Our baccalaureate degree program prepares students for rewarding careers in professional nursing practice. The following program options are designed for students with different levels of preparation:
- The traditional option is designed for entering freshmen or transfer students.
- The accelerated option, an intensive, 15-month course of study, is geared towards students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline from an accredited school and wish to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
- The RN-BS is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
The Undergraduate Nursing Program outcomes and objectives are created in accordance with the professional nursing standards set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the American of Nursing Association’s Standards of Clinical Practice, Code of Ethics, and Social Policy Statement, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts general laws and Board of Registration in Nursing regulations. Program effectiveness is periodically evaluated by student, alumni, and employers; data is utilized by program faculty in assessing, analyzing and determining action for ongoing program improvement.
Upon completion of the undergraduate programs students will be able to:
- A majority of students will report satisfaction with nursing courses, instructors, and clinical placements throughout the program.
- A majority of graduates, alumni, and employers surveyed will report satisfaction with preparation for professional nursing practice (possessing knowledge, skills and attitudes expected at graduation or within first year of practice).
- Ninety per cent of graduates annually will pass NCLEX-RN on first attempt. *
- The pre-licensure program will maintain an annual graduation rate of 85% or higher.
- Graduates will report success in obtaining employment as a RN within one year of passing NCLEX-RN.
Our alumni are also fully prepared for study at the graduate level, and alumni of the standard and accelerated programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
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