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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 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.

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