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Nursing Careers


The mission and philosophy of the College of Nursing is based on the belief that the profession of nursing is a primary force in the improvement of the human condition. The faculty accepts the responsibility to create and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and growth through the achievement of academic excellence within the framework of a liberal arts education. Our faculty believes that broadly educated individuals apply knowledge through critical inquiry and critical appraisal, adapt to change, and are culturally competent. Graduates are, therefore, able to meet the competitive demands of the nursing profession.

Why pursue a career in nursing?

Nurses promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They have a unique scope of skills and can practice independently, although they also work in partnership with all members of the healthcare team to provide the care needed by each patient individually. Nurses are hands-on healthcare professionals who deliver attentive and highly tailored care.

What are the career opportunities in Nursing and what salary ranges can I expect after graduation?

The field has a wide range of career opportunities. Although an entry-level nurse can find a job with a three-year RN degree, there is an increasing national movement to require all nurses to hold a BSN.


If you want variety in courses and career options, enjoy promoting disease prevention, and are looking for excitement in school, then an undergraduate degree in nursing is a great choice.










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