The health care industry is changing and nurses play a critical role in the continued quality of patient care. Nurses help others, using skills that blend scientific knowledge with compassion and caring. Few professions offer such a rewarding combination. Nurses are the largest single component of any hospital staff—the primary providers of hospital patient care—and they deliver most of the nation's nursing home care. The demand for nurses is projected to grow by 19 percent before 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor.
The best way to prepare nurses for modern careers within healthcare environments where doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and others work side-by-side is to collaborate with professionals in those disciplines before that career even begins. Through emphasis on technology, simulated health care environments, and clinical rotations, as well as expertise and mentorship of the departments of Biomedical Science, Health Sciences, Health Information Management, Medical Imaging, Social Work, and Nutrition, students in the Department of Nursing are prepared to take on a plethora of patient care challenges as vital players on teams of specialized healthcare professionals.
The LIU Post School of Health Professions and Nursing offers Bachelor of
Science and Master of Science Programs in Nursing that are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
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.