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Nursing, B.S.N.

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at St. Francis College educates leaders who are prepared to practice safely within the technologically advanced and dynamic health care environment of the 21st century.

With brand-new, custom-built labs and learning suites, SFC hones students’ abilities in therapeutic communication, critical thinking, clinical judgment, interprofessional collaboration, leadership and cultural competency.

Graduates of the Nursing B.S.N. program go on to secure employment at some of the most prestigious institutions around the country, and SFC Nursing graduates from the class of 2021 achieved an 88.52% NCLEX-RN pass rate, exceeding both national and New York State averages.

Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.

CENTERED AROUND STUDENT SUCCESS

Nursing students at SFC benefit from comprehensive support and competitive resources to ensure they will find success after graduation. Some highlights include:

  • Professional advisor in the Center for Student Success and the Nursing Department
  • NCLEX intensive test preparation
  • ATI test prep, skills assessment, and study guides
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art, custom-built campus featuring nursing simulation lab with ultra modern equipment opening Fall 2022 semester
  • Licensed Nursing faculty, NPs, DNPs, and PhDs

Additionally, all St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead toward a senior thesis.

The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.

OUTCOMES AND CONNECTIONS

The Nursing program also emphasizes the critical thinking, cultural knowledge, and strong communication skills that are required to be a successful and committed nurse practitioner who is serving a diverse community.

CURRICULUM

NURSING BSN | 133 CREDITS

The philosophy of the Department of Nursing views nursing as an art and a science consistent with the Franciscan tradition of St. Francis College. The Philosophy emphasizes teaching through partnership to prepare future nurse leaders. This is demonstrated through a commitment to the teaching/learning environment, with the belief that nursing education should include the traditions of teaching, research, and service to meet the demands of a global society.

The full curriculum can be found here.

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