Nursing, B.S.

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Take the time-honored and popular route to an exceptional Nursing career

Are you a high school graduate or college transfer student? Take the first step toward a career as a nurse, ranked the No. 5 best job by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue the best major for the job, Nursing.

While health care continues to change with new technology, improved treatments, and different clinical settings, USJ’s commitment to preparing nurses to provide compassionate, quality care to our communities is stronger than ever.

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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.


Progression in the Nursing major requires a B- or higher in all Nursing and Science courses.


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Program Outcomes for Nursing

  • Integrate the aesthetics and empirics of nursing with the natural/behavior sciences, the humanities, and interprofessional education to provide holistic care for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in leadership that promote quality improvement and patient safety.
  • Implement an evidence-based and theoretically guided framework for nursing practice including the five patterns of knowing in nursing and transition theory.
  • Utilize data from diverse sources with knowledge and skill in informatics and patient care technology to promote safety and optimal patient outcomes.
  • Appraise and respond to the economic, legal, political, and social issues that impact health and wellness of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through emancipatory knowing.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other members of the health care team to advocate for high quality and safe patient care.
  • Deliver culturally appropriate nursing care through health promotion and disease prevention to populations on a local and global level.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for ethical professional behavior and nursing care.
  • Demonstrate competent nursing practice in diverse settings caring for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.


Internships and Career Opportunities

Nursing students collaborate with health care team members and participate in clinical placements at Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. Through USJ’s program, graduates are prepared to pursue advanced degrees and enter the health care field in a variety of roles, including nurse practitioner, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse anesthetist (CRNA), nurse educator, caregiver, and more.


With over 60 years of graduating successful nurses, USJ’s Nursing program is nationally-recognized. Students learn on campus, in a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, and at clinical placements throughout the region. With opportunities to join the Student Nurses’ Association, the Iota Upsilon-at-Large Chapter, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, students graduate with meaningful experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Clubs and Organizations

Student Nurses Association (S.N.A.)

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    Denise Puia, Ph.D., RN
    Chair and Associate Professor of Nursing
    Phone: 860.231.5249
    Email: [email protected]

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