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Program Outcomes

The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program provides students with a liberal arts and science foundation along with concentrated study in the professional nursing major. Students develop competency in the assessment of health needs and in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration using a holistic framework. A rich variety of settings that reflect an array of actual and potential health problems experiences by individuals, families, and communities throughout the life cycle are used to support the development of clinical judgement, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and the role of a professional nurse.

The BSN program of study prepares graduates to:

  • Provide safe, high-quality nursing care to individuals.
  • Deliver holistic nursing care to populations across a health care continuum.
  • Contribute to the nursing profession.
  • Improve health care delivery across the continuum of care.
  • Create and support healthy work environments.

Upon completion of the program students will have met the School of Nursing & Health Innovations BSN program outcomes and the AACN BSN Essentials, and are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.