RADNOR, Pa. (June 19, 2019)—Cabrini University announces the establishment of a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program* after being granted approval by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PASBON).
“Our new Nursing program complements Cabrini’s robust academic offerings in the sciences,” said University President Donald B. Taylor, PhD. “As the need for nurses continues to increase, Cabrini nurses will thrive as essential members of complex and diverse healthcare systems.”
The timing of Cabrini’s Nursing program coincides with an expected escalation in the demand for nurses: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects remarkable growth for the nursing profession over the next decade—15 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Cabrini Nursing majors will be admitted directly into the program and take discipline-specific courses starting in their first year. Students will gain immediate insight into the theories and concepts essential to nursing practice, professionalism, and their roles as members of interprofessional healthcare teams. Cabrini’s coursework will prepare graduates to pass the NCLEX-RN examination, which is required of all registered nurses.
In addition to their community and acute care off-campus clinical experiences, students in Cabrini’s BSN program will benefit from a state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Center (CSC). This innovative learning environment will allow students to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they garner in their classroom and off-campus clinical experiences. The CSC will optimize students’ ability to refine their skills in order to foster confident, collaborative leaders in nursing practice. These on-campus clinical simulations, as well as off-campus clinical experiences in diverse community and healthcare settings, will provide students experiential learning opportunities in order to develop sound clinical judgment skills.
“The Cabrini Nursing program is positioned to collaborate with innovative healthcare systems and impactful community partners,” said Jennifer Specht, PhD, RN, Founding Director of Cabrini’s Nursing program. “Our graduates will be prepared to competently practice and thrive in complex healthcare environments. They will develop leadership skills which will allow them to inform and influence education, policy, and practice in nursing and healthcare.”
Drawing from Cabrini’s liberal arts tradition, the BSN program will integrate Cabrini’s mission, Education of the Heart, to provide students with tools to succeed as leaders in the profession who contribute to optimal health outcomes for local, national, and global communities.
“Our goal is to empower students to embrace their personal convictions and use their passion to advocate for quality and equitable patient care,” said Specht.
Cabrini Nursing students will examine the needs of individuals, families, and communities while recognizing barriers and opportunities related to health equity. The curriculum includes themes related to the care of vulnerable and underserved populations, community and population health, leadership development, and interprofessional collaboration.
For more information on the BSN program at Cabrini, visit cabrini.edu/bsn.
*Pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 40 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.