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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and fully approved by the Pennsylvania Department 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.
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.
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.
NCLEX first-time pass rate (2013)
NCLEX first-time pass rate (2012)
of permanent full time nursing faculty is PhD or EdD prepared