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About the School of Nursing

Mission Statement

As a Christ-centered learning community, the Cedarville University School of Nursing is dedicated to influencing the profession of nursing for Jesus Christ, domestically and globally. In this environment, we contribute to the body of nursing knowledge, provide leadership in nursing and health care arenas, and produce graduates who are grounded in biblical truth and demonstrate mastery in four areas: godly living, care, culture, and information management.

B.S.N. Student Learning Outcomes

Godly living

Applies biblical principles to nursing practice and personal growth
  • Demonstrates nursing practice grounded in biblical principles
  • Demonstrates character qualities grounded in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ


Provides safe, effective compassionate, client-centered care to individuals, families, and populations to promote health and prevent disease in all dimensions and across the life span
  • Utilizes evidence-based knowledge to achieve high-quality outcomes
  • Demonstrates ethical commitment and biblical values in all patient care decisions and actions
  • Demonstrates safe practice in all nursing care activities


Integrates the concept of culture into professional nursing practice, the health care system, and the global community
  • Incorporates culturally defined role expectation of the professional nurse within the health care delivery system and the global community
  • Demonstrates the nursing practice that evidences cultural knowledge and competence when working with diverse populations

Information Management

Demonstrates information management skills
  • Displays rigorous and creative thought processes to manage information
  • Effectively utilizes information management and communication strategies to positively influence individuals, families, populations, and health care professionals
  • Uses technologies to assist in effective communication and delivery of care
  • Protects privacy of all individuals in relation to the use of information technology

M.S.N. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the M.S.N. degree, the graduate will:

  • Synthesize a biblical worldview underlying the advanced nursing practice roles and responsibilities.
  • Integrate knowledge from nursing science and related disciplines as a framework for designing, implementing, and evaluating holistic care, educational needs, and program focus.
  • Implement scientific inquiry, evidence-based practice, and scholarly work to evaluate and improve practice and desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate critical judgement, clinical decision making, and effective communication skills for advanced nursing practice as part of multidisciplinary or educational team within various environmental contexts.
  • Integrate biblical principles into the legal practices and the professional and ethical values essential for advanced nursing practice.
  • Analyze cultural, social, economic, and political perspectives that influence healthcare and advanced nursing practice.
  • Serve as a leader in advancing healthcare through use of best practice models.
  • Demonstrate competence in advanced nursing practice within the specific area of focus: Family Nurse Practitioner, Global Public Heath Nursing, or Nurse Educator.