Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (ACNHS) is a private college set in the large mid-western town of Canton, Ohio. Although the town may be large, the campus itself contrasts that with a small school feel that maintains a primary focus on educating medical professionals. The school focuses on teaching students dedicated to the pursuit of nursing or radiology.
Aultman has its roots in the late 1800s, opening shortly after Aultman hospital began servicing the people of Stark County. Since its initial approval by the State of Ohio in 1916, Aultman has trained thousands of health-care professionals working in Ohio and around the world. Expanding into degree programming in 2004, Aultman became an accredited college, changing its name to Aultman College of Nursing and Health Services. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA). With a mission of “serving current and emerging needs in Northeast Ohio and beyond through academically challenging and relevant degree and community education programs,” Aultman continues to look toward the future of health care. This focus on innovation and training can be seen in their state-of-the art classrooms, labs, and use of computer technology.
Nursing Program Overview
Students at Aultman work collaboratively on a rigorous outcome-based program. The small school setting allows for a student-centered culture that centers on service built around compassion and respect. While the commitment to academics is unquestionable, they also strive to build a community campus. Students have an array of activities to choose from: sports, clubs, and even leadership activities. They realize that learning to treat the whole person begins with developing the whole of the health-care giver.
Students who go through the program at Aultman immerse themselves in the skills and training needed to create the foundation for a lifelong health-services career. Classes include learning about the physical aspects of treating a body (biology, chemistry, etc…), but they don’t stop there because they teach a holistic approach to medicine. When graduates enter the workforce, Aultman makes sure they’re prepared to treat the whole patient. The proximity to Aultman Hospital offers students an additional opportunity beyond the walls of the classroom – hands-on volunteering experience.
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program
Successful completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program qualifies graduates for an entry-level career in nursing. Upon completion of the program, students will have all the necessary training to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN). After passing their exam, graduates will be awarded a nursing license and become an RN. The program requires a commitment of 21 months–2 years. Clinical classes are a required component of our program, allowing practical application of nursing theory, and serve as an integral part of our curriculum. Curriculum is designed around the ever-changing face of health care, including: changing demographics, an aging population, cultural diversity, technological advances, and current medical trends. Professors work hard to implement a strong and innovative curriculum.
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
2600 6th St. SW,
Canton, OH 44710