The School of Nursing and Health Studies is comprised of two academic departments:
The nursing faculty members believe that health is a dynamic process influenced by the individual's holistic response to the environment. We offer an upper-division BSN degree for RNs; master of science in nursing (MSN) degrees in Adult /Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, School Nursing, and Forensic Nursing; an MS in Physician Assistant degree; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). We also offer post-master's certificates in Adult /Gerontological Nurse Primary Care Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. We have post-baccalaureate certificates in School Nursing and Forensic Nursing. A Pre-licensure BSN program begins fall 2014.
Students in this department can major in Health Studies, Health and Physical Education, or Health/Physical Education (K-12 endorsement). A minor in health studies is open to students from a variety of majors who wish to enhance their knowledge about health and health-related issues for personal development or to complement their major area of study.
The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the educational program and the continuing commitment of the sponsoring institution to support the program.