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Opportunities and Organizations for Nursing Students
  • International and Off-Campus Study

    Seniors have the option of spending eight weeks of their first semester in Sweden studying community health nursing, while sophomores and juniors have a variety of off-campus study opportunities. They can travel to Mexico to help staff at a local clinic or spend a week in Panama. Off-campus study opportunities vary and are generally for a shorter duration of time. 

    » Learn more about the Community Health Nursing and Study Abroad programs for nursing students. 

    Clinical Partners

    At the Capital University, we believe there are many ways to solve problems and to learn. So we offer our students hands-on clinical experiences in a local hospitals and health-care agencies, including:

    • Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute
    • Buckeye Ranch (youth)
    • Choices (battered women)
    • Columbus Area Community Mental Health Center
    • Columbus Cancer Clinic
    • Columbus City Health Department
    • Columbus Public Schools
    • Doctors Hospital
    • Dominican Home Health Agency (home care and public health)
    • Franklin County District Board of Health (home care and public health)
    • Grant Medical Center
    • Heritage Day Health Centers (older adults)
    • LifeCare Alliance (home care)
    • Mount Carmel East Hospital (medical/surgical and critical care)
    • Mount Carmel Hospice
    • Mount Carmel Medical Center (medical/surgical and critical care)
    • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    • North Central Mental Health Services
    • Riverside Methodist Hospitals (mental health, medical/surgical)
    • Southeast Community - Mental Health Center
    • St. Ann's Hospital (families - labor, delivery, postpartum)
    • The Ohio State University Hospitals (critical care, rehab, mental health, medical/surgical, research)
    • Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic (ambulatory care)
    • Wexner Heritage House (elderly)

    Nursing Organizations

    Capital University Student Nurses Association

    The Capital University Student Nurses Association is an active, service oriented student organization with membership open to all traditional and accelerated program nursing students. Student led, it is an affiliate of the Ohio Student Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses Association. Local programming, service projects, annual state meetings and biennial national meetings provide many opportunities for students to learn more about the profession, develop ties among the classes, and strengthen leadership skills. Upon graduation, CUSNA members are well prepared for active membership in nursing's professional organization, the American Nurses Association. Locally, the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association and the Ohio Nurses Association continue to provide opportunities for career development, leadership and service. 

    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing was founded in 1922 at Indiana University and today is a global organization with 463 chapters on college campuses in thirteen countries. More than 405,000 members reside in 86 countries and are linked by a common vision that participation in a community of nurses committed to the application of knowledge, leadership and service will improve the health of people worldwide. The Theta Theta Chapter at Capital <>was chartered in 1986 and has inducted over 800 undergraduate and graduates students who rank in the upper third of their class and demonstrate leadership and service. Community nurse leaders are inducted whose practice also illustrates the values of the honor society.

    Eta Chi Society

    For minority nursing students; affiliated with chapters at other colleges and universities.