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Nursing (B.S.)

Major: Nursing

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: 124-130

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Students will complete a practicum during their final semester at the SON; local hospital systems have opportunities for nursing students to work as patient care technicians after completing one year of nursing course work

About the Program

To make your way as a nurse in our modern healthcare system, you need more than practical training. You need to develop creative, critical thinking, analytical, and communications skills so strong that they will never desert you no matter how stressful the conditions under which you practice.

Thiel College has formed a strategic partnership with the Sharon Regional Medical Center’s School of Nursing, which has been preparing students to practice as registered nurses since 1899. This experience combined with Thiel’s century and a half tradition of education in the liberal arts and sciences means you don’t have to sacrifice either state-of -the art scientific training or the benefits of a liberal arts education.

Major Features

  1. The critical thinking, interpersonal and technical skills needed to provide care in diverse settings to diverse patients
  2. Leadership, responsibility, and accountability in addressing health care issues
  3. Understanding of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments to advocate for patient-centered care
  4. Outstanding oral and written communication skills with patients, families, and the entire healthcare team
  5. Caring professionalism and a true understanding of moral, ethical, and legal standards of conduct


Here are just a few opportunities available upon graduation for nursing majors:

  • Nurse Case Manager. Earn an average annual salary of $71,836 evaluating patients’ needs to determine effective care plans and communicate with healthcare and insurance providers on behalf of patients
  • Home Health Nurse. Earn an average annual salary of $62,138 traveling to patient’ homes or working in an assisted living facility
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. Earn an average annual salary of $64,129 providing specialized care to patients with psychiatric disorders
  • Nutrition and Fitness Nurse. Earn an average annual salary of $71,730 working in health clubs, and surgical recovery sites and focusing on improving client or patient health through nutrition, exercise and stress management

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Sarah Beth Abalos, M.S.N., R.N., Ph.D.

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