2021-2022 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Residential Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing, B.S.N.

Accepting Students beginning Fall 2022

Program Description*

The Three-Year Cooperative Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) at New England College (NEC) offers an innovative option for higher education, enabling students to build a resume and credential simultaneously. The nursing program attracts students interested in a professional registered nursing career to NEC due to the opportunity to juxtapose preceptor-style learning with liberal arts studies in the classroom. These students appreciate the opportunity to offset the cost of higher education by working as they learn. With this program, NEC serves an industry need for economic and workforce development as graduates fill critical nursing roles across the state. New Hampshire’s robust network of healthcare organizations provide a destination for students from across the region, state, nation, and world.
Our BSN Program is a highly competitive program with limited enrollment. Application decisions are by NEC Nursing Admission & Progression Committee’s (APC) review of admission requirements.

NEC Nursing Mission Statement

The mission of the Three-Year Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) Cooperative Program at NEC is to provide students with an innovative, accessible, affordable, experiential, and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and the care environments they serve.

NEC Nursing Philosophy

The NEC Nursing faculty/staff believe our Three-Year Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) Cooperative Program transcends the traditional model of undergraduate nursing education by offering the student a forward-thinking approach. Based on the Liberal Arts and an innovative experiential learning framework, our concept- and competency-based nursing curriculum seamlessly aligns with 21st Century practice needs. As Nursing Faculty, we believe our program prepares graduates to navigate the complexity of healthcare challenges today and into the future. In addition, nursing faculty are committed to mentoring and teaching the following New England College values:

Value 1: Imaginative, innovative, and creative approaches to all endeavors

Value 2: Respect for self in the development of personal, social, physical, and intellectual abilities

Value 3: Caring and collaborative relationships among members of our community

Value 4: Respect for the varied qualities of individuals, communities, and the world

Value 5: An appreciation of beauty and elegance in the search for truth

Value 6: Inquiry into and the pursuit of social justice

Value 7: Ethical and responsible citizenship, including service to the community 

Value 8: The pursuit of ecological sustainability

Value 9: Continuous learning and a lifetime of personal achievement

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • PLO1:Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts, humanities, and the natural, physical, and social sciences into professional nursing practice across the lifespan and care continuum. (AACN Essentials - Domain 1: Knowledge of Nursing Practice; NOF: Professionalism;)
  • PLO2: Provide holistic, individualized, just, respectful, compassionate, coordinated, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate nursing care across the lifespan and care continuum. (AACN Essentials - Domain 2: Person-Centered Care; NOF: Patient-Centered Care & Communication)
  • PLO3: Serve in partnerships to advocate for improving the health status of a defined population through health promotion, illness prevention, and emergency preparedness measures. (AACN Essentials - Domain 3: Population Health; NOF: Patient-Centered Care)
  • PLO4: Use clinical expertise and the individual’s preferences, experience, and values to identify, evaluate, and apply the best current evidence into clinical decision-making. (AACN Essentials - Domain 4: Scholarship for the Nursing Discipline; NOF: Evidence-Based Practice)
  • PLO5: Apply quality improvement principles and contribute to a culture of patient, provider, and work environment safety. (AACN Essentials - Domain 5: Quality and Safety; NOF:  Quality Improvement & Safety)
  • PLO6: Engage in team-based person-centered care partnerships across the care continuum to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes. (AACN Essentials - Domain 6: Interprofessional Partnerships; NOF: Teamwork & Collaboration)
  • PLO7: Effectively and proactively coordinates unit-based human and fiscal resources to provide safe, quality, and equitable care across the lifespan and care continuum. (AACN Essentials - Domain 7: Systems-Based Practice; NOF: Systems-Based Practice)
  • PLO8: Use information and technology to analyze and synthesize information to manage and improve the provision of safe, highquality, and efficient care across the lifespan and care continuum. (AACN Essentials - Domain 8: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies; NOF: Information & Technology,  Communication)
  • PLO9: Demonstrate accountability for the provision of standard-based nursing care across the lifespan and care continuum, consistent with ethical, moral, altruistic, legal, regulatory, and humanistic ideologies. (AACN Essentials - Domain 9: Professionalism; NOF: Professionalism)
  • PLO10: Model personal health behaviors, demonstrate professional curiosity, and advocate for individuals across the lifespan and care continuum. (AACN Essentials - Domain 10: Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development; NOF: Leadership)
*Note: Final course descriptions pending full faculty approval May 2022.

Degree Requirements

Total Credits: 124

Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Nursing