coe’s nursing program is elite, selective and known for educating outstanding nurses.
as a nursing student, you will complete three full terms of 1:1 clinical practice with a registered nurse and meet on-site with faculty to discuss your clinical experience in real time. in addition to the two high quality hospitals within walking distance of coe (and many within a 30-minute commute), clinical experiences take place in a variety of settings — home care, prisons, specialty units such as intensive care, free medical clinics and health-focused study abroad opportunities in korea, tanzania and england.
nursing class sizes are small, allowing for individual attention and learning. classrooms are highly interactive, promoting opportunities for critical thinking. core nursing faculty have doctoral degrees and are experienced educators and health care providers.
our program offers a free comprehensive review course to prepare for the nclex exam and produces consistent pass rates well above the national benchmark. coe's nursing program is uniquely designed to facilitate a smooth transition into an rn position, nurse residency or graduate school. our graduates are highly sought after because of outstanding clinical experience and professionalism.
ready for success
cierra nickerson ’19
“coe provides me with so many connections and an amazing nursing program, giving me zero fear of an unsuccessful future.”
cierra is the 2018 recipient of the sigma theta tau nursing education prize honoring an outstanding junior who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership potential, commitment to professional nursing and clinical excellence. cierra says, “the community feel and the opportunities the college and nursing program can provide really made me feel at home at coe and gave me the support i needed.”