Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is named after Frances Payne Bolton--the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio. Not only was she Ohio’s first congresswoman, but she was also the original financial backer of the School of Nursing. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (or FPB) is recognized world-wide as a leader in research and nursing education. It is ranked among the top nursing schools in the United States. Many of the school's programs are highly-ranked as well. The nurse anesthesia, gerontology nurse practitioner, and nurse midwifery are all ranked among the top 20 programs in the nation.

Students at FPB receive almost twice the amount of clinical experience throughout the course of their studies as students who attend other nursing schools. FPB students receive their clinical hours at a nonprofit agency or at a local, world-class hospital. Their clinic hours begin the third week of school, allowing them more hands-on experience than most other nursing students receive.

FPB at Case Western offers the following nursing programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Graduate Entry Program for Non-Nurses - Master of Nursing (MN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
  • Dual Doctorate DNP/PhD

FPB offers students the opportunity to earn a MSN in a variety of specialties, and subspecialties. From adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner to flight nursing, FPB offers a comprehensive selection of concentrations covering todays most indemand career fields. The following is a list of all master's level majors offered at FPB.

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Education with Population Focus
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Family Systems Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Flight Nursing
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Oncology/Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

FPB also offers blended majors (combinations of the above majors) and joint degrees. FPB offers two joint degrees: the Maste of Science in Nursing/Master of Art in Anthropology and Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Arts in Bioethics.

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