Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Program Outcomes

Graduates of the University of Central Arkansas’ BSN program will be able to:

  • Engage in practice based on the integration of liberal education, nursing education, evidence, experience, and ethics
  • Assume responsibility for life-long learning and plan for professional career development
  • Collaborate with patients and interdisciplinary health care team members in decisions that influence the delivery of health care in an ever changing environment
  • Allocate and manage physical, fiscal, and human resources to achieve optimal nursing care and outcomes
  • Use written, verbal, non-verbal, and emerging technology methods to communicate effectively within interpersonal and professional relationships
  • Incorporate scholarly inquiry, clinical reasoning, and information literacy to address simple and complex issues
  • Use health care technologies and information systems to improve patient care outcomes and create safe care environments
  • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision and improvement of nursing care
  • Provide direct and indirect holistic, patient-centered care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across a variety of settings
  • Engage in professional behaviors by adhering to legal, ethical, and professional standards
  • Participate in political and regulatory processes to shape the health care delivery system and advance the profession
  • Coordinate, supervise, and delegate to healthcare team with safety and competence
  • Engage in care of self in order to care for others