Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Program Outcomes

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

1. Engage in practice based on the integration of liberal education, nursing education, evidence, experience, and ethics.

2. Assume responsibility for life-long learning and plan for professional career development.

3. Collaborate with patients and interdisciplinary health care team members in decisions that influence the delivery of health care in an ever changing environment.

4. Allocate and manage physical, fiscal, and human resources to achieve optimal nursing care and outcomes.

5. Use written, verbal, non-verbal, and emerging technology methods to communicate effectively within interpersonal and professional relationships.

7. Incorporate scholarly inquiry, clinical reasoning, and information literacy to address simple and complex issues.

8. Use health care technologies and information systems to improve patient care outcomes and create safe care environments.

9. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision and improvement of nursing care.

10. Provide direct and indirect holistic, patient-centered care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across a variety of settings.

11. Engage in professional behaviors by adhering to legal, ethical, and professional standards.

12. Participate in political and regulatory processes to shape the health care delivery system and advance the profession.

13. Coordinate, supervise, and delegate to healthcare team with safety and competence.

14. Engage in care of self in order to care for others.