Nursing Schools Almanac Names Assumption’s Froelich School of Nursing to its Best Nursing Schools in the U.S. List

Dec 11, 2020

Nursing Schools Almanac, an independent ranking organization that provides resources to aspiring nurses to choose a program of study, has named Assumption University’s new Froelich School of Nursing to its 2020 list of the best nursing schools in the United States. The University welcomed its first class of nursing students last fall.

“The University is pleased with this recognition of our nursing program with foundations in the liberal arts and sciences that prepares students to provide high-quality compassionate patient-center care,” said Caitlin Stover, RN, Ph.D., Dean of the Froelich School of Nursing.  “Through a strong Catholic liberal arts and science foundation, students learn the scientific principles underlying illness and the disease process in patients across the lifespan. Equally important, is the development of the nursing student’s respect for patient dignity, understanding of the human experience, and the important appreciation of the patient-environment relationship.”

According to the Almanac, data on more than 3,000 programs in the country were analyzed and then ranked according to criteria including academic prestige, and program breadth and depth.  

Assumption’s Froelich School of Nursing prepares students to be ethical, professional, and compassionate health care providers who treat the patient, not just an illness, focused on the dignity of each human person. With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, Catholic health care principles, and the Catholic intellectual tradition, the contemporary nursing curriculum combines high-quality classroom instruction and clinical placements. Assumption nurses are trained to be patient-centric, effective communicators, collaborators, and make clinical decisions on evidenced-based and scientific knowledge, but also what is moral, ethical, and appropriate for each unique patient.  

The program is housed in the new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building, which features a nursing floor equipped with a nursing skills lab with seven full-sized hospital beds for teaching proper patient care; and four simulation labs with high-fidelity mannequins to simulate actual patient conditions.

“Assumption nursing graduates will form the values and standards needed to function in a complex and rapidly changing healthcare environment, and address twenty¬-first century changes in technology, demographics, and economics,” added Dean Stover. “These trends include an aging population, diverse family and community structures, and increasing global interdependence, as well as economic and political changes in the United States healthcare system. Assumption nurses emerge as a leader in healthcare, skilled in providing safe, compassionate, patient-centered care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and/or populations.”