Otterbein is committed to quality nursing education which will teach you to think critically within the context of a caring framework.

Department of Nursing

At Otterbein University, you will engage in both classroom and clinical experiences that are relevant to the current, and ever-changing needs of our health care system.  In addition to learning from faculty who are committed to providing you personal attention and a supportive environment, you will also have opportunities to study abroad and off campus to broaden your nursing skills.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of nursing is expected to see a 26 percent growth in jobs from 2010 to 2020. We are proud of our exciting and dynamic academic experience and our reputation for producing quality nurses who are caring, confident and committed to their patients and their profession.

Why get an undergraduate Nursing degree at Otterbein?

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 sophomore year 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.

100%

BSN: Registered Nurse (RN) Pass Rate

National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN)

87.95% – OHIO
89.42% – NATIONAL

I’ve loved my time at Otterbein and in the nursing program. The support I’ve had from faculty and the access to a variety of clinical experiences has made all the difference as I look toward my next steps.

-MACKENZIE MELVIN ‘16, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING >