Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Tracks

At the completion of the undergraduate program, the graduate will;

  • Synthesize knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and humanities, and nursing discipline in critical thinking and decision-making for the implementation, management and evaluation of safe, holistic care for individuals, families and communities.
  • Practice professional nursing within ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice.
  • Provide culturally competent care across the life span in partnership with the inter-professional health care team.
  • Demonstrate communication skills essential to the role of the nurse as provider, designer, manager, coordinator of care, and member of the profession.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and other members of the inter-professional health team to promote health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Engage in professional role behaviors that serve to improve nursing and health care delivery systems and address the changing needs of a multicultural society.
  • Apply leadership and management skills to provide quality, cost-effective nursing in a variety of settings.
    Engage in critical inquiry and incorporate evidence-based research in the practice of professional nursing.

The baccalaureate program is built on the foundation of liberal arts and nursing education that is aimed towards developing students' abilities in critical thinking, effective communication, and the use of a systematic process for decision making.

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Purpose of the Graduate Program in Nursing

The purpose of the graduate program in the Division of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate educated registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses. In the graduate program, advanced nursing knowledge is both acquired and generated through the integration of knowledge from the sciences, humanities, nursing theory and research. Prior clinical experience and future professional goals are considered in designing individualized learning experiences with graduate students. Students are provided opportunities to implement their roles and assume leadership in a variety of traditional and nontraditional settings utilizing the resources of the health care system. In addition to collegial relationships with peers and nursing faculty, the graduate program fosters collaborative activities with other disciplines.

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