RN to BS Programs

Bachelor of Science Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the HFCN Bachelor of Science graduate is expected to achieve the following program outcomes:

1. Effective oral and written communication: Demonstrate professional communication and collaborative skills with nurses, other healthcare professionals, and clients to provide health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

2. Critical thinking, reading, and writing: Read critically, use writing to develop their perspectives, support their viewpoints with evidence and reasoning, and utilize critical thinking strategies to formulate clinical judgments that result in safe, effective care for diverse client populations.

3. Scientific and quantitative reasoning proficiency: Use scientific reasoning, analysis, and evidence to support decision-making, problem solving, and interpret research.

4. Technological and information literacy: Access and integrate evidence based information and research when planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care.

5. Cultural competency, community involvement, and environmental awareness: Practice nursing with an awareness of the influences of environment and culture on health and health care delivery.

6. Client-centered nursing care and holistic assessment: Implement holistic, client-centered care that is informed by an understanding of biological and social sciences as they apply to the health-illness continuum.

7. Health teaching: Educate clients and significant support persons about health promotion, disease prevention, and desired health outcomes.

8. Professional responsibility and lifelong learning: Articulate the value of practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development while demonstrating professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.

9. Leadership: Integrate the concepts of leadership and change within the scope of professional nursing practice.