Academic Department

The Department of Nursing endeavors to develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded, clinically competent providers of health care committed to human service and social justice regardless of the race, ethnicity or religion of the population served.

Committed to patient-centered care, our graduates recognize and include the patient or their designee as a full partner on the health care team. Our students become lifelong learners, continuing to develop as health care providers and members of the global health partnership crafting the role of the nurse of the future.

Our nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Through a mixture of classroom and experiential learning, our bachelor's degree in nursing emphasizes patient-centered care, introducing students to the essential knowledge and values needed to think critically, communicate effectively and assess and intervene therapeutically as professional nurses.

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Our practice doctorate is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing. The Doctor of Nursing Practice provides education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, among other key areas.

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Our master’s degree in nursing is an accessible and intensive program designed for nurses who hold a B.S. in nursing and are seeking an advanced degree. Through didactic and experiential learning, the program provides preparation for becoming an advanced practice nurse.

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Our bachelor’s degree in nursing is designed for licensed registered nurses who graduated from an accredited program awarding an associate degree or a diploma in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.

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