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Nursing (BSN)

Preparing future nurses with purpose & passion

Nursing studentsAs a nursing student at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare to be a knowledgeable, adaptable and reflective healthcare practitioner. You'll learn to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary healthcare teams, and to learn, lead and serve the common good.

Our curriculum incorporates both liberal arts and science courses, which help students develop clinical reasoning and intuition. You'll apply evidence-based practices to impact change in health practices both locally and globally. The program integrates Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Core Competencies, the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (The BSN Essentials), and the University of Dayton Marianist educational philosophy of educating the whole person.

We give you a competitive edge

The need for highly trained nurses continues to rise, and our program will put you at the front of the curve:

Program structure

The UD nursing program collaborates with Sinclair Community College to prepare graduates to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to practice as a registered nurse (RN):

  • Year 1: Nursing students attend classes at the University of Dayton.
  • Year 2: Nursing students are concurrently enrolled at both UD and Sinclair, with the majority of their classes at Sinclair.
  • Year 3: Classes continue at both UD and Sinclair. Upon successful completion of year three, nursing students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from Sinclair. Then, students can take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
  • Year 4: Once successfully passing the NCLEX exam, nursing students can take their final classes at UD (and can work as an RN while finishing the program). Upon successful completion of year four, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from UD.

What can I do with this degree?

When you complete our four-year nursing pathway program, you'll graduate with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Dayton. Registered nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s offices
  • Extended care facilities
  • Homecare agencies
  • Public health
  • Schools
  • Ambulatory care
Attend an information session
High school students interested in the University of Dayton Nursing program can attend a virtual information session during the Fall 2020 semester. This is your opportunity to learn more about our innovative program and our collaboration with Sinclair Community College and local practice partners.
Register today


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