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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program

Caldwell University’s B.S.N. program provides an exceptional curriculum to prepare professional nurses for practice in today’s global environment. The program is structured to provide a strong liberal arts foundation that is further developed in nursing course work, which includes clinical and laboratory activities. Clinical experience is provided in a variety of healthcare agencies and  community centers in the region. Simulation activities are integrated throughout the program to provide students with opportunities to further  develop essential clinical skills.

Our graduates are prepared to provide safe, effective patient care to a diverse population and for practice in all types of health care settings.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Caldwell University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791 and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.


The Department of Public Health at Caldwell University exists in response to the national and global need to prepare students to enter the healthcare delivery system equipped with the necessary skills to meet complex healthcare needs of diverse populations.

This department includes the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education (BSPHE) as well as Caldwell University’s Inter Professional Health Education Collaborative (IPHEC). The World Health Organization describes inter-professional health education as students from two or more professions learning about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve local and global health outcomes.

Graduates of the BSPHE will be qualified and prepared for positions in community health and public health as well as hospitals, insurance companies, primary care provider offices, private and commercial community health organizations, research organizations, health coaches in wellness centers, educators within biology and pharmaceutical industry and governmental public health organizations.

The IPHEC will guide integrated learning experiences- utilizing best practice methods for our students enrolled in our inter-disciplinary health programs of:

Students enrolled in these majors will have the opportunity to engage in exciting inter-disciplinary coursework including, simulation exercises in our state-of-the-art simulation labs, and assignments that strengthen necessary skills to enter the healthcare delivery job force, such as using telemedicine as a disruptive innovation for providing patient teaching to populations.


Ernani“As the US healthcare system moves into the era of population health which will be based upon a solid foundation of community driven wellness and prevention, new innovative programs such as Caldwell University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education will be vital in helping to prepare our future healthcare workforce. “, Ernani Sadural, MD ,Director of Global Health, RWJBARNABAS Health

School of Nursing and Public Health News      

  • Nursing alumna reportedly helps save a life on airplane May 24, 2017 Caldwell University nursing alumna Courtney Donlan ’16 was interviewed on several news outlets after reportedly saving a woman’s life on an airplane.  Donlan is a nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Professor and Director of the Department of Nursing at Caldwell Dr. Theodora Sirota said the nursing faculty and administration could not be more proud Courtney.  “She exemplifies the high ...
  • Nursing Department becomes official member of international honor society March 30, 2017 Caldwell, N.J., March 29, 2017 – The Caldwell University Department of Nursing became an official charter member of the international honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, at a ceremony on March 11 at the Bethwood in Totowa, New Jersey. The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to advance world health and to celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership ...
  • Nursing students receive white coats celebrating the start of clinical studies September 6, 2016 Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 2, 2016 – Sixty-six Caldwell University nursing students received their white coats at a ceremony Sept. 1 celebrating the start of their clinical studies. “May the white coat remind you of our professional bond and commitment to the caring, compassion and humanism in nursing that we all share,” said Dr. Theodora Sirota, Ph.D., CNL, APRN-BC, professor and director of ...
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