Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (available to first-year students in Fall 2023)

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Grounded in the liberal arts and embedded in Providence College’s Catholic and Dominican tradition, the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program will provide a rigorous academic curriculum that encompasses theoretical and clinical coursework that leads to evidence-based nursing practice. The BSN program is distinctive in its holistic approach to the development and moral formation of students who experience the art and science of healing through nursing. Through this approach, nursing students will be professionally prepared as healthcare providers who practice with passion and discipline, and act with reason and compassion.

Bachelor of Science 

With a focus on their personal and professional growth, the curriculum will foster critical thinking and decision-making abilities, along with the technically advanced knowledge and skills needed to succeed as licensed practicing nurses in diverse healthcare settings. Under the direction of highly qualified, experienced, and cross-disciplinary faculty, students will complete a variety of required courses in the nursing program and choose electives from various other disciplinary fields. Carefully chosen clinical experiences at prominent local, regional, national, and international healthcare settings will prepare students to care for patients in ways that underscore human dignity.

The bachelor of science in nursing requires 22 nursing and health sciences courses, including seven clinicals and a one semester internship which will culminate in over 700 hours of clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the BSN program, graduates will be eligible to enter professional nursing practice as a registered nurse after earning a successful score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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