Nursing Degrees at Shawnee State
The Department of Nursing offers a range of opportunities for those just beginning their nursing educational journey or to licensed nurses seeking high quality educational opportunities.
Xavier Hollon found his way to Shawnee State University twice. Originally planning to enroll at the university after graduating from high school, Hollon’s plans changed and he chose to attend Paramedic school instead. Five years later, he again decided he wanted to pursue his goal of a college degree.
College affordability is a concern for most graduating high school seniors. According to SSU President Jeff Bauer, Shawnee State University is making college possible for these students through a free-tuition program.
Graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing this spring, Jana Stockham, a senior from Stockdale, Ohio, is looking forward to starting her nursing career after graduation.
Shawnee State University has announced a Free Tuition Initiative – offering free tuition to Pell-eligible first-time students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 18 ACT score living in Scioto, Lawrence, Adams, Pike, Jackson, and Ross counties in Ohio, as well as Greenup, Boyd, and Lewis counties in Kentucky.
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Shawnee State University senior Avery Booth chose to pursue nursing as her career.
After attending another university for a year, Brittany Bolton chose to return to her hometown and transfer to Shawnee State University.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Welcome to a career that's different every day. Nursing is a career for people who feel called to care for others and want to constantly learn from their patients and coworkers.
Think that you might be interested in a nursing degree?
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Nursing Administrative Assistant
A college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at the end of the semester in which application is made. A grade of “C” or higher in all pre-nursing course work, which includes the first two semesters and the summer session of the pre-nursing curriculum. Nursing applicants must have a composite ACT score of 22 and a score of 18 in all ACT sections or greater than 20 hours of college credit.
To complete the admission process, you must present
After graduating from Shawnee State with an associate's degree in nursing (and passing the NCLEX-RN examination), you'll have the option to work in hospitals, health care agencies and home health care agencies, just to name a few possible employers. In all of these, you have the chance to improve people's lives and be an advocate for preventative healthcare with local health agencies.