Wegmans School of Nursing
Dianne Cooney Miner, Dean
Marilyn L. Dollinger, Associate Dean
Christine Nelson-Tuttle, Co-Chair of Undergraduate Program
Charlene Smith, Co-Chair of Undergraduate Program
Pamela White, Director, RN/BS Program
Kylene Abraham, Christine Boev, Nancy Bowllan,* Mary S. Collins, Vivian Cunningham, Lori Dambaugh, Kathleen Dever, Colleen Dwyer Donegan, John Kirchgessner, Elizabeth Kiss, Virginia Krebbeks, Pamela Mapstone, Laura Markwick, Natalie Masco, Cynthia Ricci McCloskey, Karen Parker, Susan Read, Tammy Roman, Tara Sacco, Nancy Wilk
*On leave, Spring 2014
The Wegmans School of Nursing provides a broad liberal arts and professional program of study/experience that prepares graduates to positively influence health outcomes for culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities in a rapidly changing, highly complex health care environment. Baccalaureate nurses are socialized to the roles of clinical nursing care provider, health care manager, change agent, health advocate, teacher, counselor, scholar, and leader. The commitment to “goodness, discipline, and knowledge” at St. John Fisher College creates an environment that uniquely contributes to the values and scholarship essential to excellence in nursing education.
The undergraduate nursing curriculum is grounded in both the knowledge/theory base of the discipline of nursing and the art/science of evidence-based practice. A holistic view of the person is fundamental to the study of the science of nursing which has the goal of promoting health throughout the wellness/illness/death continuum within the context of internal and external environments. Required courses provide the opportunity for the student to develop aptitude in: critical thinking, ethical decision-making, processing complex information, establishing/maintaining therapeutic relationships, providing/coordinating care, as well as socioeconomic analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, cultural sensitivity, and self-appraisal.