The Salisbury University College of Health Human Services School of Nursing offers three tracks to a Bachelor of Science in nursing: one for traditional undergraduate students (1st BS degree), a second for non-nursing college graduates (2nd BS degree), and a third for registered nurses (RN). Baccalaureate preparation for the practice of professional nursing requires a substantial liberal education base for the study of the theory and practice of nursing.
Close faculty supervision in clinical courses. For all direct care experiences, clinical groups are typically no larger than eight students. This allows for personal attention and coaching while learning how to think like a nurse. Students also develop close friendships with classmates that last through their years at SU and beyond.
Expert faculty who practice what they teach. All classroom teachers also supervise clinical practice so what is taught in the classroom is readily applied and reinforced in a clinical setting bridging the gap between the “textbook” and the “real world.”
Excellent clinical facilities. SU has clinical affiliations at a variety of hospitals, clinics, health departments and mental health care facilities. Among the hospitals is an award-winning regional trauma center that recently received recognition as one of the “Most Wired Hospitals” in the U.S.
An advisor in your field. All nursing students are assigned a nursing faculty member for academic advisement.
“The Nurse Extern Program allowed me to bridge the gap between student and professional. Working full- time in a healthcare environment allowed me to apply what I learned in the classroom to real-life experiences.”
— Aaron Sebach, RN; Class of 2008