Program goals: BSN

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares the graduate to:

  • Integrate concepts from the Arts and Sciences in promoting health and managing complex nursing care situations.
  • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision, and oversight of nursing practice in a variety of settings.
  • Translate principles of patient safety and quality improvement into the delivery of high quality of care.
  • Appraise, critically summarize and translate current evidence into nursing practice.
  • Integrate knowledge, processes, and skills from nursing science; information and patient care technologies; and communication tools to facilitate clinical decision-making, and the delivery of safe and effective nursing care.
  • Describe the effects of health policy, economic, legal, political, and socio-cultural factors on the delivery of and advocacy for equitable health care.
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration to optimize health outcomes.
  • Deliver and advocate for health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community and population levels.
  • Demonstrate value-based, professional behaviors that integrate altruism, autonomy, integrity, social justice and respect for diversity and human dignity.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, clinical decision making, and psychomotor skills necessary for the delivery of competent, evidence-based, holistic, and compassionate care to patients across the life span.

To support and document progress toward accomplishing these goals, each graduating student is required to submit a portfolio of work completed during the student's residence at UW Tacoma.

Approved February 2010