Education is an ongoing process for Liliana Oscanoa, a registered nurse who is seeking her Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) through a partnership her employer, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, has with CSE. Read Liliana's Story
The Nursing program at the College of Saint Elizabeth is committed to educating registered nurses through scholarship and critical inquiry to become leaders in the spirit of service and social responsibility. We offer a variety of degrees and certificates that prepare nurses to promote, maintain and restore health to patients and educate future nurses. Classes are held at our home campus and in a number of regional health centers and fit a professional work schedule.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing (124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102 – 973-504-6430) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.(3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000).
1. Part time studies to fit in a busy working schedule, with accelerated sessions
2. Onsite and offsite classes at facilities such as St. Joseph and St. Mary hospitals
3. Students and faculty work together to determine individual clinical study
1. Designed to prepare a Registered Nurse for a role as a Nurse Educator
2. Emphasis on curricular and pedagogical development and leadership skills
3. Part-time or full-time plans with professional schedules in mind
1. Prepares students to be a nursing educator at the cutting edge of the field
2. Focus on curriculum development and evaluation, and on educational theory
3. Integrate spiritual, social and ethical values in your philosophy as a nurse educator
1. Gain valuable background in the field while you specialize
2. Many courses are at local hospitals and designed to fit a professional schedule
3. Learn to integrate scholarly inquiry and research into evidence-based practice
With grounding in the liberal arts tradition, our students are trained in cultural sensitivity, empathy, ethics and effective communication for both personal and professional maturity. A focus on leadership skills and critical thinking enables our students to become successful in their careers, keep abreast of developments in the field, and often act as educators in the workplace and classroom.
Our graduates are prepared as professional nurse generalists during an era in which the health care field is growing rapidly. Many of our students have gone on to graduate programs in the area, and many of our graduates have returned to the program as adjunct professors.
St. Joseph's partnership with the College is very helpful. The CSE education has been a wonderful experience for me. It has helped me grow tremendously on a professional level.
Professor Eileen Specchio recently presented a paper entitled "Teaching in post-conflict Liberia, Africa: Lessons Learned" at the European Transcultural Nursing Conference in Limerick, Ireland.