Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Nursing Science - Bachelor's degree
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Adding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to your credentials can assist you with career advancement and/or acceptance into a variety of post-baccalaureate nursing programs. CSU’s School of Nursing offers the working RN a flexible, online schedule. Students are admitted to the nursing program as juniors. The required nursing courses can be completed in three consecutive semesters (one year), with credit for nursing experience.
Graduates are able to move immediately into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program the semester following graduation if they meet all MSN requirements.
The School of Nursing participates in the Northeast Ohio Access in Nursing model. Participation in this articulation model grants college credits to graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs. These credits are applied toward to the total number of hours needed to graduate from Cleveland State University with a BSN.
BSN Program Details
The health care field in general and the nursing profession in particular are undergoing rapid transition. Nurses today must be able to deliver care to individuals and groups across the lifespan. The Cleveland State University School of Nursing prepares graduates of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with a strong theoretical and clinical foundation which is necessary for them to function as professional nurses. Our community-based nursing program prepares students to deliver care in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, to take a leading role in responding to the challenges of our changing health care environment, and to continue expanding their scope of practice through continuing and graduate nursing education. Our nursing program prepares students with the necessary skills to perform their new role in the reordered and restructured health care system or to pursue graduate education in nursing or another field.
MSN Program Details
The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on population health.
In the MSN program, students may choose one of four tracks:
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Accelerated BSN Program Details
An accelerated BSN is an alternative program that can dramatically shorten the time frame for receiving a degree in nursing for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing subject and have completed all required prerequisites. Accelerated program students complete all nursing support courses and take the nursing courses in a specially designed sequence providing the same number of credits as in a basic BSN program. By building on past educational achievements, students in our accelerated program can earn a BSN degree in four consecutive semesters.