The School of Nursing designs a program that educates individuals to become registered nurses at the baccalaureate degree level. It is designed to graduate competent, visionary professional nurse leaders who are at the forefront of innovative, culturally sensitive healthcare practices that promote human flourishing. It endeavors to develop the professional nurse leader to serve, educate and empower all citizens towards optimal wellness. The professional nurse leader advocates for opportunities for all citizens to improve their quality of life through innovative nursing practice with the primary goal of eliminating health disparities, within our immediate and global communities. This faith based program prepares a nurse generalist for professional practice using knowledge derived from the liberal arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and nursing. Individuals will be prepared to practice in a variety of settings, and encouraged to continue personal and professional growth. The program emphasizes excellent teaching with a commitment to student-faculty interaction. Individual talents, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and insights are recognized and appreciated by faculty. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).