Nursing

Hiram College educates future nurses to be compassionate caregivers who are clinically competent, ethically grounded and socially and culturally responsible. Hiram nursing students train on campus and off, in facilities and clinical environments that are known to be some of the best in the country.

Nurses learn effective patient care through hands-on learning and clinical experience, so our curriculum is designed to get you in the field as early as your sophomore year. Hiram is located centrally among Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown; Northeast Ohio’s largest metropolitan areas. These areas offer clinical opportunities for Hiram nursing students at the world’s premier health care facilities.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

The Department of Nursing at Hiram College prepares clinically competent, ethically grounded, socially, and culturally responsible professional nurses who are prepared to think critically and participate as leaders in the delivery of health and nursing care. The liberal arts tradition prepares students to think analytically and respond holistically.

This tradition, grounded in the understanding that knowledge is interrelated and interdisciplinary, prepares students to be keen and critical observers of the world,  identifying  issues,  determining alternatives, and participating in solutions. These skills, combined with knowledge and skills in the discipline of nursing are essential to the preparation of individuals ready to serve as professional nurses.

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Career Paths

  • Acute Care Centers
  • Medical Surgical Units
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Departments
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pediatrics
Outpatient Settings
  • Home Health Care
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Wound Centers
  • Community Health Centers
  • Schools
  • Medical Spas

HEATHER PARR ’15 | Nursing Major


The thing I enjoy most about my job is being able to help others during what may be the most traumatic and painful period of their lives.”

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Ways to get Involved

The Hiram Student Nurses’ Association was established in academic year 2008-09 as an Associated Student Organization (ASO) of Hiram College.  The Hiram Student Nurses’ Association is a member of the Ohio Student Nurses’ Association (OSNA) and the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). The organization provides opportunity for leadership development and networking with other students at the state and national level.

Guided by an adviser and elected officials, HSNA encourages students to serve the Hiram College community through a nursing perspective.  The Hiram Student Nurses’ Association abides by the policies and standards of the nursing department, student senate, and Hiram College, to maintain respect both the program and college. Membership is open to any Hiram College student interested in becoming a part of the student nursing organization. The Hiram College Nurses’ Association does not exclude members based on any of the following:  race, color, creed, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

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