Salve’s bachelor’s degree in nursing is designed for licensed registered nurses who graduated from an accredited program awarding an associate degree or a diploma in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to continue their education for a master’s degree or doctorate in nursing. All programs are conveniently offered in the evenings at our Center for Adult Education in Warwick, Rhode Island. Classes are taught in an online or hybrid/blended format with a combination of online and in-class meetings. Financial aid is available.
• Opportunities for professional development within a holistic model of education
• On-site evening classes at our Center for Adult Education in Warwick
• Online interactive and hybrid courses
• Preparation to address future health needs of various populations
Mission of the Department of Nursing
The Salve Regina University Department of Nursing, supporting the University’s mission and the tradition of Mercy, seeks to create a supportive learning community for students from all backgrounds and beliefs. The Department of Nursing endeavors to develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded, clinically competent, providers of health care committed to human service and social justice regardless of the race, ethnicity or religion of the population served. Committed to patient-centered care, graduates recognize and include the patient or their designee as a full partner on the healthcare team. It is expected that graduates will become lifelong-learners, continuing to develop as health care providers and members of the global health partnership crafting the role of the nurse of the future.
The University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits the Nursing Program, which is also approved by the Rhode Island Board of Nursing Registration and Nursing Education. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The University is a member of major organizations concerned with the advancement of higher education, including the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the National Catholic Educational Association.
Applicants to the RN-BSN Program must have received an RN license in nursing. A minimum grade point average of 2.70 is required. All qualified students are eligible for admission to Salve Regina University regardless of race, color, age, sex, disability, religion or national origin.
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