Free and ample parking is available to students who commute. All vehicles must be registered.
Each class enrolled in the nursing program elects representatives to the student senate. Members of the student senate plan school activities, fundraisers and community service projects and invite all students to participate.
The Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing is located in Sandusky, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie. The area provides a small town atmosphere surrounded by beautiful scenery and a variety of recreational, leisure, and cultural opportunities.
Within an hour's drive of Cleveland or Toledo, Sandusky residents can enjoy the excitement of city life with the luxuries of living in a smaller community. Learn more about the community.
As part of the school’s commitment to campus safety and security, and in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, public law 101-542, and amendments to the 1998 Higher Education Act, the school publishes the Annual Campus Security Information Sheet. This publication includes the statistics of crimes reported to campus security authorities in the past three calendar years.
The school also publishes the campus security policy in the student handbook. These policies comply with the campus sexual assault victims bill of rights. A fire policy is also included in the student handbook.
Copies of both publications can be obtained at the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing office.
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing, in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not restrict admission of any individual solely by reason of disability. Applicants are considered on an individual basis, and acceptance is dependent upon the applicant's ability to perform essential functions of the nursing role with or without reasonable accommodation.
Wellness literature and programs are provided to the students by the health program coordinator. The coordinator is also responsible for making certain that student health records are complete and necessary immunizations are obtained.
Enrolled students have access to the libraries and computer laboratories on the campus of the nursing program and the campus of BGSU Firelands. Numerous books, periodicals and software are available to enhance student learning.
The school of nursing provides a learning assistance program. The learning assistance program faculty work individually with students on study skills, time management, test-taking skills and test anxiety. Similar services are available at BGSU Firelands, including tutors for specific content areas.
Faculty members refer students who have personal problems to a counseling program that is covered by the students hospitalization insurance.
The financial coordinator provides students with necessary information to apply for loans, grants and scholarships. After completing the application process, the coordinator informs students about the awards for which they are eligible. Students with questions may make an appointment to meet with the coordinator at any time during office hours.
The financial aid specialist counsels students regarding the student loan process and disburses student refunds. Entrance and exit interviews are conducted to be certain students comply with regulations associated with their financial aid.
The registrar/bursar assists students with registering for classes and verifying that transfer credit has been approved by BGSU Firelands. Other duties include the billing of students and the formulation of payment plans.
While enrolled in the nursing courses, students have the opportunity to observe the role of the nurse in hospital-based and in a variety of community-based settings. Vocational guidance is provided to students during the Current Issues in the Health Services course. During this course, students discuss the application and interview process, benefits, job opportunities, RN to BSN education, and advanced practice nursing, including education requirements.