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The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cedar Crest College School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education .

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Cedar Crest College are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, http://acenursing.org

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CONTACT:

School of Adult and Graduate Education
610-740-3770
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Program Outcomes: BSN

Cedar Crest College is a private, four-year women’s liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

NCLEX-RN

 

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

National Mean

2016-2017

95.43%

90.37%

2017-2018

97.65%

90.04%

2018-2019

100%

91.78%

Job Placement 6-12 Months Post-Graduation

2015-2016

91.665%

2016-2017

100%

2017-2018

100%

Completion Rate

Program completion has remained consistent over the past three academic years at 68%. Students have the ability to enter the Nursing Program at three distinct points in time under three distinct tracks, which provides the opportunity to select the most appropriate track for their course of study.

Program Satisfaction

Overall program satisfaction is measured at time of program completion and is aggregated by program track. This data is based on a response rate of 100%

2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Part-time Day track:
    97.56% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program
  • Part-time Evening/Weekend track:
    100% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program.
  • Full-time track:
    96.78% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program

2017-2018 Academic Year

  • Part-Time Day Track:
    96.67% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program
  • Part-Time Evening /Weekend Tack:
    92.68% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program
  • Full-Time Track:
    94.6% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program

2018-2019 Academic Year

  • Part-Time Day Track
    100% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program
  • Part-Time Evening/Weekend Track:
    66.67% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program
  • Full-Time Track:
    95.45% of students were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the program

Comments from students at time of graduation demonstrate overall program satisfaction:

“Each and every one of the faculty members I have worked with has had a tremendous impact on my learning experiences. The faculty is accommodating and eager to teach and assist in any way they can. I cannot say enough great things about the faculty as a whole.” (August 2016 Graduate)

“I have told potential students that the faculty facilitate learning for nursing students by using real-world examples, and change their teaching style to fit those of the students that are in the class. They take student feedback and constantly analyze student performance.” (May 2017 Graduate)

“I feel prepared as I embark on the journey of obtaining my license, and starting my first job as a nurse. I am thankful for all the faculty who helped me reach this point. I have recommended this program to anyone who mentions nursing. I will always talk positively about this program and participate in recruiting/ alumni events to market the program and help it grow.” (January 2018 Graduate)

The mission of the Cedar Crest College Undergraduate Nursing Program is to prepare professional nurses by building a foundation firmly grounded in the liberal arts. A Cedar Crest College nursing education fosters development of the whole person while cultivating commitment to lifelong learning. Nursing graduates are empowered to assume leadership roles in a global community.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Role-Specific Graduate Competencies

Defines the role of the graduate upon program completion.

  • Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
    Graduates will ground their profession in the translation of evidence-based practice.
  • Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health
    Outcomes
    Graduates will communicate and collaborate among healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care.
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Graduates will engage in health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community, and systems level to improve population health.
  • Professionalism and Professional Value
    Graduates will demonstrate professionalism and incorporate the inherent values of altruism, human dignity, integrity, and social justice to their profession.
  • Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
    Graduates will be prepared to provide wholistic care to patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. (as adapted by the AACN Essentials)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize knowledge form the physical and social sciences, humanities, and nursing in making nursing practice decisions involving culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities.
  • Practice effective communication with individuals, families, and communities.
  • Integrate all components of the nursing process in promoting optimal health of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Collaborate with other members of the health care team in affecting the delivery of health care.
  • Synthesize research findings into the practice of nursing and the delivery of care.
  • Demonstrate competency to assume a beginning professional nurse role.

Undergraduate Nursing Program Curriculum

The curriculum of the Undergraduate Program at Cedar Crest College is based on the professional standards, guidelines, and competencies of:

  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice,
  • Quality and Safety in Education for Nurses (QSEN), and
  • The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations for the Future of Nursing.

The curriculum builds upon the foundational knowledge of the liberal arts, allowing students to obtain core nursing knowledge, core nursing competencies, and professional role development through their classroom and clinical work.

Undergraduate Nursing Program Clinical Experiences

  • 903 clinical/laboratory hours across a variety of patient care settings
  • 84 clinical hours required for all health promotion and specialty courses.
  • 105 clinical hours in Independent Practicum spent 1:1 with a nurse preceptor.
  • Students spend time in clinical experiences that include peer leadership, and service learning and mentoring.
  • Simulation experiences across a variety of patient care setting using state-of-the-art high fidelity human patient simulators.