The ACHIEVE Program is the Evening/Weekend basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, offered at the Bucks County-Newtown Campus (initiated in January 2002) and at the Main Campus (initiated in September 2002). Students in this program qualify for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) (state board of nursing examination) to become registered professional nurses and to practice as members of the nursing profession. This program, which is 126 credits leading to the BSN is taught over 7 continuous semesters once prerequisite courses are met. The nursing courses are taught during the Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions (8-10 credits Fall and Spring; 5 credits, Summer). Didactic portions of the courses are taught in the evenings during the week. Clinical experiences are planned for day and evening weekend hours. The goal of the program is to enable the graduate to provide professional nursing care which includes health promotion and maintenance, illness care, restoration, rehabilitation, and health counseling derived from nursing theory and research.
La Salle’s ACHIEVE Program provides the opportunity to refine critical thinking skills, to strengthen one’s self concept as a person and as a member of the nursing profession and to set a course for self-directed learning and independent action, enhancing one’s personal and professional growth. Students who can enter the ACHIEVE Program are those new to nursing, career changers, and LPNs who wish to complete the program on aan Evening/Weekend basis.