University of Scranton
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nurse Anesthetist - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs Adult Health Nursing - Master's degree
BSN Program Details
The Nursing program reflects a curriculum that is responsive to health-care needs of society. The purpose of the baccalaureate program is to prepare beginning professional nurses, who as generalists possess clinical competence to function in various settings. Education for the role of the nurse includes an emphasis on patient-centered care, preparation to function as members of an interdisciplinary health-care team, the use of evidence in practice, quality improvement and informatics. The graduate is prepared to deliver nursing-care services to individuals, families, communities and populations as well as participate in the advancement of the nursing profession through contributions to practice, education and administration. Maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice is developed through experiences that emphasize principles of leadership, professional ethics, social justice and health-care advocacy. The baccalaureate program provides a foundation for graduate education in nursing.
High school graduates are admitted as freshmen into the program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Total class enrollment is limited in consideration of educational and clinical resources. The curriculum can be completed in eight regular semesters of full-time study or four academic years.