Program Objectives

Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program

Photo of Dual-Head-Stethoscope Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to achieve the following Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education for Professional Practice (AACN, 2008) and program objectives which will enable graduates to practice within complex healthcare systems and assume the roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of a profession.




Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

1.      Employ concepts from the arts and sciences to form the basis for clinical reasoning. (Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice)

2.      Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, health care team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety)

3.      Integrate evidence based practice (EBP) in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care. (Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice)

4.      Demonstrate skills in using client/patient care and information technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology)

5.      Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments that influence healthcare trends.  (Essential V: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments)

6.      Apply effective communication techniques, including negotiation, collaboration, and conflict resolution to produce positive professional relationships. (Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes)

7.      Use clinical prevention and population focused nursing to improve health.  (Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health)

8.      Demonstrate core nursing values to achieve optimal health outcomes by applying the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct. (Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values)

9.      Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for practice as a member and leader of the interprofessional health care team. (Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice)