BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)
Recommitting to the art of nursing in an age of evidence-based and data-driven care.
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.
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.
New hires are in place: nursing director, nursing faculty, nursing coordinator.
New High and Low Fidelity Nursing Simulation Labs open in the Dolan Science Center.
The first cohort of BSN students begin coursework.
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.
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.
Our program recognizes the importance of diversity in healthcare, & develop cultural competence to provide equitable and inclusive care to patients from diverse backgrounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s important to remember that nursing is not a “job”, it’s a profession. Your career possibilities are endless. Research, entrepreneurship, policy, administration. I took my two loves - chemistry and nursing - and put them together to become a Nurse Anesthetist. Technology is changing everything. The electronic health record allows data to drive better patient care. It can be as global as how hospitals manage bed flow and as granular as matching a patient’s anesthetic plan to a genetic profile. Clinical competence and technology will only become more and more synonymous.
John Escano ‘13
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
My education at JCU taught me how to think freely and critically, and these skills have allowed me to analyze my patient's conditions and see them as a whole person. The critical thinking skills I learned at JCU have aided in my ability to think quickly in the ER and develop delicate safety plans for my patients who have been victims of crime
Kathryn Hoepfner ‘18
Forensic Nurse Examiner
I would encourage anyone who is considering being a nurse to not be intimidated and go for it. I was lucky enough to start in the ICU and really enjoy it, but there are so many different specialties. Be diligent during clinical and find out what you can see yourself doing. Be sure to make care of yourself outside of work. The physical and emotional stress we endure as nurses can’t be compared to other fields, so sleep well, drink water, and eat healthy. Ask a lot of questions and know that we’re all looking out for you!
Corey Large ‘18
Intensive Care RN, BSN