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Academics

Department of Nursing

Preparing You for the Challenges and Rewards of Nursing

Otterbein is committed to quality nursing education which will teach you to think critically within the context of a caring framework. The Department of Nursing will prepare you to be a life-long learner, who is committed to the nursing profession, the community, and to meeting the changing healthcare needs of our society.

In your first semester of nursing, you will be assigned a clinical placement where you can begin gaining hands-on, professional experience that will boost your confidence and career. Upon graduation, you will have the ability to care for individuals of all ages from infants to elderly, and groups such as families and communities. Our graduates are employed in a variety of health care agencies, including acute care, extended care, primary care, home care, mental health, and community health settings.

After receiving your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Otterbein, you are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and pursue graduate education.

Sample Program Grid

We have compiled a sample schedule to show you what courses you may take.

Graduate Nursing Programs

Otterbein offers several graduate nursing programs. Visit the The Graduate School site for more information.

Accreditation for Undergraduate and Master's Degrees

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is located at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120. The telephone number is 202-887-6791.

Honors Program

Department of Nursing undergraduate students who are selected for the University’s Honors Program are strongly encouraged to participate in the Honors Program. The Honors Program provides the privilege of attending courses designed for honor students only and provides intellectual stimulation and challenge for students with high academic ability.

Completion of the Honors Program with a major in Nursing does require a truly committed student who is seeking out advanced knowledge and interested in completely a scholarly project related to nursing and health care. Faculty are pleased to work with each student individually on their selected project in the student’s area of interest.

Continuing Education Courses

Otterbein University is committed to life-long education. As part of this commitment, we offer continuing education programs for nurses. The following programs are currently available:

Legal, Fiscal & Ethical Implications of Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses
This course is an online course for 6.0 contact hours. It meets requirements for education (Category A) related to Ohio nursing laws and rules needed in advanced pharmacology for the nurse holding a Certificate to Prescribe (CtP) in Ohio. This does not include Schedule II. Cost: $100. Registration form.

Advanced Pharmacology & Therapeutics
This course is an online course for 46.0 contact hours. This course fulfills all requirements to apply for prescriptive authority in Ohio. This does not include Schedule II. Cost: $500. Registration form.

For more information, please contact Maureen Kaiser at 614-823-1614 or mkaiser@otterbein.edu .

/ Department of Nursing

Undergraduate Program

Maureen Kaiser
Science Center 236
p / 614.823.1614
f / 614.823.3131
e / MKaiser@otterbein.edu

Graduate Programs
Sharon Buxton
Science Center 236
p / 614.823.1614
f / 614.823.3131
e / SBuxton@otterbein.edu

 

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