The vision of Nyack’s School of Nursing is to send Christian nurses into the world to show Christ’s love as they meet the healthcare needs of hurting people. Our mission is to educate, encourage, equip, connect, and mobilize Christian nurses to work in global communities.
Why Study Nursing at Nyack?
Nyack’s nursing major is designed to prepare students to become general nurses. Our students combine nursing skills, knowledge, and an attitude of service in order to provide compassionate care and advocacy for others. The curriculum also provides students with the background for advanced studies and professional careers. The benefits of studying nursing at Nyack include the following:
- Small and intimate classes that foster deep relationships with your professors and fellow students
- Opportunities to travel abroad for missions and/or clinical trips
- Practical applications for taking the gospel and a Christian perspective into healthcare settings
- A student-centered atmosphere
- Capstone practicum experiences prior to graduation that provide real work experience
“The nursing program at Nyack College was exactly what I was looking for: a place to learn the fundamentals of the nursing profession and also get closer to the Lord. In addition to being very knowledgeable, the professors and staff have a sense of humor and are very uplifting and encouraging. I had a wonderful time at Nyack and will never forget it!”
Cristiana BittnerClass of 2014
“Travelling locally and around the world with professors allowed me to learn the art of nursing and engage with Nyack’s inspiring mentors. I am the nurse I am today because of the competence, compassion, and opportunities available at Nyack.”
Bethany BaldwinClass of 2014
“Nyack’s nursing program emphasized the meaning behind the work we do as nurses, that our love for Jesus should encourage us to serve others. My fondest memories as a nursing student include serving alongside my fellow students on nursing mission trips to Haiti and India. Not only was a I prepared for life as a future professional, but my personal and spiritual life was positively impacted as well.”
Ashley TullochClass of 2015
“I loved the nursing program because of the people that I met. I formed a bond with both professors and classmates. I don’t believe that I would have found the support that I got throughout this program anywhere else.”
Fabiola MoiseClass of 2015
What Will I Study?
Nyack’s nursing students take various courses for a math and science foundation, Bible courses for a biblical foundation, and nursing courses to become a registered nurse. Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Graduates of the Nyack School of Nursing will be equipped to do the following:
- Affirm godly living as foundational to the Christian nursing practice.
- Value each person as created in the image of God.
- Affirm a Christian worldview of health as being in harmony with God.
- Understand the reciprocal relationship between the environment and the health of individuals and communities.
- Affirm the nursing practice as an advocacy for those in need.
- Recognize service to others as essential to the professional nursing practice.
- Develop cultural competency in the delivery of holistic nursing practices.
Nursing course highlights include:
- Christian Nursing
- Community Health Nursing
- Management and Leadership in Nursing
- Medical Surgical Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing
- Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents
- Nursing Research
- Transition to Professional Nursing
There are many career opportunities available to nurses. Graduates of Nyack’s nursing program are prepared to become general nurses and pursue their careers in different populations and clinical settings including but not limited to the following:
- Critical care nurse
- Dialysis nurse
- Emergency room nurse
- Maternity nurse
- Nursing informatics
- Operating room nurse
- Pediatric nurse
- School nurse
After working for several years and obtaining a master’s degree, graduates can become nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, nurse administrators, or nurse researchers. Students who continue even further in their education can teach, become expert clinicians, or conduct public health research.
Nyack’s nursing graduates are working in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and community health settings. In addition, a number of our graduates choose to pursue a master’s degree as nurse practitioners (MSN-NP) or in nursing education (MEd).