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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Major - Four Year Nursing Licensure

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The four-year nursing licensure program is designed for an undergraduate student with no previous experience in professional nursing.  The program emphasis is on transcultural nursing, preparing the graduates of the program to work in a wide variety of settings to provide culturally sensitive care to clients.

Nazareth College is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and registered by the New York State Education Department. Nazareth College offers a broad range of courses in the liberal arts, humanities, nursing, and the sciences to help you achieve educational and professional goals. At Nazareth, you will acquire the breadth of knowledge that characterizes the well-educated professional, so you will be prepared to face the needs of a changing society and obtain a leadership position in the health care field.

All potential nursing students must meet the general college admission requirements. Students should also demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and science. Students in their first two years of study must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of C in all required nursing major courses. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to progress in the nursing major. The College reserves the right to withdraw a student whose level of achievement, clinical practice, health or conduct constitutes a risk to self or others.

The Nursing Department estimates the specific costs for uniforms, shoes, stethoscope etc. for four-year licensure students to be between $150 and $200.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination. The program awards a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Required Courses for Nursing Major - Four Year Nursing Licensure

In addition to all the core courses listed above, all pre-licensure students are required to take the following courses:

Credit by Challenge Examination

Credit for the following requirements may be given by challenge examination for students with LPN licensure:

Nursing Senior Experience

The senior experience for both the pre-licensure students and the registered nursing majors consists of seminars, projects and a departmental comprehensive examination in which majors examine the impact of their baccalaureate education on themselves as liberally educated persons, as members of the nursing profession, and as members of a global society. The goals of the senior experience are twofold: 1) to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and interactive skills as liberally-educated professional nurses; and 2) to analyze the interconnections among health, nursing, the liberal arts and the humanities, especially from the core areas of the Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Literature, History, Fine Arts, Mathematics and Social Sciences.

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