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Chairperson, Assistant Professor

Patricia Ricci-Allegra PhD
Henderson Hall 215 A

Phone: (973) 290-4570

Title IV Compliance

BSN Goals and Learning Outcomes

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Pre-Licensure BSN Program Goals

  1. Prepare nurses who are professional nurse generalists and leaders at the baccalaureate level who use nursing theory and professional nursing standards to assess and respond to health care needs.
  2. Prepare graduates to be licensed professional nurses to help reach the profession's goal of having more licensed nurses with baccalaureate degrees.
  3. Provide the educational foundation for graduate study in nursing.
  4. Promote lifelong personal and professional growth.
  5. Retain students through positive programming to empower students to develop confidence and academic success through active support (Program Completion Goal – 80% Pre-Licensure BSN students will complete the program in 4 years; 90% in 5 years).
  6. Utilize frequent feedback from student club, course evaluations, Peer Leader discussion groups, advisory board feedback, student progression and graduation survey to monitor student satisfaction and program satisfaction (Graduate Satisfaction Goal – 80% will report satisfaction on the graduate survey.)
  7. Prepare students to become competent in evidence-based practice which will result in a minimum of 80% of employers reporting satisfaction with our graduates.

Pre-Licensure BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Pre-Licensure BSN are prepared to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences into professional nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate global awareness and culturally sensitive behaviors that create an environment of respect for the dignity of patients, families and others.
  3. Utilize inter-professional and intra-professional methods of culturally sensitive communication to collaborate effectively in delivering safe patient care throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings.
  4. Articulate a philosophy of nursing that guides one’s practice as a leader, researcher, manager and provider of care.
  5. Utilize data, knowledge and technology effectively and ethically to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  6. Integrate scholarly inquiry and research into evidence-based practice.
  7. Perform competently and ethically to promote, maintain and restore health in communities, regions and populations.
  8. Integrate an understanding of health care policies, including financial and regulatory, into professional nursing practice.
  9. Assume a professional nursing role that promotes quality nursing practice in the delivery of health services.
  10. Accept responsibility for lifelong learning to maintain up-to-date professional skills.