La Salle’s ACHIEVE BSN Program is a nursing program that provides students with the flexibility to gain a strong foundation that will let them build a career in the wide range of professions available to nurses today. Graduates take classes on the weekends and during evening hours and become culturally and clinically competent members of their profession via state-of-the-art simulation labs, experienced and dedicated faculty, and clinical experiences at the largest teaching hospital facilities in the Philadelphia area.
La Salle’s ACHIEVE Program is a part-time evening/weekend program that leads to a BSN degree and is taught over nine consecutive semesters once prerequisite courses are met. Students who earn a BSN degree qualify to complete an application to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam). Once licensed as a Registered Nurse, a program graduate is prepared to provide holistic, professional nursing care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings including, but not limited to, acute and long-term care, occupational health, outpatient settings, rehabilitation centers, and a variety of community-based agencies.
This course examines professional nursing practice and clinical practice competencies specified by professional nursing organizations, nursing accrediting agencies, and private foundation and federal reports.
Controversies and knowledge development in pathophysiology and pharmacology are investigated, and their impact on nursing care through the lifespan is examined.
The purpose of this course is to stimulate a refinement of and appreciation for the potential of the research process in the development of nursing, client and health care systems.
The Nursing faculty encourages our students to Explore, Experience, and Excel in a teaching-learning environment that fosters scholarship, collegiality, respect, and collaboration among learners and teachers. We focus on the care of vulnerable populations and respect the humanity of the people that we serve.
The program has established strong ties with several senior centers, adult day care centers, hospitals, and other health care facilities within Philadelphia and the surrounding areas (including Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware Counties as well as New Jersey). Clinical experiences associated with coursework may be assigned at institutions such as