Nursing Alumni Outcomes

The Department will prepare graduates as generalists in nursing who can assume a broad spectrum of nursing roles in the health field. Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to write the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. The Department will establish a foundation for graduate study in nursing and patterns that can serve as a model for lifelong, self-directed learning. In doing so, it is expected that students will appreciate nursing's past, recognize its present place in health care, and formulate judgments about its role in meeting health needs in the future. The mission of the nursing program will be fulfilled by:

  • Creating a caring, nurturing, and diverse student-centered environment
  • Encouraging critical thinking and ethical decision making
  • Providing skilled care to clients across the life span with an emphasis on geriatrics
  • Enhancing the discipline of nursing by utilizing the most current health care information or when appropriate creating new knowledge to further the nursing profession
  • Recognizing the necessity of continuing professional and intellectual growth of the faculty