Capital University Nursing School Review

Capital University (CU) is the oldest Central Ohio university out there and is still considered to be one of the biggest and oldest North American universities that is Lutheran-affiliated. Founded in the year 1830, its main campus currently stands in Bexley, Ohio, one of the suburbs of Columbus.

Capital University – School of Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health

The School of Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health bring together experience and empirical investigation inside the classroom and beyond. Students will learn through both real-world experimentation and in-class discussions and are encouraged to constantly question assumptions.

The School of Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The traditional nursing program at Capital University will require a completion of 134 semester study hours, which normally takes four years and one summer. Admissions are selective and will be based on the department’s admission policies. Students will receive a degree in BCN afterwards and will be allowed to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse.

BSN Completion

This program exists for registered nurses who want to get a nationally-accredited baccalaureate degree. A program made especially to fit the schedule of an adult, it comes with an instructional and flexible format that will give nurses more chances of finding good professional opportunities in the long run. Students who already have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and any type of bachelor’s degree can actually get a BSN in only four semesters through this program.

Accelerated BSN Program

This program is made especially for students who already have a degree of any kind and want to explore the nursing field. The program only takes twenty months of full-time studying to complete. In general, it consists of five terms of fifteen weeks each, including one summer and involves hands-on experience right from the beginning.

RN to MSN Program

Registered nurses who already have a nursing diploma or associate’s degree can take this fast track program in order to get a more advanced degree much faster. To be qualified for this program, students will need to be admitted to the BSN completion program, have a recommendation from an advisor and credit for N402 and N315. Their cumulative GPA has to be at least 3.5, as well.

Graduate Nursing Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

This program will require a completion of 64 semester study hours, which normally takes two years and one summer. Students will receive a degree in MSN afterwards and will be allowed to sit for the licensure examination in order to become a professional nurse.

Students can learn in four different concentrations: administration, theology, legal studies and nursing education. For any of these options, students will need to put in the extra hours in order to complete the courses.

Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate

Master’s-prepared nurses who want a wider scope of career opportunities can apply for this certificate program at Capital University. This program can be completed in four part-time semesters and requires an MSN degree or any health-related degree from a CCNE- or NLN-accredited program.

Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394