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Muskingum recognized for top nursing program

Muskingum University has been recognized by in their annual rankings as a top nursing school in Ohio. Of the 89 Registered Nurse (R.N.) programs in the state of Ohio, Muskingum ranked third amongst institutions with traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) programs and 10th overall.

“We are immensely proud of our nursing students and their successes,” said Dr. Cynthia Wilkins, director and chair of nursing programs at Muskingum University. “This ranking is in large part due to our remarkable nursing faculty, which is dedicated to empowering each student with the knowledge and expertise to serve their communities in an important and meaningful way.”

The nursing program at Muskingum combines the best of the institution’s liberal arts and sciences with a structured nursing curriculum to build a comprehensive B.S.N. experience. Muskingum offers two programs in nursing — the bachelor’s degree program for traditional pre-licensure students and an adult (online) R.N. to B.S.N. program for established nurses wishing to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

In 2016, Muskingum’s nursing program received a 10-year accreditation — the most that a program can be awarded — by meeting all four standards from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Nursing programs choose to become CCNE-accredited as a mark of excellence in nursing education.

In both 2016 and 2017, 100 percent of Muskingum’s nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination on their first attempt, an accomplishment every nursing program in the country strives to attain, but few are fortunate enough to achieve, Wilkins explained.

Students accepted into the pre-licensure bachelor’s degree program currently fulfill their clinical requirements at a variety of local and regional organizations and facilities, including Genesis Healthcare System, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Cambridge Behavioral Hospital among others.

For more information on the nursing programs at Muskingum University, visit or call 740-826-6160.


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