About the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing models nursing as a ministry for Christ through education, service, and scholarship resulting in transformed lives.
B.S.N. Student Learning Outcomes
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
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.