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Program Outcomes

A baccalaureate degree in nursing prepares the graduate to practice as a generalist. After achieving licensure as a registered nurse, this nurse may begin employment in acute care, rehabilitation and long term care agencies, as well as schools, clinics, and community agencies. Classroom and clinical experiences provide education about care of persons of all ages: individually, in families, and as part of communities. The baccalaureate nurse utilizes caring behaviors, scientific research and theoretical knowledge to engage in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment, chronic disease management, promotion of healthy aging, and end-of-life care, with persons across the life span and in a variety of settings.

  1. Promote the health of individuals, families, and community groups in a variety of settings.

  2. Apply critical judgment in using theories and research findings in professional nursing practice.

  3. Analyze current trends of the healthcare system in order to improve the health of a multicultural society.

  4. Utilize leadership skills to coordinate nursing care, and to collaborate and consult with other healthcare team members.

  5. Apply learning principles and innovative teaching strategies for clients and health team members in a variety of settings.

  6. Use effective communication skills for the purpose of impacting systems.

  7. Care for clients in a manner that reflects sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and belief systems.

  8. Assume responsibility for self-direction in life-long learning and participate in activities that contribute to professional growth.

  9. Incorporate responsibility, accountability, and client advocacy into one's own practice.