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Baccalaureate education in nursing is the foundation for professional practice. The goal of nursing is to address human needs for the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health, as well as the provision of dignity at the end of life. Human beings—individually and as members of families, groups, and communities—are the focus of the profession. In keeping with these principles, the College of Nursing and Public Health teaches the fundamental value of all people and their potential for being and becoming throughout their lives. Nursing students at Adelphi learn to be accountable to clients, society, and the profession for the quality of care they provide. They also learn that health-related behavior is an individual choice and that health is individually and culturally defined. Respect for self-determination and awareness of cultural diversity are integral to the curriculum.
Undergraduate Programs of Study
The baccalaureate program in nursing provides the foundation for entry as a generalist into the profession and for graduate education. The College of Nursing’s baccalaureate program offers two curricula. The basic curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science from the University and eligibility to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Professional Nurse. The other curriculum track is for registered nurses from associate degree or diploma programs who wish to continue their education toward the goal of earning the Bachelor of Science degree.
The baccalaureate curricula of the College of Nursing and Public Health are registered by the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional Education. The baccalaureate nursing program is also accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791. The School holds membership in the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.