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2020-2021 Professional Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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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.

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+. 

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the Rn to BSN program should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

  • Completed undergraduate application;

  • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
  • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
  • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
  • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
  • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 6 Endicott credits.

Additional Admission Requirements for the R.N. to B.S. in Nursing:

  • Official transcript of the Associate of Science or comparable course- work that led to the registered nurse license;
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better from an ACEN accredited associate’s degree program or diploma is required.
  • Current unrestricted Nursing license

Note: Applicants who did not graduate from an accredited program must complete proficiency examinations prior to enrollment in nursing courses. Applicants may complete either the ACT/PEP Examinations, Adult Nursing, Maternal/ Child Health in Nursing, Baccalaureate and Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing with a standard score of 45 or better on each exam OR the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (ACE) II RN-BSN: Care of the Adult Client, Care of the Client During Childbearing and Care of the Child or, Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder, with a decision score of 75 or better on each exam.

International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

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.

Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

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