Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Van Loan Division of Professional Studies - Nursing


Programs

 

 

Nursing (Accelerated Second Bachelor’s Degree) (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)  


Nursing (RN to BSN) (Bachelor of Science Nursing)


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a degree completion program for the student who has a Registered Nurse License that is current and unrestricted.

The mission of the Endicott College School of Nursing is to prepare graduates to practice in a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment, while providing a solid base in liberal education. Curriculum integration of global health care issues and cultural concepts ensure that students can participate in society as educated, culturally competent, and socially responsible individuals who respect others and the environment and who are committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of those assigned to their care. Inherent in this mission is the goal that students remain life-long learners, committed to both personal and professional development.

Endicott College fosters the educational mobility of nurses. The nursing program prepares students for graduate education and provides opportunities for nurses to obtain a Bachelor degree with a major in Nursing. The College has articulation agreements with Associate degree programs to facilitate the transition of graduates from those schools to Endicott.

Accreditation
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.

Transfer Credits for the Undergraduate Nursing Program
For Bachelor degree programs, a maximum of 85 transfer credits from other accredited colleges may be applied to the Endicott Bachelor degree provided the courses fit the curriculum of the major and the degree. Grades of “C” or better may be accepted, and no more than six credits may carry a “C-” grade.

Official transcripts of previous college work, mailed directly to Endicott College from colleges or universities, must be received to transfer credit to Endicott. Students must be matriculated before transfer credits can be added to the Endicott College transcript. To request transfer credit for a Nursing course taken at another institution, the applicant must present a course syllabus for each Nursing course and a transcript from the previous program for evaluation by the Nursing Faculty committee. The applicant may be required to take examination(s) to assess previous learning.

RN students may be awarded toward the Bachelor’s degree program, a maximum of 85 credits in transfer from their associate level degree coursework. If accepted, the nursing credits may fulfill the requirements of: NU 210 Fundamentals of Nursing, NU 211 Care of Adults, NU 316 Psychosocial Nursing, NU 313 Care of Childbearing Families, NU 314 Care of Children, and NU 410 Acute Care Nursing. The remaining credits may be accepted to fulfill other requirements for the BSN.

Promotion and Graduation
Students must achieve a “C+” or better in all Nursing courses and must also maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 each semester in order to progress in the program and be recommended for graduation from the Nursing program.

Please note: The passing grade for a nursing course in this program is a C+. 

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will: 

  • Synthesize knowledge from humanities, science and nursing as a foundation for holistic, safe, patient-centered care throughout the lifespan.
  • Apply knowledge of professional standards, leadership, quaility improvement and patient safety while employing moral, ethical, social and legal conduct to nursing practice. 
  • Incorporate theoretical concepts, nursing process and research in nursing practice to deliver quality care.
  • Integrate information technology to improve quality, patient-centered care.
  • Participate in quality improvement processes understanding healthcare policy and regulatory environments to achieve positive patient health outcomes.
  • Facilitate therapeutic communication with patients and families and collaborate effectively with the interprofessional team.
  • Provide individualized health promotion/illness prevention education and interventions to patients, families, and populations when appropriate.
  • Integrate leadership skills, professional values, continued learning and a caring professional identity.
  • Use critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the nursing discipline across the continuum of healthcare environments.
 

 

Nursing (ABSN) (Bachelor of Science Nursing)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 62


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will: 

  • Synthesize knowledge from humanities, science and nursing as a foundation for holistic, safe, patient-centered care throughout the lifespan.
  • Apply knowledge of professional standards, leadership, quaility improvement and patient safety while employing moral, ethical, social and legal conduct to nursing practice. 
  • Incorporate theoretical concepts, nursing process and research in nursing practice to deliver quality care.
  • Integrate information technology to improve quality, patient-centered care.
  • Participate in quality improvement processes understanding healthcare policy and regulatory environments to achieve positive patient health outcomes.
  • Facilitate therapeutic communication with patients and families and collaborate effectively with the interprofessional team.
  • Provide individualized health promotion/illness prevention education and interventions to patients, families, and populations when appropriate.
  • Integrate leadership skills, professional values, continued learning and a caring professional identity.
  • Use critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the nursing discipline across the continuum of healthcare environments.