Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The BSN program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center prepares students for initial licensure as registered nurses. Graduates provide care throughout the lifespan; design, manage, and coordinate care across environments. In addition to providing care to those who are ill, graduates are involved in health promotion and clinical prevention, and population based health care. As the first professional degree in nursing, the BSN also provides for advanced studies at the masters or doctoral level.
BSN Program Outcomes
The graduate of the BSN Program will be able to:
- Use verbal, nonverbal, written, and emerging technology methods to communicate and collaborate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including the patient and the patients support network.
- Deliver safe, spiritually and culturally appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered health promotion and disease and injury prevention interventions.
- Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of patient-centered care
- Demonstrate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Assume accountability for personal and professional behaviors.
- Apply socio-cultural, economic, ethical, legal, and political factors as a basis for nursing practice.
- Demonstrate continuous self-evaluation and lifelong learning.
The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). "The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Commission serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs." The College of Nursing submitted a self-study document to CCNE in August 2014; CCNE is scheduled to conduct an on-site evaluation of the BSN program September 29-October 1, 2014.
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