The Department of Nursing inspires students to dedicate themselves to service, leadership, critical self-reflection and life-long learning in the Spirit of Franciscan values.
The BSN program is rated #1 in the nation, with nursing students achieving a 100% pass rate on NCLEX-RN exam 6 years in a row.
Three online, robust graduate tracks are available in MSN Leadership Education, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Post-Master's FNP
Students use the new Experiential Learning Commons allowing them to work hands-on with simulated patients that bleed, take seizures, and even give birth.
Students receive an assigned faculty advisor throughout program. Planned online and face-to-face meetings ensure students have every opportunity to succeed.
Interprofessional Education - Nursing students practice working interdisciplinary alongside other majors, just as they will in real-life scenarios.
SFU nursing programs are highly regarded by industry professionals.
Franciscan values are embedded into the curriculum, ensuring we graduate caring, ethical nurses.
The Saint Francis University Nursing Department will host an accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on March 10, 11, 12, 2021. CCNE will be conducting a virtual evaluation of our baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing.In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. Third party comments must be received at least 21 days prior to the scheduled visit on March 10, 2021. Please submit comments to:
Traditional Undergraduate Nursing
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> You'll receive a faculty adviser on Day 1 who assists you throughout your entire SFU career> Online programs available> Multiple tracks and concentrations help you meet your evolving career goals> Ethics and Franciscan values are embedded into every curriculum
School of Health Sciences & Education
Dr. Rita Trofino, DNP, MNEd, RNAssociate Dean, School of Health Sciences & Education
Nursing Department Chairperson
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SFU’s Nursing Program ranks number one in the nation, a distinction that doesn’t come without merit. Their unique, interprofessional curriculum has resulted in more well-prepared nurses who are entering the field sooner.
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