School of Nursing
Meeting a critical demand with vision and innovation
The Department of Nursing offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The mission of Norwich’s Nursing program is to educate qualified nurses to serve individuals and communities in the promotion of health and management of disease. Through educational excellence, this program challenges students to respond to the complex health-care system in order to ensure optimum quality and value in the provision of patient care.
Supported by new simulation laboratories, classrooms and learning laboratories, the Nursing Department offers an environment that encourages student achievement and growth.Clinical affiliations with academic medical centers (Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Vermont Medical Center) as well as community hospitals and clinical sites provide students with excellent clinical resources and experiential learning environments. Students use a variety of technological applications in the classroom and clinical settings, including electronic health records, handheld PDAs and innovative applications for accessing timely clinical information.
In an environment where demand for qualified graduates of undergraduate nursing schools far outstrips the ability of universities to supply them, Norwich University is well prepared to help meet this challenge. Norwich nursing students have opportunities to develop skills in a wide array of institutional settings, including two academic medical centers, several critical-access rural hospitals, a VA hospital and a variety of community settings.
ROTC nursing students work at top U.S. Army and Navy hospitals and at facilities around the world during their summer internships.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cce-accrediation).
The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.