Bachelor of Science Degree – Major in Nursing

BSN Objectives

At the completion of the baccalaureate nursing program, the graduate will have met the following objectives and will:

  1. Integrate critical thinking, knowledge, and skills from the liberal arts and nursing courses to provide care that is safe, and ethical.
  2. 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.
  3. Implement holistic, evidence-based patient-centered care.
  4. Demonstrate the application of psychomotor skills for the efficient, safe, and compassionate delivery of patient care.
  5. Communicate and advocate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including the patient and patient’s support network.
  6. Provide health education that reflects variances in individuals, groups, and/or populations.
  7. Implement patient and family care around palliative and end-of-life care issues.
  8. Apply clinical judgment and accountability for patient outcomes when delegating to and supervising other members of the healthcare team.
  9. Create a beginning understanding of complementary and alternative modalities and their role in health care.
  10. Create a culture of respect for the diversity among the client continuum (patient, family, groups, global population).
  11. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the delivery of high quality nursing care in a variety of settings.
  12. 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.