Offered in a one- or two-year sequence, the program prepares nurses to provide the necessary leadership to advance quality of care, patient safety and health services in an evolving health care system. Some program features are:
- Student-centered and user-friendly distance learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses to attend school while maintaining employment.
- Offered in a one- or two-year cohort format to ensure cost-effectiveness as well as facilitate achievement of learning outcomes.
- Relevant coursework that builds on the licensed RN’s previous education and experience without redundancy while mirroring the current traditional BS nursing program curriculum.
- Graduates report high satisfaction with overall program, calling it a "transformational" experience.
Fully equipped health assessment, nursing skills, and simulation labs. Individualized teaching, coaching, and practice opportunities provided by faculty and teaching assistants from our graduate student body.
School of Nursing Simulation technology which features state-of-the-art patient simulators in a virtual operating room that is connected to patient monitors, and one utilized to simulate ambulatory and acute nursing situations.
The Center for Nursing Research (CNR), which houses a research library and is a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms. The CNR also facilitates research experiences for undergraduate and Honors College Students.
A wide range of educational technology to which students have access, including a wide variety of health-care databases, computer assisted instruction, and electronic mail.
The faculty in the undergraduate program are expert practitioners of nursing, all having advanced preparation in their fields of specialization. Many have achieved national and international recognition. Faculty are actively engaged in research, making significant contributions to nursing science and theory. Among the honors that have been awarded to faculty members include the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and election to office in the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Many faculty have the distinction of holding certification as expert clinical practitioners awarded by professional associations that promote and recognize only the highest standards of nursing excellence.
Please visit the Rehabilitation Science department website for additional information about our faculty.