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Nursing Program receives accolade as fourth best in Ohio

Muskingum University has been recognized by as the fourth best nursing school in Ohio. Of the 94 Registered Nurse (RN) programs reviewed in the state, Muskingum ranked second amongst institutions with traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. In 2018, the University was ranked in the top 10.

“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 dedicated faculty, who are committed to empowering each student with the essential knowledge and skills that are important to the practice of a professional nurse.”

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, 100 percent of Muskingum’s nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on their first attempt, an accomplishment every nursing program in the country strives to attain, but few are fortunate enough to achieve, Wilkins explained.

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 BSN experience. Muskingum offers two programs in nursing — the bachelor’s degree program for traditional pre-licensure students and an adult (online) RN to BSN program for established nurses.

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.

Muskingum’s nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Nursing programs choose to become CCNE accredited as a mark of excellence in nursing education. In 2016 the program received a 10 year accreditation, the most that a program can receive in an accreditation cycle.

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

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