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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program offers two options leading to the BSN degree: the Generic Program Option, which can be completed in four (4) semesters and the RN to BSN. The RN to BSN Program Option can be completed in two (2) semesters. Only applicants who hold a current unencumbered RN license and meet admission criteria are eligible to submit an application for this program option.

Mission

The BSN program seeks to prepare nurse who serve the community and clients across the lifespan through the use of evidence-based practice and application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to deliver safe, competent, and high quality client-centered care in a complex healthcare environment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Manage nursing care provided to clients, families and groups across the lifespan from the diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings to ensure that it is compassionate, age and culturally appropriate and based on a client's background, preferences, values, and needs.
  2. Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for clients, families, and groups.
  3. Synthesize the best current evidence and clinical expertise when making clinical decisions in the provision of client-centered care.
  4. Use quality improvement measures to evaluate the delivery of client-centered care and client outcomes.
  5. Demonstrates effective use of strategies to mitigate errors and reduce the risk of harm to clients, self and others in healthcare, home, and community settings.
  6. Integrate evidence-based information and client care technology to communicate relevant client information, manage care and mitigate error in the provision of safe, quality client-centered care.
  7. Assimilate integrity and accountability into practices that uphold established regulatory, legal and ethical principles while providing standard-based care.
  8. Integrate leadership and management theories and principles into practice when managing a caseload of clients and making clinical judgments about their care.
  9. Develop verbal and nonverbal communication strategies that promote an effective exchange of information and development of therapeutic relationships with clients, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds.
  10. Analyze the impact that the microsystem has on the provision of safe, quality client-centered care in the microsystem of the work unit.