The purpose of the Labouré College of Healthcare RN-BSN Nursing Program is to move the associate degree nurses beyond basic nursing skills to advanced pathophysiology, critical thinking, leadership and management, and evidence-based practice research skills. The program prepares registered nurses for a generalist professional practice in a variety of setting and provides graduates with a foundation for graduate study and life-long learning.
By completion of the BSN program, the graduate will be able to:
1. Synthesize knowledge from a broad-based liberal arts and sciences core curriculum with nursing science to generate innovative and valid clinical decisions.
2. Recognize basic organization models and exhibit a potential for leadership and quality care within the present-day healthcare arena.
3. Cultivate values, beliefs and practices which embody a framework for implementation of evidence-based practice and scholarship.
4. Incorporate the use of communication and informatics to broaden the scope of clinical practice and critical thinking.
5. Participate in the sociopolitical process that affects nursing practice.
6. Examine concepts of individual and population health initiatives for the promotion of health and prevention of disease across the lifespan.
7. Engage in professionalism, leadership and management skills to promote collaboration and to cultivate a safe and caring environment.
The RN-BSN program utilizes the 2008 Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice as the organizing framework for the program. You can view the program handbook here.