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The traditional nursing curriculum is a four-year program where you begin taking nursing courses in your sophomore year. Upon completion of your nursing curriculum, you are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. First-year students, transfer students, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses are all eligible for admission to the major. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of the nursing curriculum (120 credits).
The following policies apply to students in the Nursing Program:
1. First year students must complete BIOL 1075, 1175, 1085, 1185, CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002 with a grade of "C+" on the first attempt by the end of the Spring semester. Failure to meet this grade requirement will result in removal from the Nursing major.
2. Nursing students must complete Microbiology BIOL 2010 with a grade of C+.
3. Additional policies and information relating to nursing students are in the course syllabi and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program Policy and Information Handbook.
4. The Nursing Division reserves the right to alter policies and/or curriculum at any time.
|BIOL 1075||Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 1175||Anatomy & Physiology I Lab||1|
|BIOL 1085||Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 1185||Anatomy & Physiology II Lab||1|
|CHEM 1001||Chemical Concepts||3|
|CHEM 1002||Chemical Concepts Laboratory||1|
|NSG 1XXX||Preparation for Health Care Professions||3|
|NSG 2000||Health Assessment||4|
|NSG 2012||Simulations in Clinical Judgement and Evidence Based Nursing Interventions I||0|
|NSG 2014||Conceptual Basis for Nursing Practice||5|
|NSG 2041||Nursing Care of Adults I||7|
|NSG 2242||Simulations in Clinical Judgement and Evidence Based Nursing Interventions II||1|
|NSG 3038||Nursing Care of Older Adults||3|
|NSG 3041||Evidence for Nursing Practice||3|
|NSG 3050||Nursing Care of Adults II||7|
|NSG 3073||Maternity Nursing||5|
|NSG 3074||Nursing Care of Children||5|
|NSG 3075||Mental Health Nursing||5|
|NSG 3076||Population Health in the Community||5|
|NSG 3470||Health Policy and Finance||3|
|NSG 3982||Senior Seminar: Synthesis of Nursing Practice||3|
|NSG 3984||Senior Clinical Practicum||3|
|PSY 2400||Human Development||3|
|MATH 1150||Statistics I||3|
Nursing Faculty Dr. Maureen O'Shea, Dr. Barbara Pinchera, and Professor Margaret "Meg" Sullivan recently collaborated with Hebrew SeniorLife's (HSL) Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph to co-author the publication Senior Housing Communities & Nursing Schools: Creating Dynamic Partnerships. The manual is essentially a best practices guide about how to create an educational collaborative between a senior housing site and a nursing program. The goal of such a partnership is to train nursing students by giving them an opportunity to engage with older adults.
The Curry College School of Nursing held their first annual Nightingale Ceremony on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Katz Gymnasium. Named for the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, the event celebrates Curry nursing students in their second year of the program as they begin their clinical education in area hospitals.
Curry College nursing student Nicole Casey (Class of 2017) was recently honored with the Patient Advocate Award for her work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Nicole, who works as a patient care technician (PCT) at BIDMC, was nominated by her coworkers for her "Human First" attitude and work ethic.
Congratulations to Curry College Nursing Professor Dr. Cathleen Santos, as she began her one-year term as President of the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts (ANA-MA) in April of 2016. As a constituent member of the American Nurses Association, ANA-MA is recognized as the voice of registered nursing in Massachusetts through advocacy, education, leadership and practice. Dr. Santos is the first Curry College faculty member to receive this honor.
Each semester, Curry College Nursing students engage with residents of the Simon C. Fireman Residential Community, an independent senior housing complex affiliated with Hebrew SeniorLife, as part of their Nursing of Older Adults course. Structured activities foster mutual respect and regard as students and older adults benefit from discussion, reflection and experiential learning. Students and residents value these enriching intergenerational encounters that promote an enhanced awareness and appreciation for the worth and dignity of each individual.
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."
The Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Theta at Large) at Curry College is active in supporting local nursing scholars through our ongoing research and academic awards program.
Congratulations to members of the Curry nursing faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
Enhance your value to healthcare organizations by developing the leadership abilities required to measurably improve overall quality, reduce costs, raise the level of nursing practice and increase patient, family and physician satisfaction when you enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL®) program at Curry College.