The curriculum offered by the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing – University of Saint Francis Cooperative Nursing Program is a seamless integrated Diploma-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum that prepares the graduates to become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN ®). The St. Elizabeth School of Nursing-USF Cooperative Nursing Program (CNP) (Diploma-BSN program) provides students with:
A diploma-based nursing experience rich in clinical learning milieus and multiple opportunities to get early "hands-on" clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings.
Learning experiences required to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing founded on the BSN Essentials that will prepare graduates to be competent, effective nursing leaders.
The Diploma-BSN Cooperative Nursing Program, provides the learner with best of both types of entry-level options (DIPLOMA and BSN); excellent clinical skills due to early (and often) hands-on clinical experiences throughout the program along with the theoretical knowledge from nursing, arts, sciences and humanities needed to provide safe and effective nursing care in a variety of today’s healthcare/practice settings.
The Diploma-BSN Cooperative Nursing Program requires 120 semester credits and can be completed with flexibility in mind. We work closely with our students to customize a plan of study that best fits their individual needs.
Sample Three Year Plan
Sample Four Year Plan
Sample Second Degree