Mission / Learning Outcomes

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The mission of the RN to Bachelor of Science, nursing program at is to provide a quality professional nursing education grounded in the liberal arts for current Registered Nurses.  This program endeavors to develop graduates who will:

  • Serve God and humanity
  • Act with wisdom, integrity and caring
  • Demonstrate competence in an environment of diversity and change
  • Develop effective nursing leadership strategies
  • Value the pursuit of professional growth and graduate education

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science, Nursing program at Northwest Nazarene University will demonstrate:

  1. Integration: Integrate scientific and liberal education with a Christian perspective into the  practice of nursing and lifelong learning.
  2. Leadership: Effectively lead nursing teams and actively collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to provide safe, high quality patient health outcomes.
  3. Evidence-based Practice:  Utilize a spirit of inquiry and critical thinking principles in lifelong learning and in patient care to develop and establish evidence-based nursing practice.
  4. Informatics Competence: Use available technologies to confidentially manage patient  healthcare information, find and utilize valid healthcare resources and information, advocate for safety and effectiveness in all aspects of healthcare. 
  5. Healthcare Management: Utilize knowledge of healthcare policy, financing, and structure at the local, state, regional, national, and global levels to advocate for patients and the profession.
  6. Health Promotion: Participate in health assessment and education to promote wellness and prevention of illness/disease/injury for communities/populations.
  7. Caring/Diversity: Integrate caring behavior that reflects respect and value for the uniqueness of diverse persons and cultures into the use of nursing process with individuals, families, groups and communities.
  8. Ethics/Christian Perspective: Demonstrate values reflective of God and the Christian worldview, as well as professional ethics in the daily practice of nursing and the advancement of the profession.

These outcomes parallel the Learning Outcomes of the traditional BS, NNU nursing program.