Indiana University - Northwest Campus
Gary, Indiana 46408
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BSN Program Details
Baccalaureate nursing education provides a broad foundation in the sciences and liberal arts necessary for preparing professional nurses who are capable of practicing in a competent and responsible fashion as informed citizens in a dynamic and diverse society. Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program are expected to demonstrate competencies consistent with being a critical thinker; a culturally competent person; a knowledgeable coordinator of community resources; a politically aware professional; a beginning practitioner whose actions are consistent with professional legal and ethical standards; an effective communicator; a competent provider of health care; and a person who exemplifies a positive image. Baccalaureate graduates assist individuals, families, and communities in attaining mutually established health goals and in facilitating the highest level of functioning for individuals, families and communities toward the maximization of their health potential. Baccalaureate education must prepare graduates to be knowledgeable workers, processors of information, and navigate complex health care systems using available technologies as they design and develop more efficient and effective approaches to the delivery of health care services independently or in conjunction with others.
Bachelor of Science Program Outcomes:
-A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, rational inquiry, problem-solving skills, and creativity in framing problems.
-A culturally competent person who provides holistic nursing care to a variety of individuals, families, and communities.
-A knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources necessary to meet health care needs of individuals, families, and communities.
-An individual who understands the political dynamics in various settings and participates in the change process to shape health care policy.
-An individual who practices within an ethical and legal framework for the nursing profession.
-An effective communicator who is able to share accurate information.
-A competent provider of nursing care who functions in various professional nurse roles in structured or semi-structured health care settings.
-A professional role model who promotes a positive public image of nursing.
-A responsible manager who balances human, fiscal, and material resources to achieve quality health care outcomes.