BSN PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Overview

Students complete all required nursing and other coursework that is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning technologies. Students progress through the program on a full-time, cohort-based model.  In a cohort, the same group of students take all of their courses together in sequence.

BSN Degree Program Themes

  • Compassion, ethics and spirituality
  • Patient and family centered care
  • Leadership and effective advocacy
  • Evidence based practice
  • Population and community health
  • Transforming healthcare
  • Safety and quality outcomes
  • Professional accountability
  • Collaboration and interprofessional teams
  • Reflective practice and lifelong development

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the program is a leader in healthcare. Graduates  are excellent communicators, clinicians and leaders of change. A graduate is a life-long learner and will enhance the nursing profession by providing evidence-based nursing practice that is population centered, as well as grounded in spiritual, ethical and compassionate care.

  1. Integrate a compassionate and ethical understanding of the human experience into nursing practice using the foundations of a liberal arts education.
  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making to engage healthcare teams in creating, promoting, and managing safety and quality outcomes.
  3. Apply nursing practices that are informed by research, evidence-based practice and innovation to optimize health.
  4. Utilize information technology to communicate, mitigate errors, and make improved clinical decisions related to the care of diverse populations.
  5. Advocate to influence change in legal, political, social, and economic factors that transform healthcare delivery.
  6. Collaborate with the inter-professional team to improve patient/family outcomes and the work environment.
  7. Provide compassionate, spiritual, ethical, and culturally appropriate care across the lifespan and the continuum of care.
  8. Practice preventive care, health promotion, and disease intervention across care settings for self, individuals, families, the community, and populations.
  9. Assume professional accountability to uphold the standards of nursing practice as defined by the Nurse Practice Act (in the state in which the nurse practices) and the ANA Code of Ethics.
  10. Demonstrate reflective nursing practice.

Accreditation

The BSN program at the University of Providence is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.