“I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program, so that had a big influence on my decision...I would also get to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I would gain that real world experience right off the bat. Add in the proximity to Boston and the connections you can make at all of the great hospitals there, you can't get any better than that.”
Amber Soucy '13
Medical Surgical Telemetry Nurse
St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Nursing Program Outcomes
Graduates of the Curry College Baccalaureate Nursing Program enter the nursing profession prepared to:
- Deliver culturally responsive, patient and family-centered care that integrates evidence and is based on a foundation of a liberal arts education.
- Identify health promotion and clinical intervention strategies for optimal individual and population wellness.
- Interpret the effects of health policy on populations and healthcare systems.
- Report satisfaction with the Program's preparation for leadership and professional nursing practice.
- Engage in life-long scholarship and professional development.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Use clinical reasoning to provide optimal patient-centered care.
- Provide holistic care based on nursing theory and incorporating principles learned from the liberal arts.
- Provide culturally competent nursing with a global awareness of access, quality, and affordability within the context of social justice.
- Demonstrate accountability for one's own actions.
- Apply an ethical decision-making framework to clinical situations.
- Incorporate nursing standards into practice.
- Articulate the value of pursuing professional practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement
- Communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to deliver high quality patient-centered care.
- Delegate nursing care while retaining accountability.
- Practice nursing in a manner that minimizes risk and achieves outcomes congruent with National Patient Safety Goals.
- Locate, evaluate, and use evidence and research-based knowledge as a basis for practice.
- Use appropriate technologies to support patient-centered care and mitigate error.
- Assist patients to interpret the meaning of health information.
- Assess predictive factors that influence health of patients
- Describe the effects of health policies on diverse populations
Amber Soucy '13, a full-time medical surgical telemetry nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and a former psych nurse at Westwood Lodge Hospital and correctional nurse at Massachusetts Correctional Institution explains the advantages of choosing the Curry Nursing program, "I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program...I received better scholarships from Curry...and I got to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I gained real world experience right off the bat."