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Nursing Department

About the Department

The department of Nursing offers a four-year program of study that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Upon completion of the program, a graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered Nurse, and is prepared to function as a generalist in professional nursing practice.

The graduate is also eligible for graduate study based on individual achievement.

The program involves a foundation of liberal arts education with basic preparation in professional nursing.

An internship at the end of the senior year facilitates a smooth transition from student to graduate role.

Registered nurse baccalaureate graduates are prepared to practice in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, community agencies, and long-term care facilities.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to:

  • Prepare citizens qualified to practice as professional nurses in successful competition with graduates of colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • To meet national and local leadership needs in nursing and;
  • To find personal life satisfaction in nursing practice through ever widening horizons of understanding and service.

Purpose

The purpose of the Department of Nursing is to offer a baccalaureate program in nursing, leading to the degree Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing. Upon completion of the program, a graduate of the program is eligible to:

  • Write the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse
  • Is prepared to function as a generalist in professional nursing practice and;
  • Is eligible for graduate study, based on individual achievement.
Take the Class of 2013 Graduate Survey
93.2% NCLEX first-time pass rate (2013) 95% NCLEX first-time pass rate (2012) 100% of permanent full time nursing faculty is PhD or EdD prepared