Wegmans School of Nursing
Patricia Gatlin, Dean
Lori Dambaugh, Associate Dean
Christine Boev, Chair of Undergraduate Program
Pamela Herendeen, Program Director, RN/BS Program
Joanne Weinschreider, Director of Experiential Learning
Caroline Critchlow, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Program Evaluation
Kylene Abraham, Amy Archey, Stephanie Bartlett, Melissa Bourne, Desireé Branson, Holly Brown, Crystal Dobri, Elizabeth Dollinger, Colleen Dwyer Donegan, Kiernan Donofrio, Jennifer Fernaays, Susan Frederick, Katherine Grams, Joy Hogan, Pamela Herendeen, Deborah Hurley, Corey Jackson, Amy Jerum, Katherine Ledwin, Pamela Mapstone, Natalie Masco-Dixon, Heather McGrane Minton, Marcie McMahon, Henry Moscicki, Alexis Munding, Karen Parker, Katherine Rowles, Tara Sacco, Alison Simpson, Heather Sisk, Donna Tydings, Andrew Udkovich, Eileen Wilbert, Melinda Zalewski
The Wegmans School of Nursing provides a broad liberal arts and professional program of study/experience that prepares graduates to positively influence health outcomes for culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities in a rapidly changing, highly complex health care environment. Baccalaureate nurses are socialized to the roles of clinical nursing care provider, health care manager, change agent, health advocate, teacher, counselor, scholar, and leader. The commitment to “goodness, discipline, and knowledge” at St. John Fisher University creates an environment that uniquely contributes to the values and scholarship essential to excellence in nursing education.
The undergraduate nursing curriculum is grounded in both the knowledge/theory base of the discipline of nursing and the art/science of evidence-based practice. A holistic view of the person is fundamental to the study of the science of nursing, which has the goal of promoting health throughout the wellness/illness/death continuum within the context of internal and external environments. Required courses provide the opportunity for the student to develop aptitude in: critical thinking, ethical decision making, processing complex information, establishing/maintaining therapeutic relationships, and providing/coordinating care, as well as socioeconomic analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, cultural sensitivity, and self-appraisal.