Program goals: BSN

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

  1. Integrate concepts and ways of knowing from the arts and sciences in promoting health and managing nursing care across the wellness-illness continuum.
  2. Demonstrate value-based professional behaviors that integrate empathy, autonomy, integrity, social justice, equity as well as respect for diversity and inclusion, human rights, and human dignity through cultivating partnerships with patients, families and communities.
  3. Deliver and advocate for health equity through health promotion, care coordination and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community, and population levels.
  4. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision and oversight of nursing practice in a variety of settings.
  5. Appraise, critically summarize and translate current evidence into nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate integration of nursing scholarship, critical thinking, clinical decision making, and psychomotor skills necessary for the delivery of competent, safe, evidence-based, holistic, compassionate and high quality care to individuals, families, communities and populations across the lifespan.
  7. Translate principles of safety and quality improvement into the delivery of high quality care to individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  8. Utilize information, communication and patient care technology tools to facilitate clinical decision-making and the delivery of safe, effective and high quality nursing care.
  9. Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration within and across disciplines and with the public to optimize health outcomes.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of how health policy, economic, legal, political, and socio-cultural factors influence the delivery of and advocacy for equitable health care.

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 May 2019