BSN Terminal Student Learning Outcomes

Lock Haven University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares the graduate to: 

  1. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, the humanities, natural and social sciences in the practice of professional nursing. 
  2. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and decision making in the use of the nursing process with individuals, families, groups, and communities experiencing complex health problems. 
  3. Intervene therapeutically to promote, restore, and maintain the maximum health potential of individuals, families, groups, and communities. 
  4. Manage nursing care for groups of clients within health care agencies, in the home or in the community.
  5. Demonstrate evolving competence in multicultural interactions.
  6. Provide health education for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  7. Communicate effectively in interactions with individuals, families, groups, and communities.        
  8. Evaluate research findings, applying evidence-based knowledge to their practice.
  9. Assume responsibility and accountability for own decisions and actions in the practice of nursing. 
  10. Incorporate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional values, including ethical and legal aspects, into the practice of nursing. 
  11. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to use information management and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective care.
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