Nursing Program

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

The nursing program prepares you to give excellent care to the clients centered on human quality, moral and spiritual values, and respect for diversity.

Simulación en el laboratorio de Enfermería de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Mision and Vision

As an integral part of Sagrado, the Nursing Program’s commitment is the development of adept nursing professionals with the required healthcare competencies, to be leaders who manage the highest quality of patient care, considering cultural, ethical and legal values, following the standards of nursing practice, among others that guide optimum levels of quality, care and safety practices.

  1. Prepare highly educated nursing professionals to practice effectively and competently, adopting a humanistic, social, moral and spiritual role in the care provided to create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, in a global society with an emphasis on prevention and welfare of vulnerable populations.
  2. Prepare nursing professionals committed to community service and care, moral and professional values and, with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to perform nursing professional roles as providers of care, communication and coordination of patient care.
  3. Use fundamental concepts of biology, social sciences, theology, philosophy and nursing knowledge, to evaluate the understanding and use of emotions to respond to the human experience of health, disease and healing, integrating technology, information management and biodiversity, in offering a quality care in patient care to meet the demands of health and social assistance.
  4. Use the best available evidence to develop evidence-based practices and research in a world in constant change, providing the opportunity to increase the learning experience of students and the professional development of teachers, through continuous improvement processes to increase efficiency and productivity.
  5. Faculty and students use the university's resources in accordance with their financial stability, to prepare for the construction of their own knowledge and professional development, to promote health and disease prevention, demonstrating leadership, quality improvement and safety of the patient, among other competencies included in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice [American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2008].
  1. Apply knowledge of leadership skills, improving the quality of service and client safety when providing health care.
  2. Implement current scientific evidence in various situations and scenarios in the exercise of their practice.
  3. Use technology and manage information in customer care by providing health services of the best quality.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge about public and global policies in health care, and their influence on the functioning of care systems and on the practice of professional nursing.
  5. Communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and other members of the healthcare team.
  6. Demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills in health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population levels.
  7. Demonstrate behaviors of professionalism and professional values.
  8. Practice nursing care competently with individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations throughout the life cycle in different care settings.

Skills of the Program Graduate

  1. Apply knowledge of leadership skills, improving the quality of service and client safety when providing health care.
  2. Implement current scientific evidence in the exercise of their practice in various situations and scenarios.
  3. Use technology and manage information in customer care by providing health services of the best quality.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge about public and global policies in health care, and their influence on the functioning of care systems and on the practice of professional nursing.
  5. Communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and other members of the healthcare team.
  6. Demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills in health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population levels.
  7. Demonstrate behaviors of professionalism and professional values.
  8. Practice nursing care competently with individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations throughout the life cycle in different care settings.
  1. Apply the knowledge and skills of leadership, quality improvement and client safety when providing health care.
  2. Apply current scientific evidence to your practice in various health situations and settings.
  3. Use technology in customer care and information management by providing quality care.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of health care policies and their influence on the functioning of health care systems and nursing practice according to their associated nursing category.
  5. Communicate, coordinate and collaborate efficiently with colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
  6. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level.
  7. Demonstrate behaviors of professionalism and professional values.
  8. Practice nursing care competently with individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations throughout the life cycle and in different health care settings.

Our program prepares nursing professionals to exercise their profession in an effective and competent manner with a performance of excellence, human quality, and moral and spiritual values by providing a care centered on the client and his family.

The curriculum includes the development of professional competencies in the areas of fundamentals of nursing, Medicine and surgery, maternity, pediatrics, mental health and psychiatry, community, leadership, management and research, among other innovative areas of Health care. The physical facilities include a modern laboratory of simulations and skills, as well as modalities of online education.

The program has a modern laboratory of simulations and skills, considered one of the best in Puerto Rico.

The program is offered in two types of study: in the classroom and online.

The online modality combines theoretical online courses with clinical practices and simulation laboratories and face-to-face skills.

Enfermeria en Sagrado

COMMUNITY COMMENTS TO THE CCNE EVALUATION COMMITTEE

From March 17 to 19, 2021 we will have the virtual visit of the Evaluation Committee of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as part of the re-accreditation process of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

One of the requirements of this process is the active participation of Sagrado's internal and external community. To do this, CCNE requests that interested parties share their comments on the program via email thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org. The deadline for submitting comments is February 24, 2021 and they must be written in English.

We encourage you to be part of this process. If you have any questions, please contact Aida Hernández,aidam.hernandez@sagrado.edu.

We thank everyone for their collaboration.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Puerto Rico BSN Nursing State Board Outcomes – 2015 - 2020

CALENDAR YEAR SAGRADO APPROVED % PR NATIONAL MEAN ALL EXAM TAKERS
2015 93% 1,563 of 2,000 = 78%
2016 91% 1,674 of 2,179 = 77%
2017 93% 1,851 of 2,462 = 75%
2018 90% 2,009 of 2,701 = 74%
2019 83% 2,088 of 2,911 = 72%
2020 100% 1,039 of 1,540 = 67%

Data provided by the JEEPR (Spanish acronym for Puerto Rico Exam Nursing Board).

Professional Licensure Disclosure

In accordance with state and federal regulations, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrolling in an academic program leading to professional licensing.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the application for admission to the University of Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and make the corresponding payment.
  2. Have an average of 2.50 high school or 3,300 entry index. Candidates with a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, have an average of 2.50 in said degree. Students with lower academic rate will be assessed by the Department of Nursing.
  3. Send the professional interest questionnaire to the nursing program.
  4. Specify the modality in which you are interested in studying in nursing sciences: in-person or online.
  5. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  6. Submit a criminal record certificate issued by the PR police, valid for 30 days. If processed online you must validate the certificate and include a copy of the validation. Any candidate who has resided outside Puerto Rico for a term of five (5) years prior to the filing of his application shall present the original of the criminal record certificate issued by the competent authority of the state, country or countries where he has resided.
  7. Students from institutions outside the jurisdiction of the United States have to present Homologation of the academic degree by an agency evaluating academic credentials.
    a. Foreign students have to comply with the requirements established in the current Catalog. All documents relating to the legal status and residence in the USA of foreign students must be valid for no less than 2 years.
  8. Students with associate degree in Nursing science must also meet the following requirements:
    a. Possess a permanent license and current professional registration from the PR Board of Nursing Examiners or its counterpart in the US. Present evidence of license and registration.
  1. Present official identification of the Government of the country of origin, preferably valid passport.
  2. Possess a baccalaureate degree in any discipline or at least 24 approved university credits with an academic average of not less than 2.50 points.
  3. Technical requirements
    • Have access to a computer with the specifications required by the institution.
    • Have basic Internet browsing skills.
    • Basic knowledge and skills in operating system management, word processors, software and work tools.
    • Knowledge of managing email accounts, to send, attach and receive messages.
  1. Submit student copy of the transcript of credits from the institution of origin for initial evaluation and official copy, directly from the institution, for final decision of the courses to be validated.
  2. Students interested in transferring to the program in the distance / accelerated modality must have at least 24 approved university credits with a minimum average of 2.50.
  1. Regular students of Sagrado admitted to another concentration interested in switching to nursing must have a minimum average of 2.50.
  2. Students of the face-to-face nursing program interested in reclassifying to the distance accelerated program, must have at least 24 university credits approved with a minimum average of 2.50.
  3. To make this change you must follow the procedures established by the institution for this purpose. Students with lower academic rate will be assessed by the Department of Nursing.

All students admitted to the Nursing program must submit a series of documents and evidence of medical tests. These requirements are aligned with the requirements of hospitals. The list of these requirements is in the Nursing Student Handbook.

In addition to the institutional requirements established in the Catalog, the following admission requirements are established for the distance / accelerated program:

  • 21 years old
  • One (or both) of these two options:
    • University experience (9 credits minimum with an average of 2.50 or more)
    • Clinical experience (could be LPN, medical assistant, etc.)

Admission procedure

  1. Once all the documents are completed in admissions, the Nursing Admissions Committee (Director, coordinator and faculty) will evaluate the candidate's file for approval.
  2. Applicants who have completed a baccalaureate in any discipline will be able to validate up to 90 credits depending on the evaluation of the Committee: 46 credits in general education courses, 12 credits of Sciences and 32 credits of concentration.
  3. The curriculum or sequential for people with baccalaureate enrolled in the distance mode, will be 21 credits per semester divided in terms of 6 weeks (3 terms per semester).
  4. Once the application for admission is approved, the nursing program in coordination with the admissions Officer will assign you the courses you can enroll according to the current curriculum

Sagrado’s Nursing Achievers Primary-Care Program (SNAPP) - Scholarship for students of the On-Campus Nursing Baccalaureate Program in Sagrado

The SNAPP Scholarship is funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), under its Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program and is for students from disadvantaged economic backgrounds. Includes financial aid to cover tuition, books and materials and lodging expenses.

Academic degrees

Associate Degree of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing

Associate Degree of Science in Nursing Online mode

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online mode

Job Readiness

Graduate with the nursing skills that will open the doors to the world of work:

Nursing Services Manager

Clinical nurse with specialties in maternity, pediatrics, medicine and surgery, mental health, geriatrics, emergency room

Critical care nurse in various specialties: cardiovascular, neurosurgery, surgery, operating room, among others

Military nurses

Critical care nurse in diverse specialties: cardiovascular, neurosurgery, surgery, operation room, and others

Private medical offices with specializations in general medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, and others

Clinical Laboratories

Rehabilitation centers

Hospice and Home Care

Vaccination Centers

Collaboration in health care research

Hotels and cruises

Nursing Program Faculty

Ana V. Santiago Sierra, M.S.N.

Instructor

Frances Ponte Sánchez, M.S.N.

Professor

Karla M. Hernández Rivera, M.S.N

Instructor | Distance Nursing Coordinator

Lizyanira Vidal Sanjurjos, M.S.N.

Associate Professor

Lourdes Ramos Ramos, M.S.N.

Assistant Professor

Miosotis Peña, M.S.N.

Assistant Professor

Nancy Green Laureano, M.S.N.

Associate Professor | Nursing Program Director

Nurys Pacheco, M.S.N.

Assistant Professor

Rosa Medina Romero, M.S.N.

Instructor

Vanessa Diaz Santana, RN, MSN

Instructor

Vilma Rodríguez Pérez, M.S.N.

Professor

Contact us

Nursing Program Director

Nancy Green Laureano, M.S.N.
787 728-1515, ext. 2427
nancyi.green@sagrado.edu

Recruitment Specialist

Cyntia Giménez Soler
787 728-1515, ext. 3307
787 934-2555
cyntia.gimenez@sagrado.edu

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If you need guidance about the nursing program, requirements, application process or to clarify questions, send us a message.

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