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Meaningfully Different. In the Ways that Matter Most.



Based on knowledge of nursing the BSN and RN-BSN, as a graduate of the degree program, you will be prepared to:

  1. Provide direct and indirect professional nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations based on biopsychosocial and transcultural concepts;
  2. Appraise the concepts of core nursing knowledge*;
  3. Design, manage, and coordinate evidence-based nursing care that reflects a broad-based liberal arts education;
  4. Integrate the nursing process to support health promotion, prevention, and therapeutic and restorative care in concert with individuals, families, and communities;
  5. Promote the professional values of caring, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice;
  6. Make independent nursing decisions utilizing the core nursing competencies of critical thinking, communication, assessment, and technical skills;
  7. Incorporate professional nursing standards and accountability into safe and competent individual and organizational practice;
  8. Collaborate with clients, members of the interdisciplinary health team, and the community to promote positive health outcomes;
  9. Transition into the professional nursing role, demonstrating leadership, valuing life-long learning and practicing within legal and ethical framework.

*Core nursing knowledge includes: health promotion; risk reduction and disease prevention; illness and disease management; information and health care technologies; ethics; human diversity; global health care; and health care systems and policy (from AACN, the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education).