About the Undergraduate Nursing Program
The Westminster College Nursing program is known for its excellence. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing degree through a traditional course of study or complete our RN to BS program. The program is designed to accommodate beginning undergraduate students, transfer students, and students seeking a second degree. What they all have in common is a desire to enter a dynamic profession that is exciting and touches people at the most important times in their lives. Nurses make a difference - every day.
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- Excellent regional and national reputation. US News & World Reports identifies Westminster College as a "Best Value" for a quality education at a reasonable cost.
- Outstanding NCLEX pass rates.
- Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Nursing courses grounded in the liberal arts.
- Areas of nursing study include pediatrics, critical care, obstetrics, community health, leadership/management, gerontology, psychiatric and medical/surgical nursing.
- State-of-the-art facilities including pediatric and adult human simulator laboratories.
- Westminster graduates are in high demand by employers in diverse healthcare settings.
- Provide professional nursing care based on knowledge derived from theory and research.
- Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, life, physical sciences, social sciences, the arts, and humanities in the domains of professional nursing practice.
- Apply the nursing process to provide nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness of their own nursing practice.
- Influence the quality of nursing and healthcare within practice settings through the use of leadership skills, management concepts, and knowledge of the political system.
- Evaluate research to determine the applicability of research findings in the domains of professional nursing practice.
- Collaborate with other healthcare providers and members of the general public in promoting the health and wellbeing of people throughout the life cycle.
- Incorporate professional values with the ethical, moral, and legal aspects in the domains of professional nursing practice.
- Recognize the health needs of today's society and function in a changing healthcare delivery system.
- Apply critical thinking skills in personal and professional transitional situations.
You will have clinical experiences in leading healthcare delivery systems, hospitals, clinics and community settings. You will also be exposed to high-tech equipment, hands-on procedures, and state-of-the-art information technology. Most valuable of all is the experience you will have giving direct care to patients and their families at times when they are the most vulnerable and in need of your expertise.
The Westminster College School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to prepare you to meet the challenges of one of the most rigorous and rewarding professions you can possibly have. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success and will provide the academic support to help you achieve your professional goals.
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