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Message from Sharon Dormire, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate ProgramsWelcome to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at the Florida Atlantic University. This is a special place where every member of our academic community is committed to creating a caring environment of excellence. People choose to study at FAU for varied reasons. However, the demand for our graduates, the reputation of our faculty, and the contributions of our research are primary reasons for choosing this College of Nursing. Our mission is to contribute to on-going development of the science of caring in nursing, innovation in teaching and clinical practice, and serving our community. Caring for each individual, student, and faculty or staff member is the central focus of our college community.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a professional program building on knowledge in science, humanities and related disciplines. Our coursework emphasizes caring as a framework for clinical reasoning regarding health, nursing therapeutics, person/environment interaction, and utilization of health care resources. Clinical experiences occur in a wide variety of hospital and community settings serving diverse populations. BSN graduates are prepared as general clinical practitioners, and are eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) in order to secure licensure as a Registered Nurse. The BSN program is highly competitive, and demands rigorous studies with clinical application. The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2013.
As the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, I have the pleasure of leading three programs of nursing study at the baccalaureate level: a Traditional BSN track, an RN-to-BSN track, and an Accelerated track.
1. Traditional Track: A two-year upper division track. This track is offered at our Boca Campus.
2. Accelerated Track: A one- year full-time track for students who have a bachelor's degree in another discipline. This track is offered at our Boca Campus.
3. RN to BSN Track: A completion track designed for the registered nurse student with a diploma or associate degree in nursing. This track is offered through multiple avenues and locations. Students have the choice of taking classes at our Davie and/or Boca Campus or they may choose to complete the curriculum solely on-line or a combination of both.
Please review the prerequisite requirements and application process for entry into the programs. You may find them on this website by clicking on the program in which you have an interest.
The information provided on our website is designed to answer most questions you may have. For additional information please contact the Student Services office at 561-297-3887.
Undergraduate Program Outcomes
The purpose of the Undergraduate Program is to advance the study, understanding, and professional practice of the discipline of nursing.
The overall goal of the undergraduate curriculum is to prepare graduates whose practice of nursing nurtures the wholeness of persons through caring in nursing situations in a variety of settings.
The program outcomes of the Undergraduate Program are that the graduate will be able to:
Unfold a journey of coming to know and care for self as person and nurse.