It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College's Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.
Cutting Edge Labs, The Latest Nursing Trends
Nursing is among the fastest-growing professions in the United States. With two floors of brand new science labs and robotic simulators that mimic unlimited ailments, your training puts you in a great position to advance in the field of Nursing.
An aging population means more demand for nurses and our location in New York City puts you in the perfect position to access to those jobs.
Now with two programs to choose from:
Graduates of the St. Francis College Nursing Program go on to careers at many of the best hospitals and health care institutions in New York and nationally. Our well-rounded program prepares graduates to become:
- Nurse practitioners
- Clinical specialists
- Nurse educators
St. Francis students are accepted into top nursing graduate programs, including Columbia University Teacher's College, Long Island University, New York University, Pace University, and SUNY Downstate.
For First-time Freshmen and Transfers
The BS in Nursing is open to qualified high school graduates interested in preparing for the NCLEX Exam (BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Program). The program includes two years of required course work and two years of experiential work in a real world environment as well as with state-of-the-art medical simulators.
The Pre-Licensure Nursing Program is open to students interested in full-time study only.
RN to BS
The RN to BS program offers a Bachelor of Science degree to qualified transfer students with a valid New York State RN license. Flexible scheduling allows for full- or part-time study. In fact, the program is designed for nurses who wish to keep working while continuing their education, and courses are scheduled to best fit the time commitments of working nurses.
St. Francis is registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In addition to a nursing curriculum, Students gain valuable knowledge and skills in liberal arts and sciences through courses focused on mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, advanced writing, and oral communication.
The mission of the department of Nursing is consistent with the overall mission of the College—to promote the development of the whole person by integrating a liberal arts education with pre-professional programs designed to prepare nurses for the rigors of an increasingly technological and globalized marketplace and society. The department’s mission encompasses the Franciscan and Catholic traditions that underpin its commitment to academic excellence, spiritual and moral values, physical fitness, social responsibility, and life-long learning. These traditions include The Franciscan tradition of service, equality, aesthetics, freedom, honor, dignity, justice, and truth that are demonstrated within the context of professional nursing standards at the baccalaureate level (AACN Baccalaureate Essentials; ANA Stan-dards of Clinical Nursing Practice) to build a foundation of knowledge that will contribute to the development of the nursing profession as well as society as a whole.
The Nursing program is registered with the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The St. Francis College Healthy Habits Club and Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the Third Annual Healthcare Entrepreneur Hackathon April 21, 2017 which featured research presentations by students as well as entrepreneurial pitches by students looking to introduce their ideas into the health care marketplace.
Continuing a new tradition at St. Francis College, more than 60 future nurses, the largest class ever at the College, were welcomed into the four-year Nursing BSN program at the Third Annual Nursing White Coat Ceremony with a Keynote Address by State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Friday, February 3.
Students coming from families with low incomes have a great chance of making it big if they attend St. Francis College, writes the New York Times in an assessment of a major new report conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project.
Earning a spot in the St. Francis College Nursing Program while also being President of the Model U.N. Club shows that junior Saskia Hosein '18 knows how to balance her school work. But SFCTV Reporter Vann Brewer '17 tells us, Saskia is also a success on an international scale.
Valedictorian Christine Muraco '17, Commencement Speaker Evelyn Wolfe, Interim President Timothy Houlihan and the Winter Commencement Class of 2017 made for an amazing day January 9, 2017 as they rang in the new year with almost 100 new graduates of St. Francis College.
The student who successfully completes the Nursing program is able to:
- Integrate knowledge from bio/psycho/social/spiritual dimensions in caring for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Apply the nursing process in the delivery of culturally competent nursing care.
- Apply principles of leadership and management in caring for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for individual nursing actions.
- Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
- Analyze research findings and technological advances for their applicability to clinical practice.
- Analyze national and international health policy initiatives for their impact on service, equality, aesthetics, freedom, human dignity, justice, and health of populations.
- Critically analyze the rationale for the nursing care provided.
- Incorporate the Franciscan tradition of service, equality, aesthetics, freedom, honor, dignity, justice, and truth into daily nursing practice.
- Recognize the legal and ethical health policy ramifications central to the delivery of health care.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of nursing care.