Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baccalaureate nursing education provides a broad foundation in the sciences and liberal arts necessary for preparing professional nurses who are capable of practicing in a competent and responsible fashion as informed citizens in a dynamic and diverse society.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are expected to demonstrate competencies consistent with being a critical thinker; a culturally aware person; a knowledgeable coordinator of community resources; a politically aware professional; a beginning practitioner whose actions are consistent with professional, legal and ethical standards; an effective communicator; a competent provider of healthcare; a person who exemplifies a positive professional image; and a responsible manager.
Baccalaureate graduates assist individuals, families, and communities in attaining mutually established health goals and in facilitating the highest level of functioning for individuals, families, and communities toward the maximization of their health potential. Baccalaureate education must prepare graduates to be knowledgeable workers, processors of information, and to navigate complex health care systems using available technologies as they design and develop more efficient approaches to the delivery of health care services independently or in conjunction with others.