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- [Nancy] Hello, I'm Nancy Meedzan,
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Dean of the School of Nursing.
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I am so happy that you are considering a degree in nursing.
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This year's pandemic has flagged
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the value of nursing to the community,
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the nobility of nurses as frontline professionals,
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and the global nature of the challenges
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to nursing as a whole.
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This virtual tour of the School of Nursing
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at Endicott College will show you
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how we utilize educational technologies and space
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to prepare our students to respond flexibly
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to future healthcare uncertainties.
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The School of Nursing is located on the North West side
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of the campus near the Bourque Hockey Arena.
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The building houses only the nursing program,
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so it is a place for the nursing students,
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faculty, and staff to connect and collaborate
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in a peaceful setting, tucked in the woods
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of our beautiful campus.
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We accept our applicants directly into the nursing program,
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so students know that once they have earned
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a seat in our program, they have our full commitment
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to their success in the nursing profession.
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Our classrooms are bright, pleasant,
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and comfortable for students,
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and the larger sizes allow for more active teaching methods
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to be utilized.
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All classrooms are equipped with microphones and cameras
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to allow remote access.
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We have seven classrooms that fit 25 students,
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which is the size of most of our classes,
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and one larger classroom which fits 45 students.
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Students take nursing courses in these classrooms
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and they take their general education core classes
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on the main campus.
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Core classes are where our students learn skills
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in communication, critical thinking,
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and job skills that are so important in today's job market.
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This is our five-room primary care suite,
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which provides an area for our freshmen nursing students
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and our nurse practitioner graduate students
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to practice their skills in health assessment.
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We believe our students have an advantage
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by starting their first nursing course
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during the freshman year.
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The larger exam room you see here
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can also be repurposed to accommodate furniture,
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which simulates the apartment of an elderly client,
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and we use this in our community health simulations.
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Here we have our high-fidelity simulation lab,
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which was completed in the fall of 2020.
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This lab is used my sophomore, junior,
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and senior nursing students.
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We supplement our clinical hours in the hospital
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with experiences here in the high-fidelity simulation labs,
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where students practice in small groups with our mannequins,
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applying clinical judgment skills
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to the patient scenarios they might encounter
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in the healthcare setting.
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Providing some of the higher acuity,
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low-prevalence patient scenarios during simulation assures
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that all of our graduates have the skills necessary
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for competent nursing practice.
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Our graduating classes consistently score in the 90s
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on the National Licensure Examination
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for Registered Nurses, which is well above the state
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and national averages.
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This is partly because we start to prepare our students
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for success on the Licensure Examination
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in the freshman year,
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and we get them into their first clinical experience
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in the sophomore year.
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This is a full year ahead of most other nursing programs.
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Here we have our large skills lab,
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which is used for sophomore nursing students
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during their fundamentals of nursing clinical.
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Our sophomore students are thrilled
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to start clinical at many of the Boston hospitals
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the first semester of their sophomore year.
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Our classrooms extend beyond this building
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and into the community.
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Our program includes eight clinical experiences
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and a full semester internship experience
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in the best hospital systems in the world,
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which equates to almost 700 hours
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of clinical practice upon graduation.
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Learning at these world-renowned teaching hospitals,
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such as Massachusetts General Hospital,
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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center,
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Tufts Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston,
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impacts our students in their education and provides them
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with potential job opportunities upon graduation.
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Those that choose the fifth year master's program
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can continue on with their nursing studies
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to become a family nurse practitioner,
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nurse administrator, nurse educator, or global health nurse.
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Our students are well prepared for graduate-level work,
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because they have completed an undergraduate thesis
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as part of their core curriculum.
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We offer a seamless transition to the graduate program
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with an accelerated admission process,
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no GRE requirements, and a 20% alumni discount.
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We also have two doctoral level nursing programs,
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so Endicott really can take you to the pinnacle
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of nursing leadership.
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I hope you enjoyed our tour
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of the Endecott College School of Nursing.
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We would love to welcome you in person to the nest any time.
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