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.
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.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analytic skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse about the health needs and problems of diverse individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
• Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing to promote health of individuals, families, groups and the community.
• Utilize research findings in nursing practice.
• Promote the rights of individuals, families, groups and the communities in relation to professional practice standards, ethical considerations and legal implications of the nursing profession.
• Effectively communicate in oral and written form within the conventions of the discipline of nursing.
• Utilize technology to provide client centered care in diverse health care settings.
• Implement nursing and related theories and research in nursing practice to perform therapeutic nursing interventions to prevent illness, promote, maintain and restore health for diverse clients in a variety of settings across the health/illness continuum.
• Develop a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
• Integrate leadership and management skills while promoting the professional role of nursing and the delivery of quality health care within the health care system.
• Provide culturally competent care in the care of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.
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 39 credits in transfer from their associate level degree coursework. If accepted, these credits may fulfill the requirements of: NU 210 Fundamentals of Nursing, NU 211 Care of Adults, NU 311 Psychosocial Nursing, NU 313 Care of Childbearing Families, NU 314 Care of Children, and NU 410 Acute Care Nursing.
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.