Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program
Achievement of the program objectives will enable graduates to practice within complex healthcare systems and assume the roles: provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care and member of a profession. In addition, these objectives are based on the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008). Nursing graduates with a liberal education exercise appropriate clinical judgment, understand the reasoning behind policies and standards, and accept responsibility for continued development of self and the discipline of nursing.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Apply leadership concepts, skills and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
- Disseminate and integrate evidence based practice (EBP) in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care and information technologies, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments, influenced by healthcare trends.
- Incorporate effective communication techniques, including negotiation, collaboration and conflict resolution to produce positive professional relationships.
- Use clinical prevention and population focused nursing to improve health.
- Demonstrate core nursing values to achieve optimal health outcomes by applying the professional standards of moral, ethical and legal conduct.