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Why Choose St. John’s University for Nursing?
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.
Graduates are prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan in an ever-changing health-care environment. Our curriculum provides an enhanced liberal education from which to draw and apply to generalist nursing practice. The goal of our nursing program is to inspire you to become a nurse leader in a multicultural world who embodies compassionate concern for others.
St. John’s B.S. in Nursing is an innovative program combining evidence-based practice and theoretical and clinical course work. You will be trained to think critically in an ever-changing health-care environment.
The pass rate will be posted once the exam has been administered to the first cohort of graduates.
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In addition to the University requirements, the following are needed for nursing program consideration.
No transfer students are considered at this time.
Graduates of our B.S. in Nursing program have many employment options. Below are just a few possible career paths:
St. John’s nursing program offers a 5:1–8:1 student-to-faculty ratio in clinical settings.
You will be matched within a network of partner hospitals and health care agencies for clinical rotations in your junior and senior year. During your rotation, you will experience specialty nursing care in various health-care settings supported by the direct supervision of a nursing faculty member in a large teaching hospital or a small community agency. Our partners include
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.
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
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.
Francine Laterza, Ed.D., R.N., PNP, CNE
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesDepartment of Clinical Health Professions