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Traditional Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Overview

The undergraduate program offers an opportunity to learn and grow in an atmosphere that upholds our Dominican values and promotes professional development.

Our small class sizes permit utilizing a variety of engaging teaching styles to promote active student learning. The School of Nursing partners with over 60 community agencies in and around Dane county for clinical placements including UW Hospitals and Clinics, The American Family Children’s Hospital, Meriter Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Students receive close direct clinical supervision by faculty in the School of Nursing and we are proud to maintain one of the lowest student/teacher ratios in the state. Our five semester nursing curriculum includes exposure to a wide range of nursing roles and clinical experiences including maternal/child nursing, pediatrics, mental health and public health nursing, in addition to acute care nursing.

Interested students have the opportunity to travel in the United States and abroad to work with underserved populations in a variety of settings. Travel opportunities are supervised by our nursing faculty and are directly related to their area of clinical expertise.

We are proud of our students, our alumni and our undergraduate program. In choosing Edgewood College for your undergraduate education, you choose an exceptional educational program to become an outstanding professional nurse.

Program Goals

The graduate will:

  • Integrate the liberal arts into the practice of nursing
  • Apply skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety to provide high quality health care in a systems environment
  • Translate current evidence into the practice of nursing
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology
  • Integrate knowledge of health care policies, including financial and regulatory influences, on the health care system as they relate to quality care
  • Perform communication and collaboration skills consistent with professional standards when working in interprofessional setting to improve health services
  • Assimilate health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual and population level
  • Integrate professional standards or moral, ethical and legal conduct in nursing practice
  • Formulate a personal professional practice model that addresses accountability, continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the care of patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments