La Salle University
1900 West Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
La Salle University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares its graduates to qualify for the state board nursing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered professional nurses and to practice as members of the nursing profession. The four-year, full-time, 122-credit program leading to the BSN provides the student with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and biological sciences in preparation for 12 nursing major courses, eight of which include clinical practice components in a variety of health care settings. The goal of the B.S.N. program is to enable the graduate to provide professional nursing care which includes health promotion and maintenance, illness care, restoration, rehabilitation, and health counseling and education based on knowledge derived from nursing theory and research.
La Salle's B.S.N. program provides the opportunity to refine critical thinking skills, to strengthen one's self concept as a person, to develop as a member of the nursing profession, to set a course for self-directed learning and independent action, and to prepare for graduate study in nursing. The program is designed for students entering from high school who have selected nursing as a career, transfer students, adult students who are seeking a second undergraduate degree or career change, and students who have completed liberal arts/science pre-nursing requirements.
MSN Program Details
Master of Science in Nursing:
• Adult Health and Illness Clinical Nurse Specialist
(with option for gerontological clinical nurse specialist)
• Clinical Nurse Leader
• Nursing Administration
• Nursing Administration / MBA
• Nursing Administration prior MBA)
• Nurse Anesthetist
• Primary Care of Adults-Nurse Practitioner
• Primary Care of Families-Nurse Practitioner
• Public Health Nursing
• RN to MSN Bridge Program
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP Program at La Salle University has a strong clinical practice component with access to practice environments that provide opportunities for knowledge and skill development. The curriculum includes an extensive practice immersion. The capstone project, an important requirement evidencing student expertise, is a practice-application. Students will attend classes scheduled in a cohort style. DNP students must complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of post baccalaureate clinical practice supervised by preceptors. DNP students are required to do a minimum of 500 hours of precepted clinical practicum during the DNP program, even if they document 1000 hours or more of precepted clinical practicum in their MSN program, or post MSN work. Students entering the program with APRN certification but with fewer than 500 clinical hours will require an individualized plan of study.
An electronic portfolio is required of students to:
-provide opportunities for developing individualized learning goals and reflecting on personal progress;
-document profiles related to specific educational and professional activities; and,
-to serve as a written trajectory of educational accomplishments