Welcome to the Department of Nursing within the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at TCNJ. It is an exciting time in your intended professional role as the healthcare landscape is ever changing. As students within the BSN or RN to BSN degree programs, you can and will make vital contributions to the overall health and well-being of individual patients, communities in Mercer County and the surrounding area, and/or populations globally. Whether you find yourself in in the classroom or clinical, know you will be met with many challenges. Hard work and persistence is required but there are many resources within our program and at the college to assist you in your personal and professional growth. Take advantage of them. As you progress through the academic year, on behalf of all the faculty and staff, I wish you much success in your integration of knowledge, new technical skills and clinical experiences.