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JCU Nursing

Become a Nurse and Join a Legacy of Innovation

John Carroll University’s BSN Nursing program builds on Cleveland’s rich history of health innovation, and answers the Jesuit call to magis — doing more for the greater good.

1860 Florence Nightingale establishes the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in 1860.1
1884 Cleveland first in Ohio to launch Nightingale nurse training model at the Cleveland Training School for Nurses (Huron Hospital).2
1900 Greater Cleveland Nursing Association established.
1921 Cleveland Clinic opens with nurses providing complex patient care.
1935 Claude Schaeffer Beck, M.D. (University Hospitals) developer of CPR, develops first surgical treatment of coronary artery disease.
1943 U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps formed in 1943 with the passage of the Bolton Act, led by Cleveland-area U.S. Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton.3
1960 Mandatory nurse licensure established in Ohio.
1972 The Cleveland Council of Black Nurses, Inc (CCBN) is chartered as a chapter of the National Black Nurses Association.4
1991 Delos Cosgrove, MD, develops the Cosgrove-Edwards Annuloplasty System to repair heart valves.5
1994 Mary O’Neil Mundinger publishes "Advanced Practice Nursing—Good Medicine for Physicians" in The New England Journal of Medicine, further supporting evidence that NPs provide cost-effective and quality primary health care.6
2008 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine launch a two-year initiative to assess and transform the nursing profession culminating in 2010 with the publication of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
2017 Cleveland Clinic performs the first deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for stroke recovery.7
2023 Cleveland Clinic partners with IBM to deploy the first on-site quantum computer in health care.8

Poised for Greatness

John Carroll BS Nursing faculty and students look to continue a legacy of innovation.

Sim Lab Facilities

BSN students train in two state-of-the-art simulation lab facilities: a high-fidelity lab for individualized, hands-on patient care training; and a separate 10-bed skills lab.

Clinical Experience

BSN students have access to real-world clinical experiences at top healthcare facilities (University Hospitals, MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic) with some of the world’s best practitioners.

Evidence Based

BSN students gain early exposure to forward-looking, evidence-based nursing, a cornerstone of the John Carroll University BSN.


Students will understand the role of technology and informatics in healthcare and to develop the skills to use technology to enhance patient care.

Core Learning

BSN students gain deep core knowledge — theology, philosophy, humanities, sciences — and embrace the complexity of clinical decision-making in an age of evidence-based and data-driven care.


BSN students will understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork in healthcare, & develop the skills to work effectively with other healthcare professionals.


  1. - Florence Nightingale | Read article → | Back ↩
  2. Encyclopedia of Cleveland History - Nursing | Read article → | Back ↩
  3. Cleveland Historical - Cadet Nurses | Read article → | Back ↩
  4. Cleveland Council Of Black Nurses | Visit site → | Back ↩
  5. Cleveland Clinic - History | Read article → | Back ↩
  6. AANP - Historical Timeline | Read article → | Back ↩
  7. Cleveland Clinic Performs Nation’s First Deep Brain Stimulation for Stroke Recovery | Read article → | Back ↩
  8. Cleveland Clinic and IBM Unveil First Quantum Computer Dedicated to Healthcare Research | Read article → | Back ↩