The baccalaureate and Nurse Educator master's degree in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791.
The mission of the nursing department is to provide leadership in nursing education, scholarship and practice that reflects a Christ-like presence as we prepare nurses to serve, with excellence, a diverse and changing society.
We value the perspectives of a Christian worldview that emphasize caring, service, integrity, the pursuit of excellence, and the inherent worth of all life.
We value the liberal arts context as the foundation for nursing education and practice.
We value education that is relational, active, and promotes critical thinking and lifelong learning.
We value nursing as a profession that fulfills multiple roles and requires a unique and expanding body of knowledge and skills for the purpose of promoting the health of diverse individuals, families, communities, and systems.
We value nursing leadership that influences the quality of health care for all, including vulnerable and underserved populations, within changing local and global health care systems.
Nursing Department Goals
- To prepare nurses with skills in critical thinking, with ability to function in both structured and unstructured nursing positions, and with the background necessary for advanced education.
- To prepare students for lifelong learning with a theoretical foundation based on Judeo-Christian principles and the liberal arts and sciences.
- To demonstrate within the nursing profession Christian values and leadership through excellence in professional practice, scholarly endeavors, and community service.
Baccalaureate Program Outcomes
- Integrate nursing knowledge, the liberal arts, and a Christian worldview to fulfill nursing roles.
- Promote client health in a culturally relevant manner through collaborative processes.
- Provide competent care and meaningful comfort to clients who are healthy, ill, or dying.
- Use critical thinking, health care information technology, and evidence-based findings to make decisions that promote safety and quality and improve client health outcomes.
- Communicate through verbal, nonverbal, and technological means with individuals, families, and communities to achieve mutually determined health outcomes.
- Advocate to increase access to health care and to promote justice for underserved clients.
- Conduct self as a member of the nursing profession by integrating Christian values, professional standards, and ethical perspectives.
- Demonstrate a commitment to service of others, effective stewardship of resources, personal growth, and lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate collaborative leadership to enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.