Nursing Program Major - Defiance College - Defiance, Ohio


Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree was developed at Defiance College in response to the community identifying the need for baccalaureate prepared nurses. The first track is a 1+2+1 program in partnership with Northwest State Community College, while the second track is for registered nurses who wish to pursue their BSN. Both offer expanded career options for persons in the nursing field by combining technical aspects of nursing with the leadership skills necessary in today’s dynamic healthcare environment. 

Working closely with faculty, students develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills to function effectively in interpersonal and group situations. Graduates will be prepared to provide culturally-competent, quality health care by understanding and responding to the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

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NOTICE: Opportunity for Public Comments
Defiance College RN to BSN baccalaureate completion program is preparing to host an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE team visitors will be on campus from April 6 – 8, 2016. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body to accredit baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing. Accreditation is a voluntary and self-regulatory process. CCNE supports and encourages self-assessment and continuing growth and improvement of collegiate nursing education programs. In the interest of continuous quality improvement and also a requirement of the evaluation process, written and signed third-party comments are sought from interested individuals (students, alumni, practice community and faculty) and will be accepted by CCNE until March 16, 2016. The comments will be shared with the CCNE evaluation team; however, comments will not be shared with Defiance College faculty or staff.

Those desiring to do so, may submit written and signed comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Your comments will be welcomed as they relate to the RN to BSN baccalaureate completion program.