Nursing Major Mission and Goals

Nursing Program Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will prepare students to use the nursing process and an inter-professional approach to provide patient centered health care across the lifespan and continuum of care for patients of diverse populations through the acquisition of values, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide compassionate, safe, quality patient care as a Christian servant-leader within the profession.

Nursing Program Belief Statement

Following Jesus’ commands, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, ESV) and “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” (Colossians 3:12, ESV), students acquire a foundation for professional nursing practice grounded in a Christian worldview and servant leadership. The program curriculum also embraces concepts, assumptions, and propositions from Madeline Leininger’s Culture Care Theory and Joanne R. Duffy’s Quality Caring Model as the framework for providing patient centered health care. 

Nursing Program Goals

The academic goals of the nursing program are congruent with the mission and objectives of the college which include: spiritual development, critical thinking, intellectual and creative growth, responsible and productive citizenship, Christian stewardship, self-understanding, and competency in a major field of study.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program goals are as follows:

  • Integrate God’s truths and word with concepts of professional nursing.
  •  Foster the ability of nursing students to manage professional decisions through the application of Christian principles.
  • Ensure an educational foundation in the biological, physical, and social sciences; arts; and humanities which are essential to professional nursing practice.
  • Promote an attitude of intellectual and critical inquiry necessary for critical thinking and clinical reasoning in professional nursing practice.
  • Develop an understanding of the nursing and health care research process to identify best practices in nursing.
  • Encourage lifelong learning in the field of nursing toward the goal of advanced and terminal degrees in nursing.
  • Provide a foundation for graduate study.
  • Prepare the nursing student to exercise leadership and self-direction in planning, initiating, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging roles in nursing and the emerging needs of health care systems.
  • Prepare the nursing student to sit for the NCLEX-RN® examination.
  • Provide a Christian faith based four-year college program leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing as preparation for students to practice professional nursing and provide servant-leadership in health care.