B&SC Code: NURS
CIP Code: 51.3801
The Nursing degree plan was revised as of September 2014, therefore returning students may have to fulfill additional clinical hour requirements.
The mission of the Associate Degree of Nursing program of Bryant & Stratton College Nursing Program is to prepare safe and effective entry level registered nurses through relevant, high quality and contemporary nursing education. The Nursing Program emphasizes classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences that prepare students for both the world of work and for life-long learning. Computer aided instruction, telecommunications technology, clinical simulation and other technical learning strategies are seen as integral components of the delivery methods needed to serve the educational needs of students in the 21st century.
The program provides a foundation of learning which promotes integration of clinical decision making processes into the provision of nursing care for meeting the health/illness needs of patients across the life span.
The roles of the associate degree nurse (Provider of Care, Manager of Care, teacher, researcher, and advocate) describe nursing practice and role expectations of the entry level registered nurse. The organizing framework provides direction for the selection and ordering of learning experiences to achieve program student learning outcomes.
Students who complete this program are eligible to sit for the RN-N.C.L.E.X. licensure exam.
Graduates from the associate degree Nursing Program will be able to:
- Employ critical thinking and reasoning to utilize the nursing process as a framework to deliver comprehensive, safe, and culturally sensitive care across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate clinical competence in the performance of nursing skills utilizing quality measures to provide safe effective nursing care.
- Apply best current evidence and appropriate nursing judgment in collaboration with the patient to guide clinical decision making in the delivery of nursing care.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with patients, families and their social support system, and the members of the health care team to achieve mutually agreed upon patient outcomes.
- Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional standards for nursing, including employing agencies’ standards of care, assuming students had no past conduct or convictions, which prevent such practice.
- Construct a framework of personal accountability for lifelong learning with an entry-level set of knowledge, skills, and behaviors to provide safe, effective nursing care.
- Employ information literacy skills through the effective use of informatics to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate errors, and support decision-making.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.*
- Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.*
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.*
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.*
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.*
* Institutional Outcomes