- Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to assimilate knowledge from nursing and the arts and sciences and integrate into nursing practice.
- Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to assimilate knowledge from leadership and management theories and integrate into the provision of nursing care of individuals, family, and the community and foster the promotion of heath.
- Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by expanding upon the nurse’s current knowledge base and promoting lifelong learning.
- Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to contribute to the future of nursing by assimilating research findings and integrating into evidence based nursing practice.
Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students will be able to:
- Contribute to the future of nursing by integrating nursing research into evidence based nursing practice. (Spirit of Inquiry)
- Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that assimilate nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients, families, and communities. (Nursing Judgment)
- Assimilate the knowledge and skills learned in didactic and clinical courses, including the use of the nursing process, to help patients, families, and communities continually progress toward fulfillment of human capacities. (Human Flourishing)
- Demonstrate a professional identity as a nurse through actions that reflect integrity; a commitment to evidence based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients’, families, and communities; and a willingness to provide leadership in improving patient outcomes. (Professional Identity)
- Demonstrate skill in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication to support safe nursing practice.
- Discuss the impact of healthcare policy on the delivery of health care.
Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will have graduated from an approved associate degree nursing program, have an uncensored registered nurse license, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. Students will be required to submit the following:
- Official high school transcript showing graduation or completion of an approved high school equivalency exam
- Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and vocational schools attended with a minimum overall GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale (May be tentatively admitted with a 2.50 GPA.)
- Completion of all immunization requirements
- Clearance on various background checks