On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Nursing, I would like to thank you for your interest in the University’s nursing program. Our nursing program is built on the rich legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune who championed scholarship, leadership and service. The university’s motto is “Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve.” The School of Nursing believes that the very foundation of nursing education embodies our motto to learn and serve with head (intellect and clinical reasoning), heart ( transformative leadership) and hand (service learning); and to this end, we strive to prepare our students to provide safe, quality, patient-centered, evidence-based nursing care that is guided by caring.
To help accomplish our student learning outcomes, we provide state-of-the-art smart classrooms, a skills lab, virtual simulation labs, a computer lab and many online resources to reinforce and enhance active learning and competencies. In addition, we have clinical affiliations with varied agencies throughout the Central Florida region to provide clinical educational experiences.
The faculty and staff are committed to making higher education in nursing accessible to a diverse student body. We are committed to providing a nurturing learning environment for students to promote their personal and spiritual growth; their commitment to lifelong learning; their desire and preparation to serve individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments.
Our University is built on a rich and long tradition of caring about others. We encourage you to become a part of this great tradition by joining our nursing alumni who have chosen the often challenging, but very rewarding field of Nursing. We invite you to become an exemplary representative of the Bethune-Cookman University experience and an integral part of our Wildcat Nursing family!
Again, welcome to the School of Nursing.
Sandra K. Tucker, PhD., RN., JD.
Dean, School of Nursing