B&SC Code: BSNG
CIP Code: 51.3818
The Bachelor of Science Nurse Generalist Program is a comprehensive eight semester programs designed to promote the development of professional nurses who will meet the changing needs of patients. These nurses will address the increasing needs of persons trained for complex patient care in all healthcare settings and who are prepared to address particular needs in healthcare, prevention, treatment of diseases, illnesses and conditions, and rehabilitation across the lifespan. These needs that are influencing the nursing role changes are reflected in scientific advances, changing population demographics, technologic explosion, and increasing needs to better access health care and healthcare information (AACN, 2008). Students who complete this program are eligible to sit for the RN-N.C.L.E.X. licensure exam.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Employ the nursing process to implement comprehensive, safe, diverse, culturally effective patient-centered care across the lifespan in all health care settings.
- Demonstrate integration of knowledge, skills, professional attitude, through the use of critical thinking, best current evidence, and clinical judgment.in providing care to individuals, groups, and communities with a variety of healthcare needs.
- Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing, health care, and its related agencies assuming they have no past conduct or convictions which prevent such practice.
- Fulfill the roles of the baccalaureate nurse generalist as provider of direct and indirect care, advocate, collaborator designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession.
- Construct a framework which promotes lifelong learning essential to continuous professional development and tolerance for the unpredictable and ambiguous nature of the healthcare system.
- 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.