Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BSN students begin in the first year of study to integrate nursing theory and concepts with knowledge from the college core areas of communicating in the world, global society and its culture, the human experience, scientific literacy, and analysis. This evidence-based knowledge integration, which continues throughout the four years of study, fosters the development of professional attributes and skills to establish humanistic caring relationships through an understanding of the values of both the College and the Department of Nursing. The department offers experiences locally, nationally and abroad. BSN students use the nursing process to critically think through nursing situations to achieve the nursing aims of health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. The central focus at all levels of the BSN curriculum is the patient centered health capacity. The client emphasis on the individual, family, and/or the community depends on the level of study in the BSN curriculum. Students build nursing skills and recognition of external and internal environmental forces to assist the patient to achieve desired health capacity. There are no college courses or pre-requisites required to be eligible to begin the nursing program at Wesley College. The mission and the philosophy of the nursing department aligns with the values of the College.
Welcome to the nursing department from Dr. Robert Contino, Ed.D., MSN, RN
Accreditation and Approval
Nursing Honor Society, Tau Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program 2014-15 Student Guide
Master of Science in Nursing Program 2011-2012 Student Guide
Graduates of the BSN Program:
- Synthesize knowledge from a liberal education in communication, human experience, scientific literacy, analysis, and global society.
- Apply leadership and management skills to provide quality and cost-effective health care.
- Apply the nursing process to provide evidence-based, clinically competent, contemporary professional nursing care.
- Use information and health care technology with knowledge based on research to provide competent nursing care.
- Comprehend the implications of the health care system on quality patient care and the scope of nursing.
- Communicate using an ongoing interactive process that builds therapeutic interpersonal relationships.
- Promote healthy lifestyles through health education, community partnerships and health promotion strategies.
- Practice within the values, ethics and standards of professional nursing practice.
- Apply critical thinking skills to provide comprehensive compassionate evidence based nursing care across the life span and in the continuum of health care environments.
Clinical Experience begins in the first year
Individualized senior practicum to enhance clinical synthesis
Small clinical learning groups
- College Core Requirements
- Minimum 3.0 in nursing major
- NLN RN-PAX Information/Test Dates
- Required BSN Admission Forms
- Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 for graduation
- Criminal background check that satisfies Delaware Board of Nursing requirements for National Council Licensure exam for RN (NCLEX)
- Clear Abuse Registry check
- Up to date immunizations as required
- CPR certification
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City's HealthLink for Nurses
Meet the Faculty