Mansfield University’s Department of Health Sciences offers a nursing program, accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, which blends the resources of a public university and a regional medical center. This combination leads to a program that is both academically and clinically strong. The curriculum provides a solid background in nursing as well as the liberal arts and sciences.
Students who are not yet registered nurses spend their first two years on the Mansfield campus taking courses in general education and nursing. The second two years are at the Sayre site where they engage in a wide range of clinical experiences at the Robert Packer Hospital and other area acute care hospitals. Students also have the opportunity to learn in community settings such as nursing homes, elementary and secondary schools, nursery schools, and outpatient clinics, in addition to traditional public health agencies.
Registered nurses who wish to complete a baccalaureate degree at Mansfield University transfer directly into the program at an advanced level. RN students complete the program online. Online courses are offered on a 3-year rotation.
Registered nurse students may transfer up to 50% of the major from an accredited nursing program. 31 credits of nursing courses (courses with the NUR prefix) must be completed at Mansfield University.
*Students who want to transfer course work from another institution must complete a Request to Transfer Credit from before taking the course. This form is available online on the Academic Forms webpage. Students are encouraged to consult with the Registrar's office in 224 South Hall to determine if a course is transferable. Mansfield University transfer policies apply.
The goals of the program are to provide students with the essentials skills necessary to develop intellectual curiosity, clinical judgment, communication skills, therapeutic nursing skills which provide the basis for the development of a successful and professional nursing practitioner. This educational program prepares individuals for career opportunities in acute, chronic and community settings, as well as for continued education at the graduate level.
Students participate in a wide range of clinical experience at the Robert Packer Hospital and in community settings such as:
- home health agencies
- school districts
- nursing homes
- outpatient clinics
BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Mansfield University Nursing Program will:
- Demonstrate clinical judgment through the application of theories, concepts and research from the scientific, humanistic, and nursing disciplines.
- Implement therapeutic nursing interventions in the care of individuals, families and communities utilizing the nursing process in compliance with the ANA's Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2010).
- Integrate communication skills required for the role of a generalist professional nurse as a practitioner, educator, collaborator, leader and advocate in providing health care for individuals, families and communities.
- Demonstrate legal, ethical and professional behaviors and accountability in all nursing roles.