Bachelor of Science
Nursing (RN to BSN)
The BSN curriculum has been designed to foster professional development of the student and to meet the following program goals.
- Communicate effectively in writing and speech.
- Promote communication between clients from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for professional development and practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing, including awareness of limitations in knowledge and seeking opportunities to enhance competent practice.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, competent clinical reasoning and analytical skills necessary for safe quality nursing practice.
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in delivery of care.
- Empower individuals, families, and the community to develop positive health behaviors through health promotion and health education.
- Integrate methods of research process and findings in planning, implementing and evaluating care and in support of evidence based practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to positively adapt to the dynamic of change present in health care settings.
- Provide holistic health care that enhances a client’s dignity and reflects a commitment to caring.
- Demonstrate leadership abilities and political skills to attain quality care for families, groups and community clients.
To support and document progress toward accomplishing these goals, each graduating student is required to submit a portfolio of work completed during the student’s enrollment in the RN-BSN Program.
Opportunities are provided to allow students to develop professionally and meet the RN-BSN program outcomes:
- Analytical Reasoning
- Community, Health and Wellness
- Professional Values/Role Development
- Scholarly Inquiry