What will I learn?

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing is in keeping with the Worcester State University mission with the emphasis on developing the professional nurse who values lifelong intellectual growth and global awareness. The Department of Nursing fosters the professional growth of faculty and students through excellence in teaching and learning, rooted in scholarship and community service related to the discipline of nursing.

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

The Department of Nursing prepares individuals for the roles and responsibilities of professional nursing through an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.

The program outcomes of the undergraduate program are as follows: Provide comprehensive, holistic care that is grounded in the biological sciences, the arts, and humanities; Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of organizational structures, missions, visions, philosophies, and values; Utilize current theoretical, scientific, and research knowledge toward evidence based professional practice; Demonstrate competence in utilizing information technology resources to advance professional practice; Comply with the Standards of Professional Nursing Practice; Implement effective inter-professional communication when working with the health care team; Implement evidence based practice to guide the nursing process toward culturally sensitive, individual, and population focused care; Apply the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct to practice; Demonstrate clinical competency, accountability, and ethical decision making as an entry level, novice professional nurse.

The nursing department has department-specific policies which are found in the Department of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Student Policy Handbooks. These policies include, but are not limited to, the following: progression and retention, classroom and clinical behavior, academic honesty, professional behavior, and CORI/drug screening/health requirements. The department reserves the right to modify policies and the curriculum during students' enrollment. Sufficient notice of any change will be provided to students.

Which department am I in?

Worcester State University

Study options

Full Time (120 semester-hour credits)

Tuition fees
US$7,050.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street,

WORCESTER,

Massachusetts,

01602, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (120 semester-hour credits)

Tuition fees
US$7,050.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street,

WORCESTER,

Massachusetts,

01602, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Student must complete a minimum of 17 college-preparatory courses (each course is equivalent to a year-long high school class) as outlined in the table below to be eligible for admission: English - 4 courses; Mathematics - 4 courses (Algebra I & II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable course work) including mathematics during the final year of high school; Sciences - 3 courses (laboratory-based, including natural/physical sciences or technology/engineering); Social Sciences - 2 courses (including U.S history); Foreign Languages - 2 courses (in a single language); Electives - 2 courses.

Adequate Test of English Language Proficiency: This is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. It can be accomplished by submitting results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (minimum required score: 71) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (minimum required score: 6.0).

Additional Accepted English Proficiency Exams: Pearson PTE (minimum required score: 50), DAAD (minimum required score: B2), EIKEN (minimum required score: Pre-1), and iTEP (minimum required score: 3.5).

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average: We require a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from the last institution you attended.

The application deadline for Fall Semester (September entrance) is Apr 01. No international applicants will be considered for the spring (January entrance) unless: You are currently enrolled in an ESL program in the U.S; You are currently attending a U.S. college or university; You currently have a visa status that legally allows you to change to F-1; You were accepted for a previous semester, but deferred attendance due to being refused a visa.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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