School of Nursing
Programs in the School of Nursing include undergraduate and graduate degree programs and post-graduate APRN certificates. The entry level professional program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in four academic years. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN® for licensure as registered nurses. The program has a strong liberal arts foundation preparatory to and correlated with professional courses. Students begin clinical course work in their sophomore year and complete a variety of clinical experiences before graduation.
A special curriculum (RN to BSN) is available for RN students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The curriculum offered online, except for clinical experiences, is designed to capitalize on and enhance the knowledge and experience gained from practicing as a professional nurse and from previous college coursework.
D'Youville offers master's of science in nursing degree programs in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), family nurse practitioner (FNP), nursing management and quality leadership, and nursing education with a clinical focus. The PMHNP and FNP programs are also available in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and the post-graduate advanced practice certificate program. The nurse practitioner programs prepare graduates to apply for and take national certification exams.
All programs include a focus on evidence based practice, interdisciplinary healthcare studies, culturally competent healthcare, and collaboration and partnerships with clients, healthcare professionals, and agencies.
Graduates are prepared for careers in a multitude of healthcare settings including primary care, community and home health nursing, hospital nursing long-term care nursing, and new independent roles in managed care settings. Employment opportunities vary by specific programs.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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