Nursing - RN to BSN
The goal of the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program is to provide opportunities for qualified students to acquire the knowledge necessary to provide nursing care which promotes adaptation of the person, family, and community. This knowledge is acquired within a liberal arts experience which emphasizes honesty, integrity, civility, and a strong sense of personal responsibility. Professional preparation as a nurse includes promotion of lifelong learning, social responsibility, and service.
What skills and abilities do I need to excel in this degree?
The successful RN to BSN student needs a solid grounding in the biological sciences. The willingness and ability to develop and participate in therapeutic relationships is fostered. The student moves from acquiring the knowledge base needed to applying that knowledge to design and implement appropriate nursing care and interventions for the specific client.
What I will learn?
RN to BSN graduates will demonstrate professional nursing leadership with technical proficiency in the care of clients, families, and communities and in the management of physical, fiscal, and human resources. Graduates will apply critical thinking and problem-solving to provide nursing care that promotes holism and adaptation by discovering research questions, critically analyzing research, and applying research to practice. Graduates will practice the principles of communication, client education, and client advocacy. Graduates will commit to individual and professional growth as lifelong learners through continuing education, reading refereed professional journals, and participating in shaping the health-care delivery system. Graduates will provide, delegate, and/or supervise nursing care based on current knowledge, theory, and research to promote holism and adaptation as evidenced by the ability to assess and diagnose the health status of diverse individuals, families, and communities and by the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate the care for diverse individuals, families, and communities. Graduates will evaluate career choices within the nursing profession based on emerging skills and personal strengths and abilities. Graduates will display professional behavior based on standards of practice and professional codes of ethics. Graduates will demonstrate collaboration with other health-care providers to promote the full human potential.
What are some CMU graduates with this degree doing?
Graduates of CMU nursing are actively involved in Acute care nursing, Intensive care nursing, Home and Public health nursing, Psychiatric nursing, Labor and Delivery/Maternal-Child health nursing, graduate school, administrative positions, and nursing education.