Learning OutcomesThe Baccalaureate program prepares the graduate to:
- Use knowledge from liberal and interdisciplinary problem focused education as a basis for nursing practice.
- Use knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high quality healthcare.
- Engage in a systematic process of evaluation, translation, and application of scientific evidence to inform nursing practice.
- Recognize the role of information management and patient care technologies to improve patient care outcomes.
- Examine how healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, influence healthcare systems and nursing practices.
- Integrate interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to optimize holistic patient care.
- Apply health promotion, disease and injury prevention strategies to improve population health.
- Promote professionalism and model the values of altruism, autonomy, caring, human dignity, integrity and social justice in nursing practice.
- Synthesize previous and newly acquired knowledge, theory, skills, and attitudes to address health care needs of culturally diverse individuals and populations across the continuum of healthcare environments.
What can you do with this major?
A bachelor’s degree in nursing is necessary for management/administrative positions, public health nursing, and other selected clinical positions. It is also a prerequisite for admission to graduate nursing programs in nursing education, nursing administration, and advanced practice nursing (including nurse anesthetist, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner, and clinical nurse specialization).
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