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The curriculum of NYIT's Nursing Program is registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Division of Professional Education and is accredited by the  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

In November, the Department of Nursing will host a site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is a nationally recognized accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing education. You are invited to participate in this process. Click here for more information.


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Learn More About Nursing at NYIT

Welcome to the Department of Nursing

The demand for nurses, especially in specialty areas, is projected to increase dramatically in the next decade. NYIT's baccalaureate nursing program allows students to seize opportunities in this growing profession with its uniquely strong emphasis on transcultural nursing - including a sensitive and in-depth focus on the health beliefs and values of various cultural groups. Our students graduate with this understanding and an outstanding competitive edge for practice in hospital facilities, private practices, schools, organizations, and community agencies - enabling them to respond effectively to the health care needs of a changing global society.

NYIT's nursing program prepares students for a specialization in transcultural nursing. Transcultural nursing provides a vital, holistic approach to care that gives nurses the ability to go beyond treating a patient's symptom. Transcultural nursing takes patient care to an even higher level by incorporating the cultural beliefs and experiences of patients and their health-care professionals. Treatment plans for patients can be tailored to culturally based health-care practices, beliefs, traditions, communication styles, family roles, dietary preferences, and more.

NYIT's degree program incorporates this approach in the classroom and during the clinical practice phases of the program, providing students with the ability to become highly effective health care practitioners in a variety of settings.

— Susan M. Neville, Ph.D., RN, CDP, CADDCT

Chair, Professor, Department of Nursing

Program Information At A Glance: Talking Points
NYIT's four-year program in nursing, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is located in the Old Westbury (Long Island), NY campus. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Licensing Exam. State of the Art Nursing Labs, including patient simulation models for clinical practice, enhance the teaching-learning environment. Our faculty consists of highly experienced professionals who have vast educational, clinical and leadership experience. They are committed to teaching, advising and mentoring students to foster academic and professional success.

This four-year program is composed of two phases. The Pre-Clinical Phase, the first two years, consists of courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The Professional Phase, the last two years, consists of core Nursing courses and supportive courses. The recruitment and retention of students from under-represented groups in nursing into the Baccalaureate level of Nursing education is critical for assuring quality care in serving diverse populations. As many in these under-represented groups may also be from disadvantaged backgrounds, our program seeks to facilitate the completion of nursing program through structured mentoring, support protocols and advisement.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide excellence in nursing education from a transcultural perspective, extend access to opportunity to members of underrepresented groups in nursing, and to expand knowledge in the nursing profession with an emphasis on transcultural study. The Department of Nursing prepares students to provide nursing care in varied settings and to assume community and institutional roles that meet the needs of a global society.

Student Learning Outcomes
The individual student learning outcomes of the baccalaureate program provide clear statements of expected student achievements, derived directly from the NYIT nursing model, accreditation and professional standards of practice and reflect the school's mission, core values, expected student and program outcomes.

Upon Graduation the Baccalaureate Nursing Student will:

  1. Achieve a liberal arts education to serve as a solid base for providing the corner stone for the practice and education of nurses.
  2. Apply leadership and management principles to act as a change agent and patient advocate in health care practice incorporating patient safety and quality indicators.
  3. Use theoretical knowledge and evidenced based research to guide nursing practice and clinical decision making
  4. Use concepts of interpersonal and technological communication in the provision of safe and competent nursing care.
  5. Define the current healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments and how these entities influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and consideration for practice.
  6. Use interpersonal and technological communication effectively in the delivery of care and collaborate with health professionals and other disciplines in providing care to clients, families, group and communities in a variety of health care environments.
  7. Demonstrate health promotion and disease prevention interventions at the individual and population level in order to improve population health
  8. Demonstrate professional behaviors that incorporate legal/ethical responsibility, professional nursing codes/standards, client advocacy, self-reflections and evaluation to promote professional growth with lifelong learning
  9. Practice as a baccalaureate nurse generalist with patients across the lifespan and cross the continuum, while respecting the variations, complexity and resources needed for care of patients

Why NYIT Nursing?

  • Curriculum focuses on cultural considerations of clients, families, groups, communities and the global society at large.
  • Clinical practice requirements in a variety of hospital and community based settings
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning environment
  • Faculty expertise and diversity of practice and research
  • State of the Art nursing clinical practice labs, including patient simulation models.
  • Continuous Individual student advisement and mentoring

Get the facts in NYIT's Nursing Fact Sheet (pdf).

The Program is registered by the New York State Education Department, Division of Professional Education and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. 202-887-6791.

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