Endicott offers a bachelor’s program in nursing for students without prior educational background in nursing as well as advanced placement programs for RNs interested in earning a bachelor’s degree. The undergraduate 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.
The faculty members in the nursing programs assist students 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, critical care, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric, and community health nursing.
Endicott fosters the educational mobility of nurses. The nursing program prepares students for graduate education and provides opportunities for nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The College has articulation agreements with NLNAC-accredited associate’s degree programs to facilitate the transition of graduates from those schools to Endicott College.