Wittenberg participates in Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's Senior Year in Professional Studies (SYPS) 3+2 option. CWRU's School of Nursing has been consistently ranked as one of the top nursing schools in the country and is No. 1 in Ohio.
Students complete a significant number of courses in the biology major and general education requirements, including CWRU School of Nursing prerequisites, then apply to CWRU during their junior or senior year or after graduating from Wittenberg. After the first two years at CWRU, students receive the master's degree in nursing and can apply for their registered nurse (RN) license. Master's students have also been pre-admitted to most majors in the master's program for which they have earned about 15 credits. Some master's degree in nursing majors require RN experience. Master's degree in nursing graduates can apply to the doctor of nurse practice (DNP), Ph.D., and DNP/Ph.D. programs.
CWRU prerequisite courses taken at Wittenberg:
- One semester of general chemistry (CHEM 121 and 162)
- One semester of organic chemistry (CHEM 201)
- One semester of human anatomy and physiology (with lab; BIOL 325 or BIOL 326/327)
- One semester of microbiology (BIOL 237)
- One semester of English (101)
- One semester of statistics (MATH 127, MATH 227, or PSYC 107)
- One semester of psychology, sociology or anthropology
- One semester of human growth and development across the life span (PSYCH 180: Life span development; PSYC 231: child development, or PSYC 232: psychology of adolescence); i.e., a "birth to grave" spectrum in psychology
- One semester of human nutrition
- Completion of Wittenberg's general education requirements
- Completion of 90 semester hours of academic credit
- Wittenberg letter of permission to participate in the CWRU SYPS option.
- GRE General Test: satisfactory scores required - minimum of: verbal 150, quantitative 150, and analytical writing 4.0.