Graduates are prepared to develop their role in the profession of nursing as contributing members of the discipline to promote, maintain and restore the health of patients in a variety of settings. Graduates are prepared to:
- Integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences education into one's professional nursing practice.
- Demonstrate caring and culturally sensitive behaviors that create an environment of respect for the dignity of patients, families, self and others.
- Utilize multiple interprofessional and intraprofessional methods of communication to collaborate effectively in delivering safe, patient-centered care throughout the lifespan and in a variety of settings.
- Articulate a philosophy of nursing that guides one's practice as an educator, researcher, advocate, manager and provider of care.
- Ethically manage data, information, knowledge and technology to achieve desired quality outcomes.
- Integrate scholarly inquiry and research into evidence-based nursing practice.
- Integrate critical thinking and professional values into the clinical decision-making process.
- Perform competently, effectively and ethically as a baccalaureate nurse to promote, maintain and restore the health of vulnerable populations.
- Accept responsibility for lifelong learning, global citizenship and service in the nursing profession.
- Assume a professional nurse leadership role to assure quality nursing practice in the delivery of health services.