Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Students in the Online Accelerated RN to BSN will:

  • Observe and assess behaviors in a group setting in order to gauge their effectiveness.
  • Take a complete health history and perform a head-to-toe physical exam competently.
  • Apply pathophysiological principles and critical thinking skills to create a plan for patient care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the definition of nursing theory and the relevance of nursing theory to the practice and professionalism of nursing.
  • Identify an awareness of his/her attitudes, stereotypes, and expectations and an openness to discovering the limitations these attitudes, stereotypes, and expectations place on the way he/she sees the world and others in the world.

The Online Nursing RN to BSN accelerated program seeks to enhance and develop the following skills and competencies:

Communication Skills

  • Write clearly and accurately, including use of APA format.
  • Convey clear and congruent verbal and nonverbal messages.
  • Apply communication skills with individuals and larger groups.
  • Use information technology to communicate when appropriate.
  • Develop competent cross-cultural communication.

Critical-Thinking Skills

  • Categorize, explain, and clarify the meaning of information.
  • Examine ideas or arguments logically and critically.
  • Assess the relevance and significance of claims or conclusions.
  • Question evidence, consider alternatives, and draw conclusions from information.
  • Describe data, present arguments, and justify claims clearly.

Leadership Skills

  • Refine leadership, management, and professional decision-making skills.
  • Initiate and participate in conflict resolution.
  • Function as a change-agent to promote health and professional nursing practice.
  • Function collaboratively as a leader and member of the health care team.
  • Facilitate case management.

Professional Nursing Competencies

  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for individuals and aggregates.
  • Provide spiritual care.
  • Function in the role of patient advocate.
  • Teach and promote health care in the community.
  • Incorporate nursing research into nursing practice.

Personal Competencies

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical accountability and responsibility.
  • Integrate Christian values in personal and professional life.
  • Accept responsibility for personal and professional growth.
  • Articulate the value of service to the community.
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.