Chairperson: Dr. Mary Maher, Ph.D., R.N.; Professors: Friedman, Ph.D., R.N.; Associate Professor: Carr-Warner, Ph.D., R.N., Maher, Ph.D., R.N.; Assistant Professors: Bell, Ed.D., R.N., Carmody-Payne, Ed.D., R.N., Dimitroff, Ph.D., R.N., Reid, Ed.D., R.N.; Clinical Assistant Professors: Capellazzi, M.S., R.N., Chernak, M.S., R.N, Forth, M.S., R.N., O’Brien, M.S., R.N.
The mission of the baccalaureate nursing program, for both the pre-licensure students and the registered nurse students, is to prepare professional nurse generalists who provide culturally congruent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities in and across all environments by application of a transcultural nursing framework. These nurses will possess a broad knowledge of the humanities and of the biological and social sciences, as well as an in-depth knowledge of nursing with a readiness for graduate study.
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the baccalaureate nursing program provides opportunities for students to work with patients from diverse cultures in all stages of life. Nazareth College offers two programs for those seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing:
- A four-year licensure-qualifying program that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN).
- An LPN to Bachelor of Science degree that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN).
- An upper-division Bachelor of Science degree for RNs who have associate degrees or diplomas in nursing.
Students enrolling in the four-year licensure-qualifying program will acquire clinical experience in a variety of acute, ambulatory, long-term care, and community-based settings. In some upper-level courses, four-year licensure students and RN students follow the same program.
The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing provides registered nurses who have earned a diploma or associate degree with an opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate nursing degree in a program closely articulated with their previous educational and clinical experiences. Courses are specifically designed to build on previously acquired knowledge and skills.