Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Recommitting to the art of nursing in an age of evidence-based and data-driven care.
As a premier Jesuit institution, John Carroll University brings a mission-driven response to a pressing regional and national nursing shortage.
Our initial Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Fall, 2023) and subsequent advanced practice programs will address a specific need for future nurse leaders prepared to play an expanded role in patient care.
BSN graduates from John Carroll will apply deep core knowledge — theology, philosophy, humanities, sciences — and embrace the complexity of clinical decision-making in an age of evidence-based and data-driven care.
Recruitment begins for the first cohort of BSN students starting in Fall 2023. Director of Nursing and additional faculty to be announced.
New High and Low Fidelity Nursing Simulation Labs open in the Dolan Science Center.
The first cohort of BSN students begin coursework.
1. Cleveland: Hallmark of Excellence
Cleveland enjoys a global reputation for clinical excellence, game changing research and successful patient outcomes. John Carrroll quickly secured clinical support for its nursing initiative from the region’s three major healthcare systems (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the MetroHealth System).
2. BSN: The Greater Good
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine published a report setting a goal of increasing the ratio of nurses earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to 80% percent by 2020. John Carrroll’s nursing initiative will help the region and nation reach that goal. Research demonstrates how nurses with a BSN display higher clinical competency, show improved skills in their practice and produce lower mortality rates and better patient outcomes.
3. Nurse as Health Equity Advocate
As front line providers, BSN-trained nurses can grasp and help to address vast discrepancies in health outcomes and life expectancies across patient segments and socio-economic conditions. By understanding the benefits of health promotion and disease prevention, and training their teams on the nuances of cultural health, BSN professionals can help ensure better health for all. All John Carroll nursing students will be invited to lift up human dignity through service-based learning experiences close to campus, and through such opportunities as our annual Honduras medical immersion trip.
4. Nursing + Liberal Arts: Catalytic Difference
Every JCU undergraduate student claims a foundation of core learning to support their professional aspirations — whether in nursing, engineering, medicine, business, education or other professions. Core, integrative and experiential learning combine to give BSN students a catalytic difference. This combination will inform their identity as a nurse and fortify their nursing practice. Exposure to bioethics and clinical decision-making practices will shape their habits and thinking as future-minded clinicians.
5. Fully Reflective Nurse Professionals
As a Jesuit institution, John Carroll supports and cultivates a student’s academic, emotional, and social awareness and intelligence. Our BSN graduates will mature as fully-reflective nurse professionals able to foster everyone’s well-being, including your own. Studies find higher resilience and job satisfaction among BSN credentialed nurses, especially those trained at faith-based colleges and universities.
It’s important to remember that nursing is not a “job”, it’s a profession. Your career possibilities are endless. Research, entrepreneurship, policy, administration. I took my two loves - chemistry and nursing - and put them together to become a Nurse Anesthetist. Technology is changing everything. The electronic health record allows data to drive better patient care. It can be as global as how hospitals manage bed flow and as granular as matching a patient’s anesthetic plan to a genetic profile. Clinical competence and technology will only become more and more synonymous.
- John Escano ‘13
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist