Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The objectives of the baccalaureate program are to educate nurses who:
1. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse about the health needs and problems of patients, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
2. Promote the rights of patients, families, groups and the community in relation to professional practice standards, ethical considerations and legal implications of the nursing profession.
3. Utilize research findings in nursing practice.
4. Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing while implementing the nursing process to promote health of patients, families, groups and the community.
5. Integrate nursing and related theories and research in nursing practice to perform therapeutic nursing interventions and implement teaching-learning principles to promote, maintain and restore health for diverse patients in a variety of settings, across the health/illness continuum.
6. Provide culturally competent nursing care.
7. Use technology to provide patient-centered care.
8a. Communicate within the conventions of the discipline of nursing.
8b. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members within the context of the healthcare environment.
9. Develop a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
10. Integrate leadership and management skills in health care systems promoting the professional role of nursing and the delivery of safe and quality health care.
The faculty is concerned with assisting the student toward growth and advancement in the dynamic and rapidly changing field of health care. The baccalaureate program provides theoretical components based on the physical, behavioral and biological sciences accompanied by practical clinical application. A strong liberal arts component enhances the student's ability to understand and influence the individual's work environment. Clinical nursing courses include extensive clinical experience in such areas as geriatric, medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, and community health nursing.
The Endicott Nursing program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) which graduates must pass to obtain the initial license to practice nursing as a registered nurse (RN). Persons with a court record or past conviction should check with the Board of Registration in Nursing in the state in which they plan to work to determine if their court record will be a barrier to eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse. Once licensed, graduates are then able to be employed in a variety of settings such as community health agencies, schools, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
For Further Information Contact
Dr. Kelly Fisher, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
Center for Nursing and Health Professions