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"The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Muskingum University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791."


The Department of Nursing reflects the mission of Muskingum University by providing quality nursing education which fosters critical thinking, positive action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth within the context of a caring community. Liberally educated nursing graduates are able to integrate knowledge, skills and values from the arts and sciences to provide safe quality nursing care, to act as advocates for families, groups and communities and to manage twenty-first century changes in the health care system.


The purpose of Muskingum University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is to prepare graduates with intellectual skills and practice focused competencies for current and emergent generalist and professional nursing practice. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will admit two types of students, the four year pre-licensure student and the registered nurse student who is either a graduate of a hospital diploma nursing program or an associate degree nursing program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program provides a strong liberal arts and science foundation integrated throughout the program to create the basis for the study and practice of professional nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program also provides a foundation for graduate study and continuing professional education.

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For more information on the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008), please click here.