At Nazareth our goal is to prepare professional nurse generalists who not only possess an in-depth knowledge of nursing, but also provide culturally congruent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities in and across all environments. Our curriculum is rich with humanities, biological and social sciences as well as the teaching of a trans-cultural nursing framework.
Nazareth College is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is registered by the New York State Education Department. Nazareth College offers a broad range of courses in the liberal arts, humanities, nursing, and the sciences to help students achieve educational and professional goals. The program provides students with the breadth of knowledge that characterizes the well-educated professional, so students are prepared to face the needs of a changing society and to obtain leadership positions in the health care field.
All potential nursing students must meet the general college admission requirements. Students should also demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and science. Students in their first two years of study must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, with a minimum grade of C in all required science and nursing major courses. Students must maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 to progress in the nursing major. The College reserves the right to withdraw a student whose level of achievement, clinical practice, health, or professional conduct constitutes a risk to self or others.
The nursing department estimates the specific costs for uniforms, shoes, stethoscope, and so forth for four-year licensure students to be around $600.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take, and must pass, the NCLEX-RN examination to become a Registered Professional Nurse. The program awards a Bachelor of Science nursing degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
In accordance with the mission of the Department of Nursing and the undergraduate program goals and the nine essentials from the Executive Summary of AACN (2008), the baccalaureate curriculum for both the pre-licensure students and registered nurse students provides educational opportunities which will enable the graduate to:
- Discuss how knowledge from the arts, sciences, and humanities applies to the care of individuals and families throughout the health-illness continuum.
- Demonstrate critical thinking in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with diverse populations across the life span.
- Provide culturally competent nursing care to diverse populations in a variety of health care systems.
- Utilize technology and informatics appropriately in professional nursing settings.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with all members of the health care team to promote quality and safe patient care in a variety of health care settings.
- Demonstrate autonomy, integrity, and self assessment as part of developing the professional nursing role.