The nursing program in St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides a stellar education within the context of our Catholic and Vincentian tradition, which is rich in its perspectives of human dignity, freedom, justice, truth, and respect for the natural world. This is a licensure qualifying program open to applicants with good moral character and demonstrated academic ability.
- Majors and Programs of Study
- Nursing, Bachelor of Science
St. John’s University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Nursingis a four-year program that provides education and instruction to achieve your goal of becoming a registered professional nurse.
The B.S. in Nursing program offers the following:
- individualized student attention fromdistinguished faculty and practicing nurses
- a curriculum that hones the high-level critical thinking skills necessary for the attainment of RN licensure
- preparation for culturally competent practice and leadership in service to the community
- specialized advisement and faculty mentors for guidance and support
- clinical experiences in acute, ambulatory, critical care, and community-based settings
- a newHealth Sciences Centerthat includes modern classrooms, skills labs and common areas for students.
- a state-of-the-art Simulation Center with high-fidelity simulation manikins that provide learning opportunities for students to apply classroom instruction to real-life patient care.
- direct admission from high school
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- College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Program Location
- Queens Campus
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In addition to the University requirements, the following are needed for nursing program consideration.
- official high school transcript(s) with one biology course and one chemistry course
- high school diploma with a minimum GPA>90%
- SAT optional
No transfer students are considered at this time.
For more information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Francine Laterza, Ed.D., R.N., PNP, CNE
Director of Nursing and Associate Professor/Industry Professional
St. Albert Hall, Room 113
In clinical settings
Meet Our Faculty
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow nine percent from 2020 to 2030.
Nursing Clinical Rotations
You will be matched within a network of partner hospitals and healthcare agencies for clinical rotations in your junior and senior years. During your rotation, you will experience specialty nursing care in various healthcare settings supported by the direct supervision of a nursing faculty member in a large teaching hospital or a small community agency.
The nursing faculty comprises experienced nurse educators who are dedicated, nationally recognized, and specialized in their field.
Francine Laterza, Ed.D., R.N., PNP, CNE
- Director, Nursing,
- Associate Professor/Industry Professional
Clinical Health Professions
Meet Our Nursing Students
Through quality teaching, scholarship, and practice, we seek to develop within our students a passion for lifelong learning and service to all, especially those in underserved communities.
Nursing is both an art and a science. It is a learned profession based on an understanding of the human condition across the lifespan, and the relationship of a client with others and within an ever-changing environment. As an art, nursing is concerned with caring for the person from a holistic perspective in a variety of health-related situations.
Nurses play a key role in health promotion and disease prevention. By means of clinical inquiry, research, and an environment that fosters learning and expert practice, we strive to add to the body of knowledge that supports and improves quality nursing care.
Student Learning Outcomes
Informed by the vision to accomplish our mission, and in accordance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)’s The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the nursing curriculum for the undergraduate prelicensure program provides educational opportunities to enable graduates to
- Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the liberal arts and sciences and professional nursing education to provide humanistic, safe, and quality care.
- Apply knowledge and skills of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety in promoting safe, quality care for diverse patients across complex healthcare systems and environments.
- Apply a systematic process consistent with professional standards and evidence-based practice to prevent illness and injury; promote, maintain, and restore client health.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices to facilitate the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
- Advocate for financial and regulatory healthcare policies, processes, and environments that improve the nature and functioning of healthcare delivery systems and ethical and legal accountability in addressing healthcare issues.
- Employ oral and written communication and interprofessional collaboration in providing safe, high-quality care to improve client health outcomes.
- Promote individual and population health by assessing factors that influence health outcomes and apply culturally appropriate health promotion, management, and restoration strategies to diverse populations in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate consistent application of the core values of the profession of nursing and the standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Understand the scope of generalist nursing practice and apply its principles in clinical practice to diverse patients and populations across the lifespan in an everchanging and complex healthcare environment.
The four-year nursing prelicensure program is designed for undergraduate students with no previous experience in professional nursing.
Students in the nursing major are required to complete the following core courses.
|Introduction to Transcultural Nursing
|Health Assessment and Promotion
|Fundamentals of Transcultural Nursing
|Adult/Elder Nursing I
|Pharmacology for Nurses
|Adult/Elder Nursing II
|Maternal Child Nursing
|Principles in Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
|Adult/Elder Nursing III
|Public Health and Community Nursing
|Mental Health Nursing
|Advocacy in aMulticulturalSociety
|Leadership and Management in Nursing
|Senior Clinical Preceptorship
|Transitions and Contemporary Issues
Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.
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