More than a career that can bring students success, it is a career of significance. Nurses can be found in a variety of settings from hospitals and clinics to labs, sports recreation, schools, business, and even in flight–in air and space! Capital’s School of Nursing is committed to developing professional nurses who combine knowledge and hands-on skills with the ability to think critically and make clinical decisions in the fast-paced healthcare environment. A thorough foundation in the liberal arts helps Capital graduates understand and respect the worth and dignity of individual patients and families. Throughout the program, students will participate in laboratory practice in the school’s skills laboratories in state-of-the-art simulation facilities both at Capital and at affiliating partner healthcare agencies.
What can you do with a degree in this academic area?
- Hospital or Clinic Nurse
- Occupational Health Nurse
- Community Health Nurse
- Home-health Nurse
- Health Policy Specialist
- Nurse Educator
- Public Health Nurse
- Specialty Nursing
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For students who want to travel abroad, the Nursing program offers short-term exchange programs in Guangxi, China, along with opportunities with medical clinics in Central and South America. Students can also spend weekends in impoverished communities in Appalachia to provide health care to the uninsured or underinsured. With such diverse hands-on experiences, student’s calling to help others is sure to be fulfilled at Capital.
Students in Capital’s Nursing program receive a strong liberal arts education, along with a focuses nursing curriculum. Graduates are prepared to:
- Use critical thinking and clinical judgement in the process of clinical reasoning to answer, impact, or solve clinical problems, questions, or issues
- Demonstrate the holistic caring practice of professional nursing
- Communicate effectively to collaborate with clients and inter/interprofessional teams
- Facilitate transitions for self and clients
- Demonstrate cultural competence
- Function with a variety of systems
Equipped with skills labs with 16 hospital beds, modern examination rooms, and simulation rooms which are equipped with adult and child high fidelity human patient simulators, Capital’s Nursing program trains future healers. Clinical experiences at partner agencies offer access to additional state-of-the-art simulation facilities which provide expanded opportunities for hands-on practice.
The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing and the master's degree program in Nursing at Capital are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing.
Capital’s School of Nursing has joined a partnership with the Nurses Climate Challenge. The Nurses Climate Challenge is a global initiative delivered by Health Care Without Harm in partnership with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments that aims to mobilize nurses to educate health professionals about the health impacts of climate change. As one of the most trusted professions worldwide, nurses are ideal advocates for increased climate action in the healthcare sector.
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