The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Framingham State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The curriculum provides a broad educational base in the humanities and in the natural and social sciences. The program encourages self-directed learning, critical thinking, independent action, and professional awareness. The goal is preparation of a nurse who is able to function as a generalist in a variety of health-care settings. The course of study provides a base for graduate work in education, research, clinical specialization, or administration.
Organized Around Prevention
The curriculum is organized around the concept of prevention as a means of attaining wellness. The goal of prevention includes:
- Primary prevention - to prevent the initiation of illness through the reduction of risk factors and the promotion of wellness.
- Secondary prevention - to arrest the development of illness through early detection of illness and the promotion of wellness.
- Tertiary prevention - to minimize the consequences of illness and disability through the promotion of wellness.