Caldwell, N.J., Dec. 20, 2019 — Caldwell University’s undergraduate nursing program has been named one of the top 10 nursing schools in New Jersey. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree was recognized by nurse.org as one of the leading programs in the state.
Donna Naturale, DNP, MSN, RN, APN-BC, associate dean in Caldwell’s School of Nursing and Public Health, says the ranking recognizes the talent and hard work of the faculty and students. “This ranking acknowledges how we strive to prepare our students to excel, to practice nursing in a global environment and to make a difference in their field when they graduate.”
Caldwell nursing graduates passed the state nursing licensure exam known as NCLEX at a 98% rate in 2018 which is higher than the national pass rate. To date, 94% of Caldwell’s 2019 nursing program graduates have successfully passed the NCLEX exam.Ninety-five percent of Caldwell’s recent bachelor’s degree earners are working, enrolled in further education or serving in the military.
Caldwell’s undergraduate nursing program includes a mix of laboratory activities, including simulation, in the university’s state-of-the-art nursing lab, and clinical experiences with diverse populations of patients in a variety of healthcare agencies and community centers.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Caldwell University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Caldwell recently added a fully online Master’s of Science degree in Nursing in Population Health where graduates will be qualified to work as positions such as a care coordinator, project, case and nurse managers in outpatient facilities, hospitals, public health departments, and in insurance and quality improvement fields. They will also be prepared to teach in undergraduate college and university nursing programs.
To find out more about Caldwell’s University’s nursing programs and its School of Nursing and Public Health, go to: https://www.caldwell.edu/academ/academic-departments/nursing