At A Glance
Mission and Philosophy
The nursing program at Ohio Northern is dedicated to providing students the guidance and education they need to fulfill diverse and changing roles as both professional nurses and committed citizens of the world.
As a discipline, professional nursing builds from a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences. Ohio Northern blends the science of nursing with liberal education courses to facilitate students' understanding of complex concepts, skills, and attitudes essential to the practice of professional nursing.
Nursing, as part of the healthcare profession, shares in the dynamic task of promoting optimal health, quality of life, and support to people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. Because communication and teamwork are crucial in the nursing field, the program strives to generate graduates who are able to work with interdisciplinary health teams to make a difference in the lives of others.
The nursing program emphasizes critical thinking, excellence of practice, and the life-long pursuit of knowledge.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Registered nurses held 2,655,020 jobs in 2010. Employment for registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than average through the year 2020, resulting in an abundance of opportunities for RNs. Consequently, registered nurses are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations in the United States.