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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prospective Student Information Sessions

Prospective student information sessions will be held on the following dates:

August 7, 2014
September 12, 2014
October 10, 2014
November 14, 2014

The information sessions will be held at 1:00 pm in the Health Sciences Building on the East Carolina University Health Sciences (West) Campus.

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The baccalaureate curriculum in nursing provides for 4 academic years plus 1 summer session of study in general education and professional nursing. Students are admitted to the major after completing required pre-requisite course work in social, behavioral, and natural sciences; and in the humanities. Clinical practice for students is planned in conjunction with classroom instruction and involves placements in over 50 agencies including hospitals, home health, public health, private homes, schools, clinics and other community agencies.

The undergraduate curriculum reflects societal needs for nursing services and contemporary changes in the roles of nurses in the health care system, and emphasizes essential concepts in the preparation of the nurse generalist. The school also admits registered nurses into the baccalaureate program and recognizes their prior knowledge and competencies through a variety of advanced placement strategies. The RN to BSN option for RNs is designed to meet the needs of working RNs. RNs on this track are closely advised and counseled, their individual talents are evaluated as part of placement in courses, and they are monitored for integration of educational experiences with career goals. For more information on the RN to BSN option check out the RN to BSN homepage.

The East Carolina University College of Nursing educates professional nurses, capable of caring for the diverse needs of our patients. We are dedicated to creating a diverse faculty, staff, and student body that reflect our community, as well as to enhancing our cultural competence as it relates to healthcare.

Career Possibilities

This education prepares a nurse generalist with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for professional practice as a provider, manager, and/or coordinator of care in a variety of environments.

Opportunities open to RNs are numerous. Although a large percent of new graduates go to work in the traditional hospital settings; the fields of nursing which include community health, school health, occupational health, education research, clinical specialty, offices and clinical nursing are growing rapidly.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the graduate:

  • Integrates knowledge from nursing, social and natural sciences and humanities to provide professional nursing care across the health care continuum. Demonstrates competency as a care provider, communicator, advocate, collaborator, coordinator, manager, educator, consumer of research, leader, information manager, innovator, and change agent.
  • Demonstrates pursuit and application of knowledge, respect for diversity, application of principles of critical reasoning, and informed moral and ethical decision-making.
  • Applies strategies to manage issues of professional nursing practice in a diverse and global health care environment.
  • Engages in caring nurse-client/patient relationships using effective therapeutic nursing interventions, evidenced-base practice, communication and critical reasoning to optimize client/patient and population outcomes.
  • Functions in professional nursing roles as a member of inter- and intra- professional teams.