The mission of St. Francis College to provide a high quality private college education at affordable tuition continues to earn attention and accolades as Forbes names St. Francis to its newly revealed list of America's Best Value Colleges.
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).
Applications are now being accepted for the Chi Beta Phi Science Honor Society.
They come from New York City and around the world; St. Francis College students and faculty who work together for the common goal of improving themselves and the world around them.
A new Honor Society comes to St. Francis College and with it, the opportunity for students to apply for research grants and present their work at national conventions.
The largest incoming class of students admitted to St. Francis College's undergraduate nursing program were honored at the Fourth Annual Nursing White Coat Ceremony, on February 2.
In a deeply personal address with anecdotes about his family and an exploration of the mission of college education in the modern day, St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz laid out an ambitious plan setting the College on a path of growth and transformation.
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.