With the largest program in the state, WSU has a history of graduating competent, compassionate nurses ready to practice in all healthcare settings. With access to innovative practice labs and technology, interprofessional simulations, world-class researchers and faculty, WSU provides you with the solid foundation to begin your career.
Nurses who earn a degree from the College of Nursing will:
1. Formulate nursing practice decisions using the foundation of a liberal education and evolving knowledge from nursing science, the biological and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.
2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for safe care delivery in a variety of settings.
3. Integrate reliable evidence from multiple credible sources of knowledge including basic and health sciences to inform practice and make clinical judgments.
4. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safety and quality nursing practice.
5. Demonstrate basic understanding of the role of nurses in advocating for patients, communities and populations in discussions related to healthcare policy, finance, and regulations.
6. Use inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to advocate for safe, evidence-based, high quality patient-centered care.
7. Demonstrate basic understanding of the role of health promotion, and disease/injury prevention in improving population health across the lifespan.
8. Demonstrate the values central to nursing practice including: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, advocacy, social justice and life-long learning.
9. Provide safe, competent, compassionate, ethical, culturally sensitive, 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 including end of life, and across the continuum of health care environments.
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