Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

The goals of baccalaureate nursing education at Baptist College are to:

Prepare professional nurses as generalists who:

  • Provide comprehensive direct and indirect patient-centered care for diverse populations along the health-illness continuum, in a variety of health care settings.
  • Promote quality and safety, as well as stewardship of health care resources.
  • Use research to guide evidence-based practice.

Prepare graduates to successfully pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Provide an avenue for graduates of Associate Degree of Nursing and Diploma programs to attain the knowledge and competencies of the professional nurse at the baccalaureate level.

Program Learning Outcomes

Using previously learned concepts (i.e., from the liberal arts, sciences and nursing) the graduate will:

  • Apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to address simple to complex situations.
  • Translate research-based evidence into practice for safe, high-quality patient-centered outcomes.
  • Practice holistic care in a variety of health care settings for diverse populations across the lifespan and the health-illness continuum.
  • Integrate cultural, economic, social, environmental, genetic, regulatory, and political factors in designing care for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Use standardized terminology, information systems, and patient care technology effectively.
  • Use effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the health care team, patients, and support networks.
  • Synthesize principles of leadership and management, accountability, and life-long learning while functioning in multiple roles of care (i.e., provider, designer, manager, and coordinator) to ensure a safe practice environment.
  • Incorporate legal and ethical precepts, as well as standards of practice, in serving as advocates for the patient and the profession.
  • Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety to ensure optimum care.