College of Nursing

RN-BSN Program Outcomes

Competence in Provision of Care

  1. Provide safe, competent and evidence based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through promotion, maintenance and restoration of health; prevention of illness, and physical, emotional, and spiritual support throughout the life span, and across the continuum of health care environments.
  2. Formulate nursing practice decisions using evolving knowledge and research from nursing science, the biological and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.
  3. Use developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive teaching-learning principles to assist clients to achieve their health goals and to assist colleagues to improve the quality of their nursing care.

Professional Values

  1. Provide compassionate, ethical care to individuals of diverse cultures, values, beliefs, and lifestyles.
  2. Demonstrate the values central to nursing practice including: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, advocacy, and social justice.
  3. Protect the rights of people to receive optimum care and make informed decisions affecting their health welfare.

Role Development

  1. Uphold the standards and values of the profession including accepting responsibility for learning and personal growth.
  2. Interpret professional nursing using perspectives gained from past, present and future trends in nursing and society.
  3. Advocate for responsible, humane health care policies.
  4. Partner with clients, families, communities and inter-professional health care teams to design and provide quality health care.
  5. Participate in revision of health care policy and practice within a rapidly changing global environment.

Designer, Manager, Coordinator of Care

  1. Demonstrate leadership skills and knowledge of the management process in designing, managing and coordinating safe, quality and cost-effective patient-centered care.
  2. Use evolving information technology to monitor and improve the health care of clients.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of fiscal dimensions within a variety of current and evolving health care systems.
Washington State University College of Nursing BSN Program Outcomes (Approved by the Faculty Organization 3/20/13)