Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Nursing


School of Nursing

At the Endicott College School of Nursing, we strive to instill in students an appreciation for the professional role of the nurse intertwined with a liberal studies core to create a knowledgeable, resourceful, compassionate and competent nurse of the future. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Within the School of Nursing, this takes place in our seven semester-long clinical courses and the Senior Internship experience in the community or acute care setting.

Our students have an excellent reputation enabling them to be employed throughout the Boston area-as well as other parts of the country-in a variety of settings and specialties. We have roughly 60 top-tier hospital affiliates, allowing students to get the very best hands-on clinical experience necessary for a successful career in nursing.

To achieve the College’s vision for the total development of the individual, with a focus on inclusivity, diversity and equality, the School of Nursing fosters international awareness and global citizenship through short-and long-term study abroad options and a sense of community through local volunteer opportunities. The moral and ethical development of students is an integral part of our program as this is the basis of the nursing profession.

We believe that a well-balanced individual leads to a well-balanced nurse. We encourage our students to participate in the many extracurricular and athletic activities offered at Endicott. We support students to increase their knowledge, gain self-confidence, strengthen their professional skills, and live lives open to change.

School of Nursing Mission Statement

The mission of the Endicott College School of Nursing reflects that of the college, to prepare graduates to practice in a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment with 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 that the student will remain a self-learner throughout the 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 will provide the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills, leadership skills, scholarship, ethical reasoning, and therapeutic communication skills.  Endicott College School of Nursing is dedicated to educating the nurse of the future with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide quality and safe patient-centered, care in a diverse healthcare environment.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).  

The master’s 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

The Endicott College Student Nurses’ Association is a student-led group that promotes leadership and mentorship among nursing students, plans social events, participates in community service, and works to build a relationship with the greater North Shore community. Students may choose to become members of the National Student Nurses Association. Membership in this professional organization exposes students to many facets of the nursing profession through conferences, journals, and service activities.

Clinical Education Experiences

The School of Nursing focuses on the critical application of knowledge by bridging the classroom to clinical experiences. Our clinical faculty are experts in their area of clinical practice and are professional mentors to our students. They are knowledgeable of the curriculum and maintain strong connections with the Director of Clinical Education and the Clinical Coordinator.  Clinical nursing courses include extensive clinical experience in such areas as geriatric, medical-surgical, critical care, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, and community health nursing. The use of Clinical Simulation is one of many hands-on strategies that we use to enhance students’ clinical judgment and handling of real-life situations and this is done in our state of the art and newly renovated nursing laboratories and Simulation Center which are equipped with high-fidelity simulation mannequins. The Senior Internship provides a path for transition into practice. This broad exposure to the field of nursing and the opportunity to work independently with a nurse preceptor gives our graduates a competitive edge in the job market.

Selected Clinical Affiliations

To ensure strong clinical placements, Endicott has formed affiliations with all the large teaching hospitals in Boston and the surrounding communities which include; Beverly Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Mass General Brigham, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Lawrence General Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, MacLean Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Associated Home Care, Beverly Health Department, The Herrick House Assisted Living, Hospice of the North Shore, Lynn Community Health Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, as well as visiting nurse associations’ and public school systems throughout the North Shore.