Endicott College offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing for students without prior educational background in nursing; the College also offers advanced placement programs for RNs interested in earning a Bachelor degree.
The objectives of the baccalaureate program are to educate nurses who:
- Think critically about the health needs and problems of individuals, families and communities throughout the life cycle.
- Use effective communication strategies in professional relationships.
- Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing.
- Assess their own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards, ethical considerations and legal implications.
- Perform therapeutic nursing interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health for diverse clients in a variety of settings, across the health/illness continuum.
- Develop a commitment to life-long learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
The Endicott Nursing program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) which graduates must pass to obtain the initial license to practice nursing as a registered nurse (RN).
The faculty is concerned with assisting the student toward growth and advancement in the dynamic and rapidly changing field of health care. The baccalaureate program provides theoretical components based on the physical, behavioral and biological sciences accompanied by practical clinical application. A strong liberal arts component enhances the student’s ability to understand and influence the individual’s work environment. Clinical nursing courses include extensive clinical experience in such areas as geriatric, medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, and community health nursing.
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 in nursing. The College has articulation agreements with NLNAC-accredited Associate degree programs to facilitate the transition of graduates from those schools to Endicott College.