Delaware State University
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
Public Health/Community Nursing - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
BSN Program Details
Delaware State’s undergraduate nursing degree program features smaller, more intimate classes than most nursing schools, with an unusually high degree of face-to-face interaction between instructors and students. We also use more advanced technology than any other nursing degree program in Delaware. Our nursing students work in “smart” classrooms and simulation labs, getting hands-on experience with PDAs, electronic medication carts, computerized monitors, and other high-tech tools of the nursing profession.
Above all, the undergraduate nursing degree emphasizes real-world experience and direct community involvement. Students participate in field work at public clinics, schools, assisted-living facilities, and other health care sites. They gain the skills, confidence, and communication ability to excel in this rapidly growing field.
MSN Program Details
The Department of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree. This program is designed to enhance the graduate’s knowledge and background in evidence based nursing, health policy, finance, health disparities and health promotion. The graduate of this program will have the option of taking the certifying examination to become a Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist after completing the required number of practicum hours. The program also prepares the graduate to become an educator in Staff Education, Community Health, or in higher education. This is a dynamic program that looks to the future to identify where health care is going and addresses those changes within the MSN Program. The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The graduate program prepares a graduate who will:
-Provide primary health care including health promotion and disease prevention in order to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities in all multicultural groups across the life span.
-Develop collaborative relationships with other health care providers to improve quality of care and access to health care for diverse and underserved populations.
-Function as expert clinicians in managing both acute and chronic bio-psycho-social health problems to individuals, families and communities in a variety of community health settings.
-Utilize research findings, evidence-based practice strategies, technology, and creativity to improve the delivery and outcome of health care and nursing education.
-Use ethical principles, standards of safe advanced nursing practice and caring relationships to promote health and/or a dignified death.
-Stimulate change within the profession and improve management of the health care delivery system by addressing legal and economic policies; psychosocial, cultural, and environmental factors that affect population based health care.
-Use principles and theories of pedagogy and andragogy to plan and facilitate effective teaching and learning strategies.
-Exhibit responsibility and accountability for continuing personal and professional growth.