About Nursing

What is Nursing?

Nursing is a profession that is historically one of excellence, lifelong learning, and advocacy. Nurses serve on the front lines of healthcare—in hospitals, private practice, schools, community clinics, and rehabilitation centers to bring health and wellness to their patients.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide excellence in nursing education from a transcultural perspective, extend access to opportunity to members of underrepresented groups in nursing, and to expand knowledge in the nursing profession with an emphasis on transcultural study. The Department of Nursing prepares students to provide nursing care in varied settings and to assume community and institutional roles that meet the needs of a global society.

Goals and Expected Outcomes

1. Graduates of DON will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors that qualify them to enter the nursing professions.

Expected outcomes
  • Students demonstrate competencies defined by the BS program's student learning outcomes which are in concert with The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.
  • Performance of graduates on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam will be at or exceed NY state average score (75%), and meet the benchmark of CCNE (first time passing rate at 80%).

2. Faculty will serve as professional role models through the demonstration of professional core values in teaching, clinical practice, service and scholarly activities.

Expected outcomes
  • Faculty demonstrates excellence in teaching and fulfill their responsibilities in advising and student evaluation.
  • Faculty participates in professional developmental activities to improve instructional strategies and utilize innovative technologies that enhance student learning.
  • Faculty demonstrates a record of scholarly accomplishments that meet university and accreditation standards for scholarship, including the demonstration of well-articulated scholarly agendas.
  • Faculty fulfills their responsibilities in community, professional and university service activities.

3. Overall, the BS nursing program will continuously improve its quality to:

Expected outcomes
  • Respond to professional and community needs.
  • Sustain and enlarge quality clinical practice sites and engage them to facilitate students learning.
  • Recruit qualified students with diverse backgrounds for admission to the program, so that they will understand and serve the diversified community better.
  • Meet the benchmarks of CCNE in completion rate, employment rate and overall satisfaction with the program.

Transcultural Nursing

Transcultural nursing provides a holistic approach to team-based patient centered care care while respecting personal beliefs, experiences and values. This approach is essential when treating patients in today’s world, which is more globally and culturally diverse than ever. Here, you’ll adopt a transcultural mindset--learning in our classrooms, working in our high-tech labs, and in practicing in clinical settings. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to treat patients from a wide spectrum of clinical populations and practice settings.

See a list of our growing partnerships and clinical affiliations

Accreditation

New York Tech’s nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For details, contact:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.887.6791

Registration

Our program is registered by the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional Education.