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Learning outcomes for the bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) program

Nurses work in fast-paced environments that demand the ability to quickly analyze information, precisely communicate with other team members and execute intervention. The curriculum in CMC’s RN to BSN program was created from evidence-based research aimed to enhance the professional practice of its graduates.

These student learning outcomes build upon the nursing knowledge and clinical experiences in the associate degree in nursing (AAS) program, are further developed in the BSN program:

  1. Synthesizes professional nursing roles and values while providing safe, quality patient-centered nursing care through scholarship for evidence based practice.
  2. Demonstrates organizational and systems leadership when planning safe, quality care for diverse populations by analyzing healthcare systems and policies, including nursing financial and regulatory practices.
  3. Incorporates evidence-based care to complex patient situations including strategies for health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, families, groups, communities, and diverse populations across the lifespan and continuum of healthcare environments.
  4. Develops interpersonal communication and collaboration of the entire interdisciplinary team for improving patient health outcomes.
  5. Analyzes patient situations and applies clinical reasoning/critical thinking skills as necessary to provide quality patient care to diverse populations by combining previous nursing knowledge with a liberal education base.
  6. Incorporates information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making by using current information management and patient care technologies .