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The College of Saint Elizabeth's new four-year, pre-licensure BSN program* is on track to launch in fall 2018. In support of the expanded programming, CSE nursing students will experience a state-of-the-art clinical skills and diagnostics center which will include high fidelity simulation, 14 examination bays, and a patient simulation room with an adjacent faculty observation area.

The incoming 2018 undergraduate cohort will apply to be admitted to the nursing major at the end of their first year in spring, 2019.

* The new program has been approved and granted provisional accreditation by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Full accreditation is only granted once the first cohort of students complete the degree and meet the State Board's criterion for NCLEX licensure passing rate.


Mission and Values

In support of the mission and core values of CSE, the Nursing Program is committed to the education of nurses to become leaders prepared through scholarship and critical inquiry to offer the highest quality nursing care. The Nursing Program fosters the development of leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others.

The faculty in the Nursing Program believe that the professional nurse has three major leadership roles: client advocate, change agent, and advocate for the profession. Our current nursing students are prepared for these professional roles, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, through a curriculum with a strong multi-disciplinary approach.

The Nursing Program prepares students for continued lifelong learning and leadership. Our commitment to the practice of nursing is reflected in the curriculum with emphasis on critical thinking and communication skills, ethical decision-making, and a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice.

The nursing curriculum prepares students to promote, maintain and restore health to patients in a variety of settings. The campus' proximity to several urban centers affords students the opportunity to work with under-served populations and experience, first-hand, the need for health equity and the challenges for population-based wellness within these communities.


Admission

Students apply to major in the pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program at the end of the spring semester of the freshman year. The requirements for admission to the four-year BSN program include:

  • Completed application for the nursing program;
  • A one-page personal statement of the student's motivation for becoming a nurse;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  • A minimum grade of C+ in all prerequisite courses required for the nursing major;
  • Repetition of any single prerequisite course required for the major cannot be attempted more than once;
  • No more than two prerequisite courses required for the nursing major may be repeated.

Required Clinical Hours

In addition to coursework, nursing students will complete requisite hours of clinical training in the College's on-site nursing skills laboratory and at off-site medical centers, community agencies and several other clinical sites to meet the course objectives.


The RN to BSN Nursing Program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102 | 973-504-6430) and both the RN to BSN and the MSN programs are accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000).

Upon approval of a new four-year BSN program, the New Jersey Board of Nursing grants provisional accreditation for the program. Full accreditation from the Board is only granted after the first cohort of students complete the program and achieves the requisite passing rate on the NCLEX licensure exam.

Requirements (124 credits)

CSE Essentials General Education Curriculum (32 credits)

CSE110Literacy I

4

CSE120Intergrated Literacy II

4

CSE210Global Perspectives

4

CSE220Ways of Knowing

4

CSE230Healthy Living

4

CSE310Faith,Spirituality & Ethics II

4

CSE420Essentials Capstone Sem. – Strategies in Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing Practice

4

Prerequisites to Major in Nursing (31 credits)

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO209LLab: Microbiology

0

BIO301Pathophysiology

4

CHEM121Introduction to Chemistry

4

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

PHIL331Ethics in Health Care

3

PSY200Developmental Psychology

4

Nursing Courses (61 credits)

NURS101Medical Terminology

1

NURS201Physical Assessment across the Lifespan

3

NURS202Pharmacology for Nursing

4

NURS203Informatics in Nursing

3

NURS204Nursing Care Provider I - Fundamentals of Nursing

6

NURS301Nursing Care Provider II - Adult and Geriatric

6

NURS302Mental Health Nursing

3

NURS303Concepts and Trends in Professional Nursing

3

NURS304Health Promotion across the Lifespan

3

NURS350Evidence Based Research Professional Nursing Practice

3

NURS400Population Focused Community Health Nursing

5

NURS401Caring for the Pediatric and Adolescent Client

3

NURS402Caring for the Childbearing Family

3

NURS403Leadership and Economics in a Healthcare Organization

2

NURS404404 Nursing Care Provider III - Acute and Chronic Illness of the Adult

6

NURS405Nursing Care Provider IV - Complex Health Concepts

4

NURS407Preparing for the Profession

3

Pre-Licensure BSN Curriculum Plan

First Year (28 credits)

Fall Semester (14 credits)

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

CSE100Foundations in Literacy

4

PSY200Developmental Psychology

4

Spring Semester (14 credits)

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CHEM121Introduction to Chemistry

4

CSE110Literacy I

4

Second Year (37 credits)

Fall Semester (16 credits)

NURS101Medical Terminology

1

NURS201Physical Assessment across the Lifespan

3

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO209LLab: Microbiology

0

BIO301Pathophysiology

4

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

Intersession (4 credits)

CSE210Global Perspectives

4

or

CSE220Ways of Knowing

4

or

CSE230Healthy Living

4

Spring Semester (17 credits)

CSE210Global Perspectives

4

or

CSE220Ways of Knowing

4

or

CSE230Healthy Living

4

Third Year (31 credits)

Fall Semester (16 credits)

CSE210Global Perspectives

4

or

CSE220Ways of Knowing

4

or

CSE230Healthy Living

4

 

NURS301Nursing Care Provider II - Adult and Geriatric

6

NURS302Mental Health Nursing

3

NURS350Evidence Based Research Professional Nursing Practice

3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

NURS303Concepts and Trends in Professional Nursing

3

NURS304Health Promotion across the Lifespan

3

NURS390Community Centered Nursing

5

Fourth Year (28 credits)

Fall Semester (14 credits)

NURS401Caring for the Pediatric and Adolescent Client

3

NURS402Caring for the Childbearing Family

3

NURS403Leadership and Economics in a Healthcare Organization

2

NURS404404 Nursing Care Provider III - Acute and Chronic Illness of the Adult

6

Spring Semester (14 credits)

CSE420Essentials Capstone Sem. – Strategies in Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing Practice

4

NURS405Nursing Care Provider IV - Complex Health Concepts

4

NURS407Preparing for the Profession

3

PHIL331Ethics in Health Care

3