The underlying philosophy of the program takes into account the evolution of the nurse’s
role beyond that of the traditional provider of health care in the hospital to that of a primary provider of health care in the community.
The program provides a conceptual framework for nursing practice grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Self-growth and critical thinking are encouraged and fostered throughout the curriculum. Students are taught to use the nursing process in concert with clients to promote health. A working knowledge of the research process provides a basis for theory based practice. Leadership skills are developed providing students with the ability to practice nursing as part of a multidisciplinary health team.
All students must provide documentation of completion of, or current registration in, an approved NCLEX-RN review course before they will be approved to take a state NCLEX-RN examination.
Graduates are qualified for examination for licensure as Registered Nurses. In addition, they have the preparation necessary to begin graduate study in nursing.