RN-BSN Purpose and Outcomes
The purpose of the RN-BSN program is to provide diploma and associate-degree RNs a flexible program of study that will allow them to continue to meet work and other obligations while pursuing their baccalaureate degree. Graduates of the RN-BSN program will meet the standards and program outcomes for baccalaureate education.
Baccalaureate program outcomes
- Integrate knowledge and skills from the liberal arts, sciences, nursing and other disciplines into professional nursing practice.
- Apply knowledge and skills of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to improve patient-care outcomes in diverse populations and health-care settings.
- Integrate current evidence from nursing research and other credible sources into professional nursing practice.
- Integrate information management and patient-care technologies into the delivery and evaluation of high-quality, safe, patient-centered care in a variety of health-care settings.
- Apply knowledge of health-care policy, finance and regulatory environments to professional nursing practice.
- Demonstrate effective inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration skills in the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered care across health-care environments.
- Implement strategies to facilitate health promotion, disease prevention and health restoration of individuals, families and populations across the lifespan.
- Assume accountability for professional values and behaviors.
- Deliver comprehensive patient and population-centered care that reflects baccalaureate generalist nursing practice across the health-illness continuum and health-care environments.