Nursing Program Goals

  • Provide a high-quality, innovative program to prepare the next generation of highly competent, caring professional nurses by fostering an invitational environment supportive of student learning and personal growth.
  • Prepare students for leadership in collaborative, interprofessional, evidence-based practice designed to improve health outcomes and to better serve diverse local and global communities.
  • Cultivate faculty who are committed to professional flourishing and excellence in teaching, student engagement, service, scholarship, and creative activity.

Nursing Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Nursing Program the student will:

  • Develop a personal philosophy of caring for and caring about others and self.
  • Synthesize nursing knowledge, skills, and abilities to promote health, prevent disease, and manage care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan.
  • Communicate effectively as provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of a profession.
  • Recognize and respect the unique perspective of all individuals by valuing oneself and others of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Apply principles of leadership and collaborate intra-professionally and inter-disciplinarily.
  • Integrate technology and informatics into evidence based nursing practice.
  • Integrate theory in the development of nursing knowledge and evidence based nursing practice.
  • Evaluate how social determinants of health, politics, and economics impact the access to and delivery of healthcare locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Incorporate clinical judgment into the delivery of competent and compassionate client-centered care.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and commitment to the School of Health Sciences core values, which include ethics, integrity, responsibility, accountability, and life-long learning.