All Nursing majors are required to complete a Senior Assignment. Students are introduced to the Senior Assignment in NURS 233, Professional Nursing, or NURS 323, Professional Nursing. The student's individual faculty mentor will guide the development of each student's Senior Assignment.
During the senior year, the students enroll in courses (NURS 479 and 489) dedicated only to Senior Assignment activities. The purposes of the formal classes are to synthesize and refine the portfolio document, write a scholarly paper, and develop a 15- to 20-minute oral presentation that represents the culminating experience that will be judged by the faculty community.