College of Nursing
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Welcome to the College of Nursing at ECPI University!

Welcome to ECPI University’s College of Nursing, a leader in the nursing school education. It is our mission to develop skilled nurses who embody the best qualities of the profession: caring, integrity, and advocacy. If these qualities are within you, we offer three points of entry into this rewarding field: Practical Nursing (PN), Nursing Degree (ADN), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

If you’re our kind of student, you’re looking for a special environment, a no-nonsense place where you’re not just a number. At ECPI University’s College of Nursing, we offer a supportive atmosphere where you can find class sizes, plenty of academic support, and a hands-on approach to the nursing profession. Most importantly, we offer you the opportunity to begin your calling much sooner that you might expect. How do we do it? It begins with preparation.

Curriculum Supported by Clinical Technology

At ECPI University’s College of Nursing, you will find a learning environment that replicates what you might find at many hospitals and clinics, except we use simulation mannequins and industry-standard health technology. We offer a collaborative experience where you can learn from health professionals who share real-world situations they have encountered throughout their careers.

Accelerated Education

While the college experience is rich and rewarding, most people want to complete their education as soon as possible so they can begin their nursing careers. That’s why ECPI University’s nursing school offers a year-round program where you can earn a diploma in Practical Nursing in just 15 months, a Nursing Degree (ADN) in 18 months, a RN to BSN degree in one year, MSN in 15-22 months depending on the concentration.

Help When You Need It

Is accelerated education easy? No, but it’s manageable when you have a team of support staff ready to assist you when you need help. Small class sizes mean there is plenty of time for questions before, during or after class. Faculty members are highly-accessible and one-on-one tutoring is there for the asking.

Clinical Rotations

Once you’ve tested your knowledge using simulation mannequins, it’s time to experience the real thing through clinical rotations. This is your chance to enter an actual healthcare setting and apply what you’re learned in the classroom. It’s the last step you take before graduating and beginning your nursing career.

Career Services

When it’s time to begin searching for your first job, our career service advisors are always available to help with resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies. Graduates are a reflection of our school, so your success is our success.

Practical Nursing

LPNs are an important part of a medical care team. Responsible for a variety of tasks, including monitoring patients, checking vital statistics, and helping the sick and injured with daily needs, LPNs are effective communicators, skilled collaborators, and can use clinical reasoning even in emergency situations. They work under doctors, RNs, and other medical staff to provide quality care for patients and information for their loved ones.

Job Outlook*:

+12%

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Qualifications:

  • Entry into the program requires a minimum TEAS IV or V score
  • Have proof of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Must meet minimum requirements set by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Be mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy
  • In order to practice as an LPN, you will need to pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) after completing the diploma program

Job Outlook*:

+15%

Registered nurses job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Qualifications:

  • Admissions requirements include minimum scores on the TEAS test
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 from previous college work or high school
  • Background check and drug screening
  • Ability to perform essential functions as required by the job
  • Entrance essay (1-2 pages in length)
  • Documentation of previous healthcare experience

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Healthcare needs are at an all-time high and nurses are the ones on the frontlines caring for patients and maintaining quality standards in medical facilities across the country. As an ADN nurse your duties would include administering medicine, assisting doctors and other medical professionals with procedures, and recording patient information through careful observation. Nurses might find themselves working in emergency rooms or assisting care facilities, among other locations in this vertistile career.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Whether you’re moving from another career or moving up the nursing ladder, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) could be a strategic move. BSN nurses usually have more responsibility than their ADN counterparts and sometimes supervise other medical professionals in their daily tasks. This position promotes nursing education, experience, and expertise, both theoretical and clinical.

Job Outlook*:

+15%

Registered nurses job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in another subject that meets science criteria and a minimum GPA OR a current license to practice as an RN
  • Minimum required TEAS V score
  • Background check and drug screening

Job Outlook*:

+31%

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Qualifications:

  • Some of the MSN program qualifications include holding an accredited BSN degree
  • Prerequisite courses in statistics, health assessment, nursing research and evidence-based practice
  • Students will be required to maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner

As an advanced practice nurse, you could join a rapidly growing field by earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This degree allows nurses to treat, diagnose, prescribe medication, and do all of this independently. BSNs looking to take the next step in their career, while maintaining the face-to-face contact with patients, have the option to reach the next level while using the skills they’ve already acquired.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator

The nursing profession wouldn’t exist without nurse educators. If you want to pass along the lessons you’ve learned and share your experience and clinical knowledge with the next generation of nurses, this MSN focus could be right for you. A nurse educator works with student nurses in a classroom setting and in clinical settings to demonstrate the skills they will need to be competent nurses.

Job Outlook*:

+35%

Nursing Instructor job growth
Average job growth: 7%

Qualifications:

  • Some of the MSN program qualifications include holding an accredited BSN degree
  • Prerequisite courses in statistics, health assessment, nursing research and evidence-based practice
  • Students will be required to maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA)

Master's Degrees Available in Nursing

Bachelor's and Associate's Degrees and Diplomas Available in Nursing Online

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