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Nursing Program Goals

BSN Program Goals

There are six program goals which align with the AACN Baccalaureate Essentials and Quality and Safety Education of Nurses (QSEN) competencies.

BSN graduates of USCB:

  1. Incorporate quality, safety and evidence-based care into the practice of nursing.
  2. Exhibit sound clinical judgment.
  3. Are effective communicators and collaborators within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  4. Are prepared to assume leadership roles.
  5. Promote patient-centered care.
  6. Use information and technology to communicate and manage knowledge to support decision-making.

BSN Student Learning Outcomes

Guided by our mission and philosophy and based on a curricular design that builds on the liberal arts, graduates of our program will:

  1. Provide safe, quality, collaborative, and evidence-supported care in entry-level nursing positions across settings and in interprofessional teams.
  2. Identify clinical problems, administer therapeutic interventions, and evaluate outcomes for individuals, families, and communities in need of professional nursing services.
  3. Engage in high stakes communication that conveys knowledge of medical practice and clinical informatics, priorities and urgency for care within the scope and functions of licensure, willingness to advocate for the client/patient, adheres to ethical practice, and respect for interprofessional relationships.
  4. Advance professional and organizational standards that impact patient populations by leading quality improvement and change management initiatives; influences access-to-care, cost effectiveness, and quality through policy interpretation and advocacy.
  5. Demonstrate caring ideals that are culturally- sensitive, respect socio-economic differences, and honor client/patient and family variations and life preferences.
  6. Incorporate the facile use of patient care and information technologies to advance relationship-centered care and population health strategies.