Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nursing graduates are qualified to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

Baccalaureate in Nursing Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effectiveness in planning and providing holistic evidence-based nursing care for diverse individuals and populations.
  2. Create an environment for the provision of care within clinical microsystems with attention to quality, safety, information systems and health care ethics.
  3. Use clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making based on nursing science, related theory, and current evidence, to inform the delivery of care across the lifespan.
  4. Participate in inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration in partnership with individuals and populations to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care.
  5. Translate knowledge from research, benchmarking, quality improvement and other relevant sources into practice to address health related problems.
  6. Synthesize knowledge from the humanities and sciences in planning and providing care that is guided by the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, global citizenship, and social justice.
  7. Demonstrate professional growth, through the cultivation of self-awareness, responsibility, accountability, creativity, leadership and commitment to lifelong learning.
  8. Advocate for patients, consumers, and the nursing profession through involvement in the political process, and health/patient care policies and practices.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Fairfield University is accredited by the:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC  20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476