Nursing Science Assessment
- Provide high quality, innovative, and accessible professional nursing education programs to meet the rapidly changing needs of a global health care environment.
- Provide a teaching-learning environment that is collaborative, learner-centered and responsive to the needs of diverse students.
- Prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of practice settings and for graduate study in nursing.
- Recruit and retain students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
- Support faculty development in teaching and clinical scholarship, research, clinical competence, and community service.
Student Learning Outcomes
At completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to:
- Integrate theory and research-based knowledge and skill from the arts, sciences, humanities, informatics and nursing science into professional nursing practice.
- Utilize critical thinking in the provision of holistic, evidence-based care that is culturally and ethnically sensitive and addresses the needs of individuals, families and communities in all stages of life.
- Collaborate with consumers and providers in the design and management of outcome-based care in primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care across all environments.
- Communicate effectively through active listening, oral, nonverbal and written communication skills.
- Contribute to health care improvements for all, including the underserved, rural and vulnerable populations, through advocacy, socio-political action, resource stewardship and health policy development.
- Integrate professional values, ethics and standards into a personal philosophy of nursing practice with caring at the core.
- Become life-long learners, engaged in professional and leadership development, and the advancement of the nursing profession in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing, global society.