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    Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne CollegeWelcome to the
    Purcell School of Professional Studies
    Quality, Compassionate Care

    Le Moyne offers undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, all of which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). We take great pride in educating our nursing students to become conscientious, compassionate professionals who provide outstanding care to their patients and service to their communities. Nursing students put the exceptional clinical skills they learned in the classroom to work in communities locally and abroad. They have the opportunity to participate in unique service activities such as accompanying veterans to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program and traveling to Ghana or Belize to provide health care to those in need. In keeping with the Le Moyne College tradition, faculty work closely with students to build rapport and facilitate learning by offering one-on-one advisement, small classes, and state-of-the-art facilities.


    Access the college catalog here

    Undergraduate Program Goals and Outcomes

    1.  Leadership in delivering care based on ethical and scientific principles
                a. Integrate information from nursing and the liberal arts and sciences to make practice
    decisions
                b. Evaluate research findings      
                c. Integrate principles of ethical decision making in professional practice
    2.  Commitment to continuous learning and application of new knowledge
            a. Demonstrate evidence of professional development and growth by engaging in activities to promote the advancement of the profession
                b. Implement evidence into practice
    3.  Inquiry into healthcare systems regarding quality of care  
                 a. Reflect on progress towards personal development of the multidimensional role of the                professional nurse
                  b. Examine the complexities of the health care system and the impact on the individual,
       group, and population outcomes
    4.  Compassionate care of the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals, groups, and populations along the continuum of illness to wellness, acting locally and globally
                   a. Integrate principles of altruism, cultural diversity, and caring in the delivery of health
    services to clients
                   b. Recommend strategies to improve access, equality, and outcomes in individuals, groups, and global populations
                   c. Reflect on personal influence on health of individuals, families and populations
    5.  Generosity of spirit, transforming care in service with a preference for the vulnerable, poor and   underserved
    a. Value the divine nature of all individuals
    b. Advocate for health equity and social justice

     Graduate Program Goals and Outcomes

    1.  Leadership in delivering advanced nursing care based on ethical and scientific principles
      a. Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to provide and to improve practice and health outcomes for patients, families and populations.                  
     b. Use concepts of financial stewardship in business, policy and clinical practice
              c. Integrate principles of ethical decision making in professional practice
    2.  Commitment to continuous learning and application of new knowledge
             a. Demonstrate evidence of professional development and growth by engaging in activities to promote the advancement of the profession
                 b. Share expertise with other healthcare professionals and the community to improve the
    quality of care
                c. Practice using the best available evidence and guidelines
                d. Determine own learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
    3.  Evaluation of healthcare systems with regard to quality of care
                a. Evaluate healthcare systems and care outcomes using sound and current data      
                b. Examine the complexities of the health care system and the impact on the individual, group, and population outcomes
                c. Model a personal philosophy of nursing leadership
    4.  Compassionate care of the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals, groups, and populations along the continuum of illness to wellness, acting locally and globally
                  a. Build principles of altruism, cultural diversity, and caring into professional practice.
                b. Create patient-centered and culturally sensitive strategies to improve access, equality, and health outcomes in individuals, families and populations
                c. Reflect on personal influence on health of individuals, families and populations
    5.  Generosity of spirit, transforming care in service with a preference for the vulnerable, poor and   underserved
                a. Engage in practices that protect the divine nature of all individuals
                b. Advocate for health equity and social justice
                c. Mentor nurses and other health care professionals in just culture and practice

     

    Undergraduate - Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing

    The Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing (DDPN) represents a unique articulation agreement between Le Moyne College's Department of Nursing and St. Joseph's College of Nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. The DDPN requires two years of full-time study at Le Moyne College and two years of full-time study at St. Joseph's College of Nursing for high school graduates pursuing a nursing career.

    View the DDPN information in the College catalog.

    The A-DDPN is ideal for students who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree or higher and want a fast track path to the nursing profession. The program is an intense, full-time, immersion experience that spans 18 months. Students will earn both an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing, and be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

    The partnership will allow students to gain valuable hands-on clinical experience at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center within weeks of starting the program. Career opportunities are excellent, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent through 2020.

    View A-DDPN information in the College catalog.

    Apply for the program

    Accelerated Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing
    Info Session Learn more about the Accelerated Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing (A-DDPN) at our Information Session on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. on the Le Moyne campus. This program is ideal for students who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree or higher and want a fast-track path to the nursing profession. Register Now 

    This RN to BS program offers associate degree and diploma-prepared registered nurses the opportunity to further their education for professional nursing practice. Le Moyne is a transfer-friendly institution; applicants are accepted in both the fall and spring semesters and students are welcome to begin taking courses prior to matriculation.

    View RN-BS information in the College catalog.
    Nurse Practitioners have become the primary care providers for millions of Americans and are poised to meet the challenge of providing comprehensive, high quality, and cost effective care to many more millions of people in the changing healthcare market. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are uniquely skilled primary care providers who work collaboratively to meet the healthcare needs of diverse individuals and families across the lifespan, in a variety of practice settings. Graduates of Le Moyne's FNP program are trained as competent and compassionate clinicians who will provide excellent community-based primary care to diverse, under-served, and vulnerable populations.

    The Le Moyne FNP program offers a Full and Part-time POS for bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurses (RNs) licensed in New York state. These programs include 35 credits didactic coursework and 9 credits of clinical coursework (totaling 810 hours). Graduates of the program receive a Master of Science in Nursing, FNP certification, and are eligible to sit for National Certification. A part-time, Post-master’s FNP certificate is also available to eligible candidates who will receive an individualized POS.

    Learn more about the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the College catalog.

    The Department of Nursing offers a 39-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in the three specialty practice/functional role tracks: nurse educator, nurse administrator, and informatics.

    This MS program was established to address the nationwide shortage of professional nurse leaders prepared at the graduate level in these three areas to meet demand for quality nursing care. Programs are nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are designed to concur with the standards for master's education as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in its Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

    Graduates are prepared to function in professional leadership positions either as faculty in schools of nursing, as staff development or patient educators, as managers in the challenging marketplace of healthcare, or as specialty practitioners.  The post-master's certificates are available to nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing or a related field.

    The Master of Science curriculum consists of three parts: core, adult health and illness concentration, and specialty practice/functional role tracks of nurse educator, nurse administrator, or informatics. Core courses of 12 credits satisfy the content areas of ethics, human diversity and social issues, health care delivery, and research. The specialty focus includes a 9-credit concentration in adult health and illness.  The centerpiece of the curriculum consists of five specialty practice/functional role tracks of 18 credits each. A track includes courses to prepare students to assume primary leadership roles as professionals for 21st century healthcare delivery.  All three tracks require a capstone scholarly project. 

    The MS program curriculum is designed as a two-year program of study for full-time students and a 3 to 4 year program of study for part-time students.  Some courses are offered in a hybrid, online or condensed format.

    See Master of Science information in the College catalog.


    The Department of Nursing post-master's certificates in four specialty roles: nurse educator, nurse administrator, informatics, and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

    Post-master’s certificate programs are offered to accommodate professional nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing or in a related field. These certificates are 12 to 18 credits each.

    These post-master's certificates are designed for those nurses currently in or seeking a managerial or educational position in a variety of healthcare facilities or schools of nursing who require or desire competency in one of these functional roles. The Advanced Certificate Program addresses such needs and the program of study can be completed in one academic year of part-time enrollment.

    Learn more about Post-Master's Certificate in the College catalog.


     

    Omicron at-Large

    Omicron Alumni Chapter of Syracuse University is proud to add Le Moyne College to our charter as a member of our global community of nursing.

    On October 1, 2015 Omicron amended its charter by adding Le Moyne Honor Society of Nursing to officially become

    Omicron at-Large

    The former Le Moyne Honor Society of Nursing would like to say thank you for the continued support during our growth and development to become an at-Large Chapter with Omicron Alumni Chapter of Syracuse University Nursing.

    Le Moyne is proud to become part of Omicron at-Large Chapter and we pledge our commitment to nursing excellence and STTI’s purposes.

    As we move forward with our new journey let’s reflect on one of President Klopper’s Call to Action charges: Gratitude. By living a life of gratitude, we find meaning in our personal and professional lives and respectfully connect and embrace the diversity of people.

    Congratulations and welcome our newest members of the Omicron at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International. 

    You are Sigma Theta Tau; We are Sigma Theta Tau

    Sincerely,

    Kara Keyes, MS, RN  
    Omicron at-Large, President

     

    Our Faculty

     

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    Kara Keyes, M.S., R.N.

    Professor of Practice View Bio
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    Barbara Carranti, M.S., R.N., C.N.S.

    Clinical Associate Professor View Bio
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    Virginia Cronin, Ph.D., R.N.

    Director, F.N.P. Program View Bio

    Nursing at Le Moyne

    Video
    Honor Flight

    Watch as the Le Moyne College nursing students embark on a journey to Washington, DC to bring World War II Veterans to see the monuments built in their honor.

    Our Stories
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Honor Flight - Mission Accomplished

    Bringing a group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., was a mission Le Moyne nursing students happily accepted.

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Global Lessons in Care

    “The most rewarding part of the trip was being able to immerse myself in the Ghanaian culture,” said Christopher Spinella ’14, a nursing student from Syracuse, N.Y. “The people of Ghana were welcoming from the beginning."

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Following a New Path

    As a child Kateri Allard was intent on becoming a dancer. When an illness brought her to the hospital for several months, though, she was led down a new path - to become a nurse like those who cared for her.

    Student Organizations & Professional Societies

    The Le Moyne College Honor Society of Nursing was established in April 2007 to recognize undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated both high academic achievement and potential for leadership in the profession of nursing. A ceremony is held each May to induct those qualified into this prestigious organization. 

    Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for membership in the honor society if they meet the criteria. 

     

    Interested in learning more about Le Moyne College? Have questions about our programs? Contact Us Today

    Welcome to Nursing

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    Margaret (Meega) Wells Ph.D, R.N. and A.N.P.

    Nursing

    A career in nursing offers a variety of employment opportunities. Our rigorous nursing programs prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We hope you find all the information you are looking for on our website. If you have any questions, please contact the Department. Phone- (315) 445-5435 Email: lemoyne.edu/nursing

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