Nursing

For more than 60 years, the Department of Nursing has developed professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers.

The baccalaureate program at Salve Regina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Since its inception, our program has maintained full approval from the Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education.

We offer two plans of study: the pre-licensure track designed for high school graduates and transfer and second-degree students, and the degree completion track for students who are already registered nurses.

Through a mixture of classroom and experiential learning, our challenging curriculum emphasizes patient-centered care, introducing students to the essential knowledge, values and skills needed to think critically, communicate effectively and assess and intervene therapeutically as professional nurses.

Our graduates are well prepared to continue their development as health care providers and members of the global health partnership, crafting the role of the nurse in the future.

Course Spotlight

Introduction to Professional Nursing Department of Nursing

Taken in the first semester at Salve Regina, this course explores the development of the discipline of nursing and the expectations of the nurse of the future. Topics include nursing history, nursing theories and models of practice, the various settings of practice and the roles of the professional nurse, the social policy statement of the profession, the scope and standards of nursing practice, ethical and legal challenges encountered in practice, and the responsibility of the nurse to communicate appropriately and effectively while advocating for both the patients and the profession....

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