BSN Student Support
Succeeding as a nursing student requires more than attending classes. Students grow personally and professionally as they complete the program, and the college offers support and resources along the way.
The college's academic advisors are committed to student success. In collaboration with university faculty and staff, advisors provide accurate information through a positive, user-friendly environment that respects diversity and promotes accountability and academic achievement.
In support of the college's vision, the Office of Student Affairs' vision is to provide a premier student services environment that will welcome, stimulate, challenge and engage all nursing students to become confident, self-sufficient, lifelong learners and responsible professionals upon their exit from the University of Cincinnati.
Tutoring & Mentorship
Students have access to free tutoring opportunities and mentorship experiences during their time at the college. Additionally, the Learning Commons offers free tutoring for all University of Cincinnati students. For more information, visit the Learning Commons page.
AMBITION (Advising Minorities by Inspiring & Transforming them into Outstanding Nurses) works to improve diversity through a mentoring system, led by a student executive board and faculty advisors.
The CURE — Cultivating Undergraduate Nursing Resilience and Equity — Fellowship is a grant-supported initiative that provides financial, academic and social support to students admitted as sophomores who are of underrepresented backgrounds.
Student ambassadors represent our dean and college at various university and community events. These student leaders exemplify a commitment to the college, community and nursing profession. Members of this select group receive opportunities to meet community and university leaders and interact with alumni.
iLEAD is a peer mentor program that creates small communities who meet weekly outside of class, fostering a sense of community among students. iLEAD operates under a framework of a family composed by members from each year (a group of freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and alumni) who act as both mentor and mentee as part of the family. Each family community meets weekly and participates in organized college, university or local/global community support activities.
Leadership 2.0 looks to increase the number of first-generation, underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students while providing comprehensive academic and social support to those in the program.
The Nursing Tribunal represents the undergraduate student body. Members serve on college and university committees to provide input on policies and procedures. In addition, members organize student programming, such as Relay for Life participation and volunteer events.
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college leadership program designed to train college students in leadership and management skills in preparation to be officers in the United States Army. Students interested in developing leadership skills can enroll in the Army ROTC basic course without incurring a military obligation. The basic course allows a student to explore the organization and structure of the Army, while introducing them to basic military skills and principles of leadership. In order to commission as an Army officer and join the Army Nurse Corps, students must sign a contract before starting their junior year. The advanced course, is a two-year program, focused on refining leadership skills and developing advanced tactical and professional skills. Upon completion of the ROTC advanced course and baccalaureate degree requirements, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants, serving as Army Nurse Corps officers on active duty in a reserve component.
The Army ROTC program offers two, three, and four year scholarships to nursing students who qualify. Nursing scholarships include 100 percent tuition coverage, $420 for a monthly living stipend, $1,200 for an annual book allowance, $650 for clinical fees, $500 for an NCLEX test prep course of your choice, and $200 for the NCLEX test fee.
Army Nurse Corps
An integral component of the U.S. Army health care team, the Army Nurse Corps continues to distinguish itself from the traditional nursing field. Consisting of more than 11,000 men and women, the Army Nurse Corps is dedicated to providing high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, their families, and military retirees all over the world. The Army Nurse Corps encourages its nurses to strengthen their skills and enhance their professional experience through a variety of specialty courses and educational programs. The Army currently offers six specialty areas of study: critical care, perioperative, emergency/trauma, OB/GYN, community health and behavioral health. Army Nurse Corps officers also have the opportunity to apply for fully funded, post-graduate education in the fields of nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, clinical nurse specialist, health care administration, nursing informatics, education and midwifery.
For more information, contact Mike Prows, MSG (R) INF, Scholarships and Enrollment Officer, UC Army ROTC Department, at 513-556-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Nurse Corps/Nurse Candidate Program
The U.S. Navy provides opportunities for nurses and nursing students to gain invaluable experience that enhances their professional nursing and leadership skills. Navy nurses not only care for patients, but also train and mentor other medical professionals on their team and learn to work effectively under pressure. The Navy also offers financial assistance for nursing education. Students who opt to serve full time in the Navy could receive up to $34,000 through the Nurse Candidate Program (NCP). The NCP also guarantees a Navy Nurse Corps job after graduation that offers a competitive salary, 30 days' paid vacation per year and comprehensive medical and retirement benefits.
For more information, visit navy.com/careers/nursing.
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at the University of Cincinnati is an educational program designed to give you an opportunity to become an Air Force or Space Force officer while you complete your degree.
For more information, visit UC's AFROTC webpage.
The SHIIFT — Systems in Holistic Innovation and Inclusion for Transformation — Scholars program offers financial, academic, social and wellness support to students admitted as freshman who are of underrepresented backgrounds.
Sigma Theta Tau International recognizes superior achievement in nursing, encourages leadership development, fosters high nursing standards and strengthens commitment to the ideals of the profession. Our chapter, Beta Iota, offers members opportunities to get involved in various programs and network with local professionals.
The UC chapter of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing provides a framework for nurses, as a group, to meet, discuss and influence factors that affect men as nurses. This service-oriented organization is committed to the education of the male role in the nursing profession.
For a full, searchable list of registered student organizations at the University of Cincinnati, visit CampusLink.