Department of Nursing
Cheryl B. Crotser, Ph.D., Chair
The Department of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. In addition to the traditional undergraduate Nursing major, the Department offers a Traditional RN to BS Completion Program, a non-traditional Modular RN to BS Completion Program, an online RN-BS Completion Program, a Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing Leadership and Administration, a Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing Education, and Advanced Certificates in Nursing Leadership and Administration and Nursing Education. Nursing is one of the essential health professions designed to serve people without regard to color, race, creed, or economic status in their place of residence or work, or in community institutions or agencies. Men and women with Christian ideals and values, prepared in a balanced program of liberal and professional education, are well equipped to contribute meaningfully to meeting the health needs of the community.
The faculty view students and clients as wholistic, unique spiritual beings and see professional nurses as leaders within the health care system promoting wholeness of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The faculty believe that caring and the relationship formed between the nurse and client are central to nursing, for they create an environment that enables clients to progress toward wholeness.
The four-year academic course of study, as an integral part of the College, offers a program of liberal and professional studies. Students who complete the traditional undergraduate program in Nursing are eligible to write the National Council (State Board) Licensure Examination for registered nurse licensure. Upon graduation from the program, students are able to begin the practice of nursing as generalists in the setting of their choice and to assume first level management positions without further education. They are qualified to enroll in advanced professional study in nursing to prepare for such responsibilities as clinical specialists, nurse practitioners, or administrators. The baccalaureate and masters programs in nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Suite 530 One Dupont Circle, NW Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu .
Clinical instruction begins in the second semester of the sophomore year. One semester hour of clinical experience is equal to four clock hours per week. Numerous Rochester-area community agencies serve as clinical placements for instruction directed by the College nursing faculty.
Nursing majors registered for clinical courses are responsible for showing evidence that they have had rubella or its vaccination, immunizations, an annual physical, and annual tuberculin testing. The Division recommends that Nursing students in clinical have immunization against Hepatitis B virus. CPR and First Aid certification must be maintained while in the clinical courses.
To speak with a representative in the Department of Nursing, call 585.594.6330.