The faculty is dedicated to preparing the student for life-long learning in order to meet the increasing demands of the expanding environment of nursing practice. The graduates of the Department of Nursing will have developed the values and competencies which include: critical thinking and evidenced-based approach to care; culturally competent care; autonomy; interprofessional communication; and decision making within a framework of professional and ethical principles that are central to the delivery of nursing care in a global environment.
Statement of Philosophy
The educational empowerment of students promotes professionalization, community service and the competence to impact the health care system. The faculty believes that graduate nursing education provides an opportunity for the student to develop advanced competencies in nursing, in areas of concentration and role function, congruent with an expanding theoretical knowledge and authority base. Graduate education increased the opportunity for nurses to obtain advanced preparation and serves to increase the number of advanced practice nurses and nurse educators that serve the community. The faculty participates in the education process as role models, facilitators, mentors, and learners.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at LIU Post is an upper division program for registered nurses. Graduates of associate degree programs in nursing receive 28 transfer credits for previous nursing education and graduates of diploma schools receive 28 credits of advanced standing toward the degree. Nursing courses are taught by professors who serve as both educators and mentors. Courses are offered during the day and evening to accommodate the schedules of registered nurses, in small class settings that encourage participation and ensure individual attention. Courses in the M.S. in Nursing Education are all offered in the Blended Learning format. Many of the core courses in the family nurse practitioner program and clinical nurse specialist program are also offered in the blended format.