Admissions

Programs

News

 

Corps of Cadets

Research & Centers

Athletics

Student Services—
and Campus Life

 

Visit | Apply

 

Norwich

Whatever you think you're capable of, you can achieve here—and more. Learn how a Norwich education prepares you to lead in a career you love.

Request Info

Nearly 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich

Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.

Nursing

NURSING

TRAIN WITH INNOVATIVE, LEADING FACULTY.

NU’s School of Nursing helps meet a critical demand for nurses with vision, innovation, and educational excellence. Our mission is to prepare students to be globally minded nurse leaders and scholars through innovative and diverse experiential education and research.

Supported by outstanding faculty and new simulation laboratories, classrooms, and learning laboratories, the School of Nursing offers you an environment that encourages achievement and growth. Clinical affiliations with academic medical centers, such as Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as community hospitals and clinical sites, provide our majors with excellent clinical resources and experiential-learning environments. Our students use a variety of technological applications in the classroom and in clinical settings, including electronic health records, handheld PDAs, and innovative applications for accessing timely clinical information.

We’ll challenge you to provide optimum quality and valued patient care in complex health care systems. Our program 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).

  • Program Details

    Supported by outstanding faculty and new simulation laboratories, classrooms, and learning laboratories, the School of Nursing offers you an environment that encourages achievement and growth. Clinical affiliations with academic medical centers, such as Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as community hospitals and clinical sites provide our majors with excellent clinical resources and experiential learning environments. Our students use a variety of technological applications in the classroom and in clinical settings, including electronic health records, handheld PDAs, and innovative applications for accessing timely clinical information.

    Demand for qualified graduates of undergraduate nursing schools far outstrips the ability of universities to supply them. Our graduates are well-prepared for a strong job market upon graduation. Norwich nursing majors 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. In addition, 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 (www.aacn.nche.edu/cce-accrediation). The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.

  • Mission & Vision

    Mission

    The mission of Norwich University’s School of Nursing is to prepare our students to be globally minded nurse leaders and scholars through innovative and diverse experiential education and research.

    Our Vision

    Nurses are leaders who connect all people to health.

  • Teaching Philosophy

    Nursing at Norwich University is grounded in core essentials of baccalaureate education and predicated on the profession’s ideals to meet the needs of a complex, dynamic healthcare environment. Inherent in professional practice are the emerging trends in population health, patient care technology, and cultural diversity. The faculty believes that through direct patient care and simulated clinical experience, students will acquire the knowledge base to ensure optimum health outcomes for our patients, families and communities.

    The faculty further believes that teaching and learning evolves, through a seamless progression, in competency based nursing practice. Graduates become proficient in patient-centered care with emphasis on quality improvement methods and patient safety. The responsibility of the professional nurse is complex, requiring expertise in leadership, communication and teamwork.

  • iPad Technology in Nursing

    Learn more about how the School of Nursing at Norwich is not only ahead of utilzing technology within the classroms but also evolving with hands-on opportunites.

  • Admission Standards

    In addition to Norwich University's general admission requirements, nursing applicants must:

    • Meet or exceed the SAT requirement of 1050 for Math and Reading combined
    • Complete four years of high school (HS) math including algebra, geometry and trigonometry
    • Complete three years of high school science, including biology and chemistry
    • Transfer college level science courses current within five years
    • Online science courses are not transferable
    • College-level GPA must be at a minimum of 3.0
    • Transfer students must submit a letter of reference from the Chairperson/Dean of the transferring school prior to acceptance
    • Background screening is a requirement for admission and condition of both acceptance and progression in nursing
    • Students must also submit to intermittent background screening as required by clinical agencies. A criminal record deemed to be of consequence or the habitual intemperate use or addiction to habit forming substances precludes enrollment in the program.

  • View Catalog

    To view nursing program course offerings and a curriculum map for majors, see the Norwich University academic course catalog:

    View Catalog

  • Online Master of Science in Nursing

    As our complex health care system and the policies that govern it continue to evolve, the need for highly competent and forward-thinking leaders in nursing has never been greater. Norwich University's Master of Science in Nursing program was created and has evolved to meet that critical need to improve outcomes in health promotion, health care policy and systems.

    Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our online master's in nursing program helps equip working nurses with the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership positions in nursing administration and leadership, education, and informatics. Through a series of core courses, students develop a broad-based knowledge of health systems as well as essential skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research, evidence-based practice, communications, and management.

    Pursue your Masters in Nursing

  • 1

Meet Our Nursing Faculty

  •  Llynne C. Kiernan

    Llynne C. Kiernan

    “Why do I teach? I am humbled to have such a fantastic job that has encouraged me to pursue higher education while educating the next generation of nurses.” Read More
  • Sarah Manacek

    Sarah Manacek

    "Teaching provides the opportunity to be a lifelong learner and challenges me to practice innovation. I hope to inspire my students to challenge the norm, pursue quality, and get excited about the power of knowledge." Read More
  • Lili Martin

    Lili Martin

    "People are living longer and with more chronic diseases. The need for compassionate, evidence-based nursing care is at an all-time high." Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Related News

  • Nursing Students Address Compassion Fatigue in End-of-Life Class

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Comes to Norwich

  • Norwich University and Boston College Team Up On Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative

  • 1
  • 2

VISIT NORWICH

The only way to truly know if Norwich is for you is to experience it for yourself. So come explore our campus, talk with faculty, and meet our students.

Schedule a Visit

PAY FOR NU

Norwich is committed to affordability across income ranges and ready to invest in you. Let us help you create a program you can afford.

Explore Costs & Aid

APPLY NOW

Already know that Norwich is right for you? Get ready to make a world of difference.

Apply Now

Accreditation and Recognition

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. — the nation’s oldest regional accrediting body - through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.