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CSE Receives Approval to Launch BSN Program

The New Jersey Board of Nursing has granted approval to the College of Saint Elizabeth to launch a four-year, pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program beginning in fall 2018.

The new BSN program is in addition to the college's existing RN to BSN program and marks the first time students without prior nursing experience can enter the program as freshmen.

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Program Offerings

The Nursing program at the College of Saint Elizabeth is committed to educating registered nurses through scholarship and critical inquiry to become leaders in the spirit of service and social responsibility. We offer a variety of degrees and certificates that prepare nurses to promote, maintain and restore health to patients and educate future nurses. Classes are held at our home campus and in a number of regional health centers and fit a professional work schedule.

The RN to BSN Nursing Program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102 | 973-504-6430) and both the RN to BSN and the MSN programs are accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000).

Upon approval of a new four-year BSN program, the New Jersey Board of Nursing grants provisional accreditation for the program. Full accreditation from the Board is only granted after the first cohort of students complete the program and achieves the requisite passing rate on the NCLEX licensure exam.

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1. The four-year, pre-licensure BSN program is on track to launch in fall 2018
2. Experience a state-of-the-art clinical skills and diagnostics center which will include high fidelity simulation, 14 examination bays, and a patient simulation room with an adjacent faculty observation area.
3. Clinical training in the College's on-site nursing skills laboratory and at off-site medical centers, community agencies and several other clinical sites to meet the course objectives.
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1. Part-time and full-time studies to fit in a busy working schedule, with accelerated sessions
2. Onsite and offsite classes at facilities such as St. Joseph and St. Mary hospitals
3. Students and faculty work together to determine individual clinical study
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1. Prepares students to be professionals at the cutting edge in the nursing field
2.The program has two tracks, Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership – the Education track focuses on curriculum development and evaluation, and on educational theory; the Leadership track focuses on human factors, informatics and financial management, and health policy and advocacy in the health care environment
3. Integrate spiritual, social and ethical values in your philosophy as a nurse educator and leader

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Bridge to the MSN for the RN with a Non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree

1. Gain valuable background in the field while you specialize
2. Many courses are at local hospitals and designed to fit a professional schedule
3. Learn to integrate scholarly inquiry and research into evidence-based practice
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Faculty and Staff

Maryann Anderson, M.S.N.


(973) 290-4156

Henderson Hall 215I

Eileen Specchio, Ph.D., RN


(973) 290-4073

Henderson Hall 215A

Karen Stutzer, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

(973) 290-4570

Henderson Hall 215 F

Janet Okken

Program Coordinator

(973) 290-4139

Henderson Hall 215D

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Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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