The mission of Endicott’s School of Nursing is to prepare graduates to practice in a complex and ever-changing health care environment while providing a solid base in liberal education. Curriculum integration of global healthcare issues and cultural concepts will ensure that students can participate in society as educated, culturally competent, and socially responsible individuals who respect others and the environment and who are accountable to protect and promote the well-being of those assigned to their care. Inherent in this mission is the goal that students will remain self-learners throughout their lifespan, committed to both personal and professional development.
Preparation for practice is based on evidence-based theoretical knowledge and structured, supervised clinical instruction. The educational process incorporates the student as an active participant in the care of the patient, with an emphasis on patient centeredness, quality, and safety. Through the use of innovative teaching approaches and technology, a collaborative and interactive classroom environment is created in which students are encouraged to become self-learners, responsible for the depth and breadth of their acquired knowledge. The professional standards of nursing provide the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills, leadership skills, ethical reasoning, and therapeutic communication skills. The school is dedicated to educating the nurse of the future with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide patient-centered, quality, and safe care in a diverse healthcare environment.
In the School of Nursing, clinical education experiences in a variety of settings provide students with the work experience other students might gain through internships. Nursing students in the bachelor’s program take a nursing course that includes a laboratory and/or clinical experience every semester from their sophomore year through their senior year, with a full-semester internship experience in the senior year.
The nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. 404-975-5000
National Student Nursing Association
Nursing students have an opportunity to become members of the National Student Nurses Association at Endicott College. Membership in this professional organization exposes students to many facets of the nursing profession through conferences, journals, and service activities. Students may also be selected for Sigma Theta Tau, a national honor society for nursing.
Clinical Education Experiences
Clinical nursing courses allow students to apply what they learn in class in a clinical/lab setting on a weekly basis throughout the semester. In addition, students have opportunities to work independently with a nurse preceptor during their senior internship experience. Clinical settings vary widely depending on the course objectives. Clinical sites might include schools, home care agencies, clinics, public health departments, adult day care programs, and wellness centers, as well as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and long term care facilities. Our nursing laboratories are equipped with high-fidelity simulation mannequins to enhance students’ learning associated with clinical education.
Selected Clinical Affiliations
To ensure strong clinical placements, Endicott has formed affiliations with several agencies, some of which include Anna Jaques, BayRidge, Beverly, Brigham and Women’s, Children’s, Holy Family, Lawrence Memorial, Lawrence General, Lynn Union, Massachusetts General, Melrose-Wakefield, Merrimcak Valley, North Shore Medical, Salem and Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Associated Home Care, Beverly Health Department, Herrick House, Hospice of the North Shore, Kindred Hospital Boston North Shore, Lahey Clinic, Lynn Community Health Center, Seacoast Nursing and Retirement Center, Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, VNA Danvers/Gloucester, Beverly, Gloucester and Newbury Public Schools.