Wegmans School of Nursing
Patricia Gatlin, Dean
Lori Dambaugh, Associate Dean
Christine Boev, Chair of Undergraduate Program
Stephanie C. Spain, Program Director, RN/BS Program
Kylene Abraham, Melissa Bourne, Desireé Branson, Holly Brown, Yvette Conyers, Kathleen Dever, Crystal Dobri, Colleen Dwyer Donegan, Kiernan Donofrio, Jaime Fordham, Susan Frederick, Katherine Grams, Pamela Herendeen, Elizabeth Kiss, Pamela Mapstone, Natalie Masco-Dixon, Heather McGrane Minton, Marcie McMahon, Sarah Miner, Henry Moscicki, Karen Parker, Katherine Rowles, Tara Sacco, Alison Simpson, Heather Sisk, Charlene Smith, Laura Stannard, Donna Tydings, Eileen Wilbert, Melinda Zalewski
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, and providing/coordinating care, as well as socioeconomic analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, cultural sensitivity, and self-appraisal.