Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN Program Options


Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares men and women from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for a career as professional nurses. Graduates function as providers, managers, and leaders of direct and indirect comprehensive care in a variety of health care settings. BSN graduates demonstrate the knowledge, proficiency and cultural competence of an educated person including the ability to synthesize general and professional education.

Program Goals

The goals of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program are organized according to the College domains of learning: knowledge, proficiency, and culture care values. All goals begin with knowledge attained from the nursing and general education courses. Knowledge, proficiency, and culture care values are integrated and dynamic. The following model shows the relationship among the three domains:


Knowledge

  • Synthesize knowledge from the natural and social sciences,
    humanities and nursing to provide and evaluate holistic nursing
    care.
  • Integrate the nursing process to assist families, groups, and
    communities with a variety of complex and critical health needs
    and problems.
  • Analyze the impact of past, current, and future trends and issues
    on the delivery of nursing care and health care organizations and
    systems.

Proficiency

  • Incorporate evidence-based practice for delivering and
    evaluating nursing practice and outcomes.
  • Collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care
    team to manage comprehensive care for individuals, families,
    groups and communities.
  • Communicate professionally using interpersonal, oral and
    written skills.
  • Evaluate health promotion, risk reduction, and disease
    prevention modalities for use in a variety of settings.

Culture Care Values

  • Integrate cultural care values (preservation, accommodation,
    restructuring) when providing nursing care to individuals,
    families, groups and communities.
  • Evaluate nursing within the framework of regulatory and
    professional standards, values and codes.
  • Integrate information technology into professional nursing
    practice.

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