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Program Goals

The goals of the RN to BSN Program are to:

  1. Prepare professional nurses to provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  2. Use general and liberal education courses and nursing knowledge to support clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice and evaluative nursing practice.
  3. Expand the skills of nurses to include participation as a collaborative member of the health care team, a manager, leader and coordinator of care, and one who participates in professional activities.
  4. Foster accountability and responsibility for professional development and life- long learning.
  5. Advance the development of an ethical value system for informed nursing practice.
  6. Provide a framework by which nurses can serve clients in a variety of settings with diverse needs.
  7. Support communication with clients, nursing colleagues, and other members of the health care team.
  8. Foster the use of knowledge and research to form an inquiry-based practice.

 

Student Outcomes

The graduate will:

  1. Provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  2. Integrate general and liberal education into nursing knowledge to support clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice and evaluative nursing practice.
  3. Become a collaborative member of the health care team, a manager, leader and coordinator of care, participates in professional activities.
  4. Be accountable and responsible for professional development and life-long learning.
  5. Build an ethical value system for informed nursing practice.
  6. Be prepared to serve clients in a variety of settings with diverse needs.
  7. Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and other members of the heath care team.
  8. Use knowledge and research to form an inquiry-based practice.