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BSN Program Goals/Expected Outcomes Impact

BSN Program Goals/Expected Outcomes

Program Goals

  1. Integrate a background in the liberal arts with the knowledge, skills, and values in professional nursing in order to improve patient and healthcare outcomes (Essential I, V, VI, VIII). 
  2. Prepare nurse generalists to provide safe, ethical, evidence-based, patient-centered care that reflects critical thinking and inter-professional collaboration (Essential II, III, VI, VIII). 
  3. Manage information and technology to enhance clinical decision making for quality patient-centered care in a variety of settings (Essential II, IV, V, VI, VII). 
  4. Apply principles of prevention and health promotion when providing patient-centered care (Essential II, VII).
  5. Contribute to the profession of nursing by engaging in leadership, scholarship, and practice activities (Essential III, VIII, IX). 
  6. Prepare nurse generalists for professional role development through lifelong learning, graduate education, and specialization within their chosen career path (Essential VIII). 

Essential refers to The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], amended 2008). 

Expected Student Outcomes

  1. Eighty percent (80%) of traditional students will pass NCLEX-RN on their first attempt.
  2. Sixty percent (60%) of BSN students will graduate within five years. 
  3. Twenty-five percent (25%) of BSN graduates will indicate they will pursue professional certification or graduate study within five years of graduation. 
  4. Seventy-five percent (75%) of BSN graduates will state that they have met the goals/program outcomes. 
  5. Seventy-five percent (75%) of BSN graduates will report overall program satisfaction.