Program Goals and Outcomes
The goals of the RN-BSN degree program at La Salle University are:
- Prepare diploma and associate degree nurses as leaders to effect change in health care and community systems.
- The program instills the value of lifelong learning as a hallmark of the professional nurse
- Serves as a foundation for graduate study.
- Program promotes collaboration between faculty and student to advance the profession of nursing.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student will be able to:
- Utilize research-based, theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for nursing practice and policy development. (Essential 1)
- Implement culturally appropriate strategies for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention for diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities across the life span. (Essential 7)
- Provide safe nursing care to address complex needs of patients and caregivers throughout the course of illness, healing, and rehabilitation. (Essential 8)
- Use clinical judgment and decision-making skills when assessing the health status of individuals and families and evaluating their response to health care. (Essential 3, 7)
- Demonstrate competency when providing, coordinating, collaborating, and managing nursing care in various environments and health care delivery systems. (Essential 2, 5, 7)
- Engage in partnerships with individuals, families, communities, and health care professionals to promote health and prevent disease. (Essential 6)
- Evaluate nursing and health care services based on ethical, legal, professional, and evidence-based policy and practice standards. (Essential 3, 5)
- Value self-directed learning for continuing professional development. (Essential 8, 9)
- Practice as a change agent in health care delivery systems particularly to advocate and promote quality assessable care for vulnerable and underserved populations. (Essential 2, 9)
- Use information and practice technologies to support evidence-based nursing practices that reduce healthcare errors and improve access to cost-effective healthcare.