St. Joseph's College Introduces Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be introduced to both the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses for the 2015 fall semester.

Students gaining first-hand experience in an SJC nursing skills lab.

Students gaining first-hand experience in an SJC nursing skills lab.

Preparing the next generation of nurses to be the future leaders of the health care industry is one of our greatest responsibilities.

St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to introduce a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to its undergraduate programs on both its Brooklyn and Long Island campuses for the 2015 fall semester.

“Preparing the next generation of nurses to be the future leaders of the health care industry is one of our greatest responsibilities," said Florence Jerdan, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Department of Nursing at SJC. “We are excited to introduce this new program that will provide students with all of the knowledge and essential tools to ensure they are successful in their careers.”

The B.S. in Nursing was designed to prepare SJC students for careers as registered professional nurses. The program will include the use of sophisticated patient simulation and skills labs to enhance student learning and provide opportunities to gain practice before their first clinical experience in the hospital setting by developing psychomotor skills, critical thinking skills and clinical reasoning essential to nursing practice. The program will also provide a supportive and caring environment for students to learn, practice and refine skills needed to function in the clinical setting.

For completion, the program will require a minimum of 128 credits with several required courses including: Nursing Leadership and Management, Concepts of Pharmacology, Nursing Care of Child Bearing Families and Nursing Informatics. In addition, the students will participate in an intensive, supervised clinical experience with a preceptor in a selected health care agency and faculty-directed clinical seminars.

SJC was recently awarded more than $640,000 in grant funding from the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) for expansion of the new nursing program and construction of simulation and skills labs on the Long Island Campus.

For more information about the B.S. in Nursing at SJC, contact the Office of Admissions in Brooklyn at 718.940.5800 or Long Island at 631.687.4500.

ABOUT ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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