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The second floor of Teachout- Price Hall is home to a relatively young degree program at Hiram: the Bachelor of Science in nursing. The program supports Hiram’s liberal arts curriculum by educating students to become health professionals as well as critical thinkers, competent providers of care and leaders of professional nursing.
Professor of Nursing and Program Director Connie Stopper, Ph.D., explains that the program’s humanities focus helps students understand the relationship between the liberal arts and nursing, a discipline Dr. Stopper describes as part art and part science. She believes that, in addition to Hiram’s very strong integration of the humanities throughout the program, the biomedical humanities minor provides a strong ethical component (nearly all nursing students minor in biomedical humanities). And the students’ participation in extracurricular activities helps develop strong leadership skills.
Megan Orosz ’13 is working as a clinical nurse on a post-surgical telemetry and surgical step-down unit at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She fondly remembers her time at Hiram and the leadership opportunities that contributed to her career skills and personal growth.
“There was an overall message, through our assignments, discussions and through the example of our professors, to constantly learn and look for ways to improve our field. The skills I learned in presenting, collaborating and researching at Hiram are helping me now.”
“I wouldn’t have attended any other college for my nursing education, mostly because I knew I needed the one-on-one attention and intimate learning,” said Orosz. “I treasure that while learning, I was building relationships with professors and with my classmates. Those relationships made all the difference to me, helping me achieve the knowledge level, grades, advice and job I wanted.”
Other graduates have gone on to work in clinical areas such as pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, adult intensive care, bone marrow transplant and labor and delivery. Some, like Javonne Woodland ’11 have even gone outside of the traditional nursing workforce to work for the Peace Corps. Woodland served the Peace Corps in Bluefields, R.A.A.S., Nicaragua, as a community health educator during 2013. She lived with a host family in a small, under-developed part of the country and worked as a community health educator to give short talks on maternal-child health, HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health.
The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Hiram College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) and is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.