BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

Recommitting to the art of nursing in an age of evidence-based and data-driven care.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Innovate. Inspire. Transform. Our patient-centered education prepares compassionate nurses who drive positive change. Guided by Jesuit values of excellence, professionalism, and service, we advance the field and improve healthcare systems and communities.

FUTURE-VISION

Our vision is to inspire and empower the next generation of nursing leaders who will transform healthcare through innovation, compassion, service, and excellence. We strive to produce highly skilled and resilient nursing leaders who improve patient outcomes and advance the field through visionary leadership and patient-centered care.

Conceptual Framework

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What Makes John Carroll Different

Future Focused

Our aim is to create the nurse of tomorrow with curricula centered around future healthcare settings; new facilities with advanced technology, informatics, and practices; and programs built with DEIB in mind through faculty hiring and an equitable healthcare mission.

Inspires Resiliency

Our future nurses will be trained in self-care practices to avoid burnout, remain healthy, and manage their stress effectively so that they can not only take care of themselves in a stressful environment, but also relate to and help their patients too.

Transforming Healthcare

The pandemic revealed disparities in the healthcare system, so our future nurses will receive critical thinking, professional development, innovation, entrepreneurial and experiential learning to rise into positions where they can make a positive difference in the industry.

NURSING LAB FACILITIES

Program Focus Areas

By joining our dedicated community, you'll be ready for the NCLEX-RN®. 

1. NURSING AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE

Students will develop an understanding of nursing as a scientific discipline that utilizes critical thinking, problem-solving, & evidence-based practices to provide safe and effective patient care. 

 

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2. HOLISTIC CARE

Students will recognize the interplay of physical, emotional, & psychosocial factors in patient care, & develop the skills to provide holistic care to patients.

3. DIVERSITY

Our program recognizes the importance of diversity in healthcare, & develop cultural competence to provide equitable and inclusive care to patients from diverse backgrounds.

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4. EQUITY

Students will learn to recognize & address healthcare disparities, & advocate for equitable healthcare policies & access to care for all patients.

5. POPULATION HEALTH

Students will learn and understand the impact of social determinants of health & promote health & wellness across diverse populations.

 

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6. TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS

Students will understand the role of technology & informatics in healthcare & to develop the skills to use technology to enhance patient care.

7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our program will cultivate a commitment to lifelong learning & stay up-to-date with the latest healthcare trends & best practices.

 

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8. RESILIENCY

Students will develop strategies to promote self-care, stress management, & resiliency, both for oneself & for patients.

9. INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AND TEAM DYNAMICS

Students will understand the importance of collaboration & teamwork in healthcare, & develop the skills to work effectively with other healthcare professionals.

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10. ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Students will develop an entrepreneurial mindset that supports the creation & implementation of new models of care delivery, as well as the development of nursing-led businesses and initiatives.

Program Learning Goals

  • The student will understand: 
    • Integrate nursing knowledge with a liberal arts educational foundation to care for clients across the human lifespan, including ethical issues that affect the health and health care of all people, with special attention to those challenges that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. 
    • Apply scientific knowledge to reduce risk and limit disease in individuals and communities. 
    • Understand patient care technologies in the healthcare environment. 
    • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with patients, families, and other healthcare providers in the professional healthcare environment. 
    • Demonstrate nursing leadership skills that exemplify Ignatian spirituality principles.
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WHY JOHN CARROLL FOR YOUR BSN?

Nursing Faculty & Staff

JCU NURSE ALUMNI

Long before establishing a formal BSN degree, John Carroll graduated students who went on to pursue nursing careers. These alumni work in many settings: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Physician Offices, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Healthcare, Outpatient Care Centers, Veterans Hospitals, Specialty Hospitals, and Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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CCNE Accreditation

The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing) at John Carroll University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

PROJECTED TIMELINE

SPRING 2023

New High and Low Fidelity Nursing Simulation Labs open in the Dolan Science Center

FALL 2023

The first cohort of BSN students begin coursework

Spring 2025

March Site Visit

Summer 2025

Anticipated Accreditation Approval

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