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Nursing Major

Alleviate suffering and help people pursue healing.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing

A bachelor’s degree in Nursing is a career choice with a broad appeal. Nursing makes up one of the largest segments of the U.S. workforce, and the demand for nurses is rapidly increasing. Opportunities for nurses grow every day and there are many areas of employment available, from maternal-child care to surgical nursing. Because of this, nursing is one of the most viable degree options for a student to pursue. Plus, nurses are known for being wonderful support systems that make a lasting difference for doctors and patients alike.

Nursing students at MVNU learn through a range of clinical practice opportunities in a variety of healthcare organizations, in addition to rigorous classroom instruction from expert faculty. Following graduation, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become Registered Nurses.

Throughout your time in our program, you will participate in over 620 hours of clinicals. We are devoted to making sure you have ample experience that will allow you to enter into your career with ease and confidence in your abilities.


MVNU’s nursing curriculum lays a solid foundation for you to become an in-demand Registered Nurse (RN) in the healthcare space.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


Recent MVNU-sponsored trips in which nursing students have participated have been to Israel, Jordan, Swaziland, Belize, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. Join Nursing students and faculty on a new Spring Break trip to ministering to the Appalachian community in Inez, KY.

Service Learning:
  • Belize (Tropical Biology)
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


With over 300 specialty areas in Nursing, it’s not difficult to find employment in your area of interest with this degree. Because of MVNU’s reputation for graduating highly skilled nurses, our Nursing graduates are in high demand. In fact, many are even hired into full-time nursing positions before graduation.


Assess and identify patient needs, then implement and monitor medical plan and treatment.


Hunter Hall

Hunter Hall, home of MVNU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. It is located in downtown Mount Vernon, just minutes away from campus.

Nursing lab in Hunter Hall

Our state-of-the-art 32,000 square-foot Nursing Skills Lab, including three simulation-observation rooms, high-fidelity human patient simulators, and two large skills laboratories, provides students with the high-end technology they need to learn about their field in minute detail

Throughout your time in our program, you will participate in over 620 hours of clinicals. We are devoted to making sure you have ample experience that will allow you to enter into your career with ease and confidence in your abilities.

MVNU is one of few private colleges in Ohio with its own speech, language, and hearing clinic: Hunter Hall Clinic for Communication Sciences and Disorders. This means you'll get the kind of rare, hands-on experience that can give you a major advantage when applying to graduate school. As a third- and fourth-year student in our CSD program, you will have the opportunity to work with clients across the lifespan in the on-site Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) clinic, as well as in the community.

Happy Bean is located right inside Hunter Hall. This charming little shop is the perfect place to study or hang out with friends over a cup of exquisite coffee and a delectable local-made pastry. There is also a Happy Bean location on campus in Thorne Library!

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