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RN-BSN Purpose and Outcomes

The purpose of the RN-BSN program is to provide diploma and associate-degree RNs a flexible program of study that will allow them to continue to meet work and other obligations while pursuing their baccalaureate degree. Graduates of the RN-BSN program will meet the standards and program outcomes for baccalaureate education. The educational programs at the UMMC School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Baccalaureate program outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge and skills from the liberal arts, sciences, nursing and other disciplines into professional nursing practice.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to improve patient-care outcomes in diverse populations and health-care settings.
  • Integrate current evidence from nursing research and other credible sources into professional nursing practice.
  • Integrate information management and patient-care technologies into the delivery and evaluation of high-quality, safe, patient-centered care in a variety of health-care settings.
  • Apply knowledge of health-care policy, finance and regulatory environments to professional nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate effective inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration skills in the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered care across health-care environments.
  • Implement strategies to facilitate health promotion, disease prevention and health restoration of individuals, families and populations across the lifespan.
  • Assume accountability for professional values and behaviors.
  • Deliver comprehensive patient and population-centered care that reflects baccalaureate generalist nursing practice across the health-illness continuum and health-care environments.