The nursing curriculum is modeled from state and national nursing core competencies, most notably the Massachusetts Nursing Core Competencies. Integral to the curriculum are critical thinking, writing, and cultural competency. Spirituality, which fosters a religious and moral sensitivity, is a core component of compassionate nursing care and is woven throughout the curriculum as one of the five dimensions of health (spiritual dimension). Behavioral and physical sciences and liberal arts are the foundation for simple to complex problem solving in patient care and the teaching/learning process. The curriculum incorporates a focus on advocacy in health promotion for clients and populations across the lifespan. Faculty at Anna Maria College believe nursing is a unique profession concerned with all factors affecting clients in their environment. The function of nursing is to diagnose and treat the human response to actual or potential health problems. Nursing is concerned with the five dimensions of health: physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual. The goal of nursing is to support the client to attain, retain, and maintain optimal wellness. We believe nursing to be dynamic and caring. Nursing is an art as well as a science that utilizes critical thinking in both independent and collaborative nursing practice. Nursing provides clients with evidence-based care through use of the nursing process. The Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science (BSN) program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)
239 Causeway Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02114
1 (800) 414-0168
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
1 (404) 975-5000
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