Nursing Program Outcomes - Geneva College
Geneva College

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN Program Outcomes

The generalist nurse practices from a holistic and caring framework. Holistic nursing care is comprehensive and focuses on the mind, body, and spirit as well as emotions. The roles for the baccalaureate generalist nurse are derived from the discipline of nursing and include provider of care, designer, manager, coordinator, and member of the profession.  Nursing generalist practice includes both direct and indirect care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

Additional concepts of Essentials in professional nursing are clinical judgement, communication, compassionate care, diversity, equity, and inclusion, ethics, evidence-based practice, health policy, and social determinants of health (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008; American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2021).

The Mission of The Department of Nursing

The mission of the Division of Nursing at Geneva College is to prepare professional nurses at a bachelor’s level of practice. We view nursing as a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace. We engage students in the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, dignity, integrity, and social justice as well as nursing leadership and professional concepts. We equip students to meet the challenges of professional nursing practice, their calling, and commitment to lifelong learning.

Upon completion of the BSN program, graduates will:

  1. Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the liberal arts to develop a usable understanding of cultural heritage of mankind, presented from a Christian point of view.
  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 care delivery in a variety of settings.
  3. Evaluate and utilize research findings to facilitate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment in Evidence-Based Practice.
  4. Utilize technologies to deliver high-quality care within a variety of systems.
  5. Articulate knowledge of policy, finance, and regulatory environments including local, state, national and global healthcare trends.
  6. Engage in ethical reasoning and actions to provide leadership promoting advocacy, collaboration, and social justice as a socially responsible citizen.
  7. Facilitate collaboration/communication within an interprofessional system to improve patient outcomes.
  8. Embrace the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, dignity, integrity, and social justice through professional nursing practice.
  9. Provide appropriate patient care across the lifespan in complex environments using a variety of resources.
  10. Promote the image of nursing by modeling the values and articulating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the nursing profession.
  11. Design nursing care within a Christian framework by integrating the mission and philosophy of Geneva College into individual practice.

(Language utilizes American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Practice, 08 and The Essentials Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, 21) Revised 11/2009, Revised 8/2014, Revised 10/2018, Revised 4/2021