- 1 According to the United States Department of Labor, “Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.”
- 2 A BSN will allow you to work virtually anywhere. Nurses are employed by hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, correctional facilities, schools, summer camps, the military, and more.
- 3 In 2010, the United States Department of Labor reported that nurses make an average of $64,690 per year.
Why Study Nursing at Saint Josephs's College?
While our Nursing students are equipped with the knowledge that they need for the workforce, St. Elizabeth and SJC take a Christian Humanist approach to help our students develop a greater awareness of and sensitivity toward themselves and others. Thus, our purposes are:
- To prepare graduates to practice proficiently with compassion as nurse generalists in a variety of care settings for clients across the lifespan.
- To promote an environment that values life-long learning of individuals who are confident in confronting the issues and complexities of delivering quality care today and in the future with intelligence, faith, service, and stewardship.
- To prepare graduates to assume leadership roles giving witness to the Christian Humanism values of justice, respect, and commitment to human solidarity and interdependence on local, national, and global levels.
SJC and St. Elizabeth offer a hands-on approach to students wishing to earn their BSN, the desired entry level degree into the nursing profession. Therefore, Nursing students participate in clinicals every semester that they are enrolled in the Clinical Nursing curriculum. Nursing students spend their first year of classes on SJC’s campus and years two through four at the St. Elizabeth campus in Lafayette, Ind, where students travel a 60-mile radius to clinical sites.
Dedication to Excellence
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing has been educating registered nurses for over a century. Our Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National Leadgue for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The program is also is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
- 2 official high school transcripts
- 2 official transcripts from any/all colleges attended
- 3 letters of reference from people (non-family/relatives)who can attest to your leadership skills, honesty, and dependability
To be accepted directly into the STE Clinical Nursing track, students must:
- Be ranked in the upper half of their high school class
- Have a “C” or higher in math, science, and English
- Have an SAT composite score of 920 (combined critical reading and math) or an ACT composite score of 19