Bachelor of Science Degree – Major in Nursing
At the completion of the baccalaureate nursing program, the graduate will have met the following objectives and will:
- Integrate critical thinking, knowledge, and skills from the liberal arts and nursing courses to provide care that is safe, and ethical.
- Use the Roy Adaptation Model which guides the steps of the nursing process, as a scientific method to deliver nursing care to persons, families, groups, and populations.
- Implement holistic, evidence-based patient-centered care.
- Demonstrate the application of psychomotor skills for the efficient, safe, and compassionate delivery of patient care.
- Communicate and advocate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including the patient and patient’s support network.
- Provide health education that reflects variances in individuals, groups, and/or populations.
- Implement patient and family care around palliative and end-of-life care issues.
- Apply clinical judgment and accountability for patient outcomes when delegating to and supervising other members of the healthcare team.
- Create a beginning understanding of complementary and alternative modalities and their role in health care.
- Create a culture of respect for the diversity among the client continuum (patient, family, groups, global population).
- Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the delivery of high quality nursing care in a variety of settings.
- Incorporate ethical and legal principles to safely manage care of individuals, families, groups, and populations.
Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree: Major in Nursing, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is also qualified to apply for the Public Health Nursing Certificate issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.