To become a licensed registered nurse in the state of Ohio, a person must graduate from an accredited registered nursing program and successfully pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Through Bluffton’s nursing program, you will complete RN degree requirements through dual enrollment at Northwest State Community College, which will prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam, you will complete advanced nursing course requirements for the bachelor of science in nursing degree at Bluffton.

In our program, you will complete CPR training, become a member of the National League for Nursing (NLN) and take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Kelsey MayOur Students

Kelsey May '20 serves as an obstetrician scrub tech at Blanchard Valley Hospital while also working at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

“I’ve had my eyes opened to different situations that can happen in anybody's life. Anything from birth to death or different diseases that can be difficult for any family to deal with; I have become more aware and understanding of people.”

>>>Kelsey's story 


At Bluffton you will find:

  • Small liberal arts, Christian school in which to study for and obtain a BSN registered nursing degree.
  • Each student has an advisor dedicated to his/her success who will provide personal mentorship to guide the student through a rigorous academic program.
  • Strong cross-cultural program to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.
  • Mission-driven curriculum which prepares students to live out their values in their personal and work lives, their communities and the world.
  • Opportunities to participate fully in campus life and athletics.
  • Clinical fieldwork experiences in a variety of community health care settings.
  • Outstanding liberal arts and advanced nursing education coupled with top quality technical nursing education in a dual-degree nursing program in collaboration with Northwest State Community College.

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