Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN


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College Nursing
Academic Award Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Credits Required 127 semester credits
Dean Erin-Joy Bjorge
CIP Code 51.3801

The Mark and Huldah Buntain College of Nursing at Northwest University graduates scholarly professional nurses who practice from a uniquely Christian worldview and are dedicated to helping all human beings in pursuit of holistic health. Upon successful completion of the four-year pre-nursing courses and nursing curriculum requirements, students are prepared to sit for the national licensure examination leading to the Registered Nurse (RN) status in the State of Washington. This licensure allows graduates to practice professional nursing in health care systems across Washington State and seek reciprocal licensure in all states and territories of the United States of America or any nation in the world.

See the Mark and Huldah Buntain College of Nursing   under the Academic Programs section of this catalog for a complete program description. 

Nursing Program Objectives

Graduates are able to

  1. Practice critical thinking using logical and sequential reasoning, tempered with creative, aesthetic, and intuitive processes.
  2. Apply the nursing process to plan and deliver care that is holistic, compassionate, culturally competent, and client centered autonomously and collaboratively with interprofessional teams.
  3. Provide nursing care in the framework of organizational leadership and systems management processes.
  4. Integrate health care policies and economics to accomplish equitable access to health care and continuity of care for diverse populations.
  5. Apply research methods in the investigation of clinical nursing problems and health care delivery.
  6. Evaluate quality indicators, evidence, and outcomes of health care planning and implementation.
  7. Design health care for diverse populations and communities considering limited resources and environmental impact.
  8. Demonstrate the use of nursing informatics, patient care technologies, and interprofessional communication strategies.
  9. Articulate the unique characteristics of professional nursing and the role of professional nurses in direct and indirect client care.
  10. Proposes a plan for formal academic and life-long education that enhances personal and professional growth.
  11. Practice professional nursing from a Christian worldview, demonstrating personal integration of faith, service, and cultural competence.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 63


Nursing Major Requirements: 63


General Electives: 0


Total Credits Required: 127


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