD's program, which just awarded bachelor's degrees to its first cohort since it restarted in 2019, is a partnership with Sinclair Community College. Over four years, students take courses at both institutions and graduate with an associate degree from Sinclair and a bachelor's degree from UD.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing cites myriad reasons to seek a bachelor's degree in nursing. Having a BSN opens up promotion potential, higher salary, and leadership opportunities. Hospitals report having better patient outcomes when they have a higher percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses on staff. Additionally, many major healthcare systems request nurses earn their bachelor's for promotion beyond entry level. It also gives the nurse an additional breadth and depth of knowledge about healthcare and how to best care for patients.

Students interested in UD's nursing program must apply for admission to UD with a declared nursing major by November 1 of the year prior. Applications are evaluated and spots are offered to 25 individuals, with other qualified applicants placed on a program waiting list. The enrollment deadline is March 1.

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