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There are fewer careers out there today that are in higher demand than nurses. And its experienced faculty, state-of-the art facilities and reputation for producing highly qualified nurses has made Mercyhurst North East the most trusted provider of one- and two-year nursing education in the Erie region.

MNE offers a variety of options to help you achieve your dream of becoming a nurse

 

Job Outlook

According to the the U.S. Department of Labor and Industry, jobs in healthcare are steadily on the rise due to the aging world’s population. We are already seeing shortages of nurses, but by the year 2020, the nation will have a shortage of more than 800,000 nurses.

Nursing can be rewarding in more ways than one. The median annual salary for a registered nurse is $62,450, and licensed practical nurses $39,030. Plus, many hospitals also offer generous signing bonuses.

The Associate of Science in Nursing program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(414)-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

info@acenursing.org

The faculty of the Associate in Science in Nursing program believe nursing is a caring profession whose members provide patient-centered care across the life span to individuals, families, and the global community. We believe nursing is a scientific discipline using clinical judgment, substantiated by evidence, and integrating safe, quality care and health promotion. As part of our professional identity, we value interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork to promote effective communication and shared decision making. We believe nurses use information and technology to communicate, access resources, promote patient safety and provide continuous quality improvement. Professional nurses adhere to the established standards of practice and are accountable within the legal and ethical framework of the profession. Inherent in this is the belief that education is a continuous life-long process necessary to integrate the best current evidence for clinical practice. In keeping with the core values of Mercyhurst University, we believe nurses are ambassadors of service demonstrating the values of social mercy, global responsibility, intellectual creativity, and reflective awareness. We believe learners are self-directed and build on prior knowledge and life experiences. Learning is facilitated by various teaching strategies which consider individual learning preferences. The faculty encourages and supports the spirit of inquiry to challenge the status quo and question underlying assumptions.

  • Advocate for the patient and/or designee as the principle source of control to determine the direction of her/his care and to manage her/his care in collaboration with the health care team.
  • Use system, individual resources and clinical judgment to implement and promote safe practice and minimize risk to the patient, family, and health care team.
  • Integrate best current evidence to provide safe, quality nursing care and promote optimal patient outcomes.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, access resources, support decision making and prevent errors.
  • Collaborate with the patient and/or designee and members of the health care team to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision making to achieve quality care.
  • Adheres to standards of professional practice as a patient advocate, is accountable for her/his actions and behaviors, and practices nursing within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks.