Department of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

     Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

     RN-BSN (Completion Program)

Associate in Science in Nursing

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Nursing is derived from the Mission of Goodwin College. It has as its focus the educational preparation of students to become Nurses who are lifelong learners. The Department is responsible for the implementation of thee nursing programs; the Master of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in two tracks that includes the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Associate in Science in Nursing. The Department provides an atmosphere whereby its diverse student population can grow intellectually by promoting critical thinking skills, personal development, and community involvement. The Nursing Department’s curriculum provides an educational foundation upon which each student of nursing may continue to build his/her professional nursing career by integrating theory and research into professional nursing practice.

Baccalaureate Nursing Education

Baccalaureate nursing education prepares nurses to practice in a variety of settings by providing them with knowledge and skills that are generalizable and transferable to multiple settings. The faculty believe that baccalaureate nursing education is built upon a foundation in the arts and sciences that provides an appreciation for diverse perspectives and experiences. This includes an understanding of values and ethics with an understanding of the physical world and the scientific method. Liberal education provides a grounding that ensures that nurses practice with a broad-based knowledge that enables them to function as educated persons. Baccalaureate nursing education facilitates the development of professional values and value based behaviors that guide the nurse’s interactions with patients, families, peers and society. This education emphasizes the provision of compassion and appropriate care, a concern for human dignity and culture, the welfare of others, a respect for patients’ rights to make decisions and a concern for social justice.