Nursing Division

Nursing Division

Nursing Student Handbook
Student Handbook for the Division of Nursing

CCNE Accreditation Review: Call for Comments

The Notre Dame College nursing program will undergo a comprehensive review by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The CCNE team will review the College's pre-licensure and post-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs for consideration of ongoing accreditation by CCNE. The evaluation visit will take place October 20-22, 2014.

The public is invited to submit comments to:

Public Comment on Notre Dame College

Catherine Sneed

Accreditation Coordinator

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 5230

Washington, DC 20036

Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until September 20, 2014, or 30 days prior to the accreditation visit. Please specify “Notre Dame College” in your comments.

Welcome to Nursing at Notre Dame College! The Division of Nursing includes a CCNE accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing with two tracks:

Pre-Licensure BSN track (Apply now

Online RN to BSN track (Apply now--Free!)

Nursing is a practice discipline that takes place in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, public health and other community settings. What sets nursing apart from other disciplines is that nursing focuses on human experiences and responses across the lifespan.

Commission Collegiate Nursing EducationThe discipline of nursing seeks to protect, promote and optimize health and abilities, prevent illness and injury, and alleviate suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses, and advocacy in the care of individuals,  families, communities, and populations.* Nursing is based on a core body of knowledge which includes both the science and art of the discipline. Liberal arts serve as the foundation for professional education, providing a framework for the ability to solve complex problems and address the health needs of society.

(Adapted from the American Nurses Association (2003) Nursing's Social Policy Statement, Second Edition, p. 6 & Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2004, p. 7.)

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the BSN Program will:

  • Synthesize concepts and theories from the liberal arts, sciences and the discipline of nursing to promote the health and well being of individuals, groups, communities and populations.
  • Communicate effectively using oral, written and other forms of information technology.
  • Demonstrate competence in technological skills used in professional nursing practice.
  • Apply critical thinking to evaluate alternatives and make decisions that effect the health and well-being of self and others.
  • Integrate personal and professional values to practice within the legal and ethical standards of the profession.
  • Respect human diversity in the provision of health care to populations of different gender, socioeconomic, religious or cultural traditions.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management in the delivery of health care within complex adaptive systems.
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    Support a commitment to lifelong learning for personal and professional development.

  • Use evidence-based practice in the provision of health care services for individuals, groups, communities and populations in a variety of settings.
  • Participate in political processes that influence the economic, legal and social direction of health care policies.

Learn more about earning your BSN at Notre Dame College:

Nursing Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Notre Dame College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.