Meeting the Demand for Nurses
This is an exciting time to pursue nursing. In response to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation - and assessment of the nursing workforce in New Hampshire - Keene State College developed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, based on the Nurse of the Future Core Competencies, admitting the first class in 2012.
The Nursing curriculum offers two options: a Pre-Licensure option and an RN Completion option. Pre-Licensure students are undergraduate students who have been accepted into the Nursing Program during their third year, who do not have an RN license. RN Completion students are those who hold an associate’s degree in nursing from a community college and a license to practice as a registered nurse.
The integrated curriculum is designed to provide meaningful learning experiences for Pre-Licensure students and RN Completion students and to ensure the graduates possess the knowledge, skill, and attitude reflecting the standards of the discipline of nursing.
I invite you to explore the nursing curriculum, faculty profiles and program information available on-line and to contact me if you have any questions.
Once again, I welcome you to the Nursing Program and I wish you great success as you become the Nurse of the Future!
Patricia L. Shinn, Ph.D., RN
Director of Nursing