The baccalaureate program in nursing is designed to prepare men and women to become professional registered nurses. Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the State Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and obtain an entry level position in medical, surgical, geriatric, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric-mental health or community nursing in a variety of settings: hospitals, home health care, clinics, community health agencies, hospices or the armed services.
The program is approved by the RI State Board of Nurse Registration and Nurse Education and is accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE).
Nursing is a creative profession that provides for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and care of patients. The curriculum integrates the humanities and the physical and social sciences with nursing courses. Students begin nursing courses during their freshman year with our first nursing course, Professional Practice in Health and Illness.