A full house of current nursing students learned important career advice from recent graduates, St. Francis College professors, and visiting nurses at a panel on Nursing Careers hosted by the SFC Nursing Club on November 6, 2017.
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, 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).
What began with a walk to bridge the tuition gap, continued on Giving Tuesday with a full day of appreciation for St. Francis College benefactors, and a major e-campaign and phone-a-thon. One week later, St. Francis College is proud to announce that the Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $150,000 dollars from more than 500 donors, a new high water mark for a day meant to refocus the holiday season on helping others.
While students are still getting used to their new schedule, they received some reaffirming news about the decision they made to attend St. Francis College, as U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Francis on 5 Best lists for the 2018 year including Best Regional Colleges in the North, Least Debt, and Best in Ethnic Diversity
With a new president ready to begin the school year, St. Francis College heads into the Labor Day weekend with an honor from Washington Monthly magazine, named for a second year in a row as a Best Bang for the Buck among colleges in the northeast.
St. Francis College is pleased to announce Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz as the 19th President in the College's 160 year history.
Every year Forbes offers prospective college students and their parents a way to find the best colleges for their money, and every year St. Francis College is offered as one of the choices. With the release of the 2017 rankings, St. Francis has now been ranked one of America's Top Colleges all 10 years that Forbes has published the list.
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.