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RN to BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing is a degree completion program for the student who has a Registered Nurse License that is current and unrestricted.
The mission of the Endicott College School of Nursing is to prepare graduates to practice in a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment, while providing a solid base in liberal education. Curriculum integration of global health care issues and cultural concepts ensure that students can participate in society as educated, culturally competent, and socially responsible individuals who respect others and the environment and who are committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of those assigned to their care. Inherent in this mission is the goal that students remain life-long learners, committed to both personal and professional development.
Endicott College fosters the educational mobility of nurses. The nursing program prepares students for graduate education and provides opportunities for nurses to obtain a Bachelor degree with a major in Nursing. The College has articulation agreements with NLNAC-accredited Associate degree programs to facilitate the transition of graduates from those schools to Endicott College.
BSN Program Details
The objectives of the baccalaureate program are to educate nurses who:
-Think critically about the health needs and problems of individuals, families and communities throughout the life cycle.
-Use effective communication strategies in professional relationships.
-Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing.
-Assess their own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards, ethical
-considerations and legal implications.
-Perform therapeutic nursing interventions to promote, maintain and restore health for diverse clients in a variety of settings, across the health/illness continuum.
-Develop a commitment to life-long learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
The faculty is concerned with assisting the student toward growth and advancement in the dynamic and rapidly changing field of health care. The baccalaureate program provides theoretical components based on the physical, behavioral and biological sciences accompanied by practical clinical application. A strong liberal arts component enhances the student's ability to understand and influence the individual's work environment. Clinical nursing courses include extensive clinical experience in such areas as geriatric, medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, and community health nursing.
The Endicott Nursing program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) which graduates must pass to obtain the initial license to practice nursing as a registered nurse (RN). Persons with a court record or past conviction should check with the Board of Registration in Nursing in the state in which they plan to work to determine if their court record will be a barrier to eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse. Once licensed, graduates are then able to be employed in a variety of settings such as community health agencies, schools, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science (MS) Program in Nursing is a 33 credit program designed to provide registered nurses with a knowledge base about nursing theory, research, education and leadership. The student will acquire advanced knowledge of the scope of practice for academic nurse educators or nursing administrators; develop collaborative relationships with other discipline professionals in the role of an advanced master's prepared educator or administrator. The student will; achieve competencies in nursing research, education or administration, and acquire a foundation for doctoral studies. The courses emphasize individual and group learning. The curriculum will highlight the current trends in evidence-based practice, integrate the NLN (2005) Core Competencies for Nurse Educators and the American Nursing Association (ANA, 2004) Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrator, and the essential core content for all master's educated nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 1996).
The Master of Science program consists of 10 courses for a total of 33 credits. Students take six core courses, and then select a concentration consisting of four courses in either education or administration. Students must complete the program prerequisite requirements, if applicable, before enrolling in a graduate-level course. A graduate who enters the proposed program with the prerequisites completed is expected to be able to complete the MS core and concentration courses in less than 18 months if taking two-three 6 week courses per semester as well as courses during the January and first summer session.
Courses are offered as hybrid courses, a mix of in class and online learning. The classroom instruction component will be offered in the evening and on weekends at the Beverly campus.
The sequence of nursing courses is based on an arrangement to build from existing knowledge to move students through the core courses and nursing education or administration requirements. Within this framework students will be assessed on their individual knowledge through tests, papers and projects, as well as through collaborative small and large group class efforts. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade average of 3.0 during their program of study. Students will be required to pass an internship in their selected field of choice and submit at the completion of this program an electronic portfolio to assess their comprehensive understanding of program course and practicum work. Program evaluations will be conducted by students at the completion of their coursework.