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Chairperson, Assistant Professor

Patricia Ricci-Allegra PhD
Henderson Hall 215 A

Phone: (973) 290-4570

Title IV Compliance

RN-BSN Goals and Learning Outcomes

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RN-BSN Program Goals

  1. Prepare registered nurses as 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. Promote career mobility for registered nurses graduating from diploma or associate degree programs.
  3. Provide the educational foundation for graduate study in nursing.
  4. Promote lifelong personal and professional growth.
  5. Retain students through positive programming through active support and flexible programming (Program Completion Goal – 80% Full-time RN-BSN students will complete the program within 1 year or part-time students will complete in five semesters).
  6. Utilize frequent feedback from course evaluations, advisory board feedback and graduation survey to monitor student and program satisfaction (Graduate Satisfaction Goal – 80% will report satisfaction on the graduate survey.)
  7. Enhance students' abilities as competent leaders and advocates with evidence-based practice which will result in a minimum of 80% of employers reporting satisfaction with our graduates.

RN-BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the undergraduate RN-BSN program in nursing 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 interprofessional 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 leadership 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.