Program Learning Outcomes
INQUIRING FAITHFULLY: The student will demonstrate knowledge, skill and behavior of the evidence-based practice of nursing which integrates growth in reasoning, analysis, decision-making and the application of theory with the goal of advocating for others and/or self. This includes holistic nursing skills and the nursing process.
LEADING FAITHFULLY; The student wull incorporate a foundational relationship with Christ and others and embrace a willingness to serve others in the midst of life circumstances (e.g., illness, injustice, poverty). The student will role-model the need for “Sabbath Rest” as a means of personal renewal, and true care of the self, so that service to others is optimally achieved. The student will incorporate the characteristics of a servant leader including: humility, courage, forgiveness, discernment.
COMMUNICATING FAITHFULLY: Ths student will actively engage in the dynamic interactive process that is intrapersonal and interpersonal with the goal of advocating for others and/or self. This includes effective, culturally appropriate communication which conveys information, thoughts, actions and feelings through the use of verbal and nonverbal skills.
FOLLOWING FAITHFULLY As defined as claiming the challenge from Florence Nightingale that nursing is a “divine imposed duty of ordinary work.” The nursing student will integrate the ordinary work by complying with and adhering to regulatory and professional standards (e.g. ANA Code of Ethics, the California Board of Registered Nursing, Scope of Nursing Practice, SON Handbook). This includes taking responsibility, being accountable for all actions and treating others with respect and dignity.
CARING FAITHFULLY: The student will embrace a calling to the ministry of compassionate care for all people in response to God’s grace, which aims to foster optimal health and bring comfort in suffering and death.
Select 3-4 General Education units from The Social World
*Prerequisite to Nursing program, i.e., admission to NSG 250 and NSG 251 .
†May be allowed to complete concurrent with first Nursing course.
††Must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.
A grade of at least ”B” in NSG 150 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all pre-requisite and nursing courses are required for admission to the Nursing Major.