Saint Joseph College
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Saint Joseph College R.N. to B.S. in Nursing with a Multicultural Health Concentration is a unique degree-completion program for graduates of the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program.
The R.N. to B.S. in Nursing with a Multicultural Health concentration will prepare you for nursing in a multicultural world. You will gain knowledge and skills for professional advancement and the ability to:
-Assess and respond to cultural factors related to health
-Alleviate health disparities and improve health outcomes among diverse populations
-Apply cultural competencies as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
-Promote National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS Standards)
-Communicate in Spanish with beginning-level proficiency
BSN Program Details
Traditional Baccalaureate Program:
-For high school graduates and college transfer students
-No previous education in nursing is necessary
-Formal admission to the major occurs in the fall semester of the sophomore year
-Progression in the nursing major requires a minimum of a 2.33 GPA in nursing courses during sophomore, junior and senior years.
MSN Program Details
The Master's Program in Nursing at Saint Joseph College with its strong humanistic and clinical focus was first offered in 1985. The first class of Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialists graduated in 1988. Subsequently, two programs have been added: Family Nurse Practitioner and, most recently, Nurse Educator. Additionally, in keeping with professional changes, the Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist program has evolved to be a nurse practitioner program.
With a philosophy based on caring, the Master's program has retained its humanities and clinical orientation and includes a high level of scholarship when most other nursing Master's programs have followed the current curricular trend that emphasizes the biomedical and technological aspects of nursing. Graduates from the Master's program emerge as independent practitioners with a greatly expanded understanding of the world of patients and their families.