The Nursing Science Program offers a four‑semester curriculum, which provides a balance of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Nursing. The nursing courses assist students in gaining the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to nursing practice in a variety of settings. Graduates of this program are prepared to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.) Successful completion of the licensing examination qualifies the graduate to assume a beginning staff nurse position in a hospital/agency.
Student Learning Outcomes (FM-Program Learning Outcomes)
- Apply concepts from the humanities, arts, and sciences to the art and science of nursing
- Utilize critical thinking through the problem solving approach of the nursing process to deliver safe and effective care to individuals, families, and communities
- Utilize therapeutic communication skills in maintaining relationships with individuals, families, and paraprofessionals
- Be technically competent entry-level practitioner
- Demonstrate moral, ethical, and legal principles of professionalism
- Function as a beginning level practitioner on an interdisciplinary team to deliver health care to individuals, families, and communities
Accreditation: This program is approved by the New York State Education Department and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The AD Nursing Program is seeking national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.; the program is a candidate for this accreditation with the expectation of obtaining national accreditation in 2015. Information regarding ACEN Accreditation may be found at their web site: www.acenursing.org. ACEN is located at: Accreditation for Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone: (404) 975-5000.