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Registered Nursing Program

BS Nursing Generalist

A Nurturing and Rewarding Future

The Bachelor of Science Nurse Generalist Program is a comprehensive eight semester program designed to promote the development of professional nurses who will meet the changing needs of clients. These nurses will address the increasing needs of persons trained for complex client care in all healthcare settings and who are prepared to address particular needs in genomics, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, illnesses and conditions. These needs that are influencing the nursing role changes are reflected in scientific advances, changing population demographics, technologic explosion, and increasing needs to better access health care and healthcare information (AACN, 2008). The BSN Program is available at Ohio campuses only.

The RN-BSN option is designed for RN graduates who have passed the RN-N.C.L.E.X. exam. RN-BSN plan students are advised on an individual basis and transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis for maximum transfer credit. Students must satisfy all requirements of the BSN Generalist degree plan in order to complete the RN-BSN plan. Nursing, biology, and liberal arts courses typically will transfer into the RN-BSN program. The RN to BSN program is available to students in Ohio and Virginia Only.

Skills You'll Learn
1 Demonstrate proficient mathematic and communication (written and oral) skills as required in the workplace.
2 Develop thinking processes and utilize learning strategies to understand their metacognitive abilities.
3 Employ the nursing process to implement comprehensive, safe, diverse, culturally effective care across the lifespan in all health care settings.
4 Follow established, habitual, and scientific methods to create opportunities for growth and increase critical awareness of one's responsibilities as a contributor to society.
5 Fulfill the roles of the baccalaureate nurse generalist as provider of direct and indirect care (advocate and educator); designer, coordinator, and manager of health care; and member of the profession (advocate for the patient and profession) [The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, 2008).
6 Transfer knowledge from life lessons and formal instruction to new situations as evidence of relational learning.
7 Utilize evidence-based information to support critical and clinical reasoning to formulate individualized care for multiple level clients.
8 Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing, health care, and its related agencies. o Fulfill the roles of the baccalaureate nurse generalist as provider of direct and indirect care (advocate and educator); designer, coordinator, and manager of health care; and member of the profession (advocate for the patient and profession) [The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, 2008).
9 Construct a framework which promotes lifelong learning essential to continuous professional development and tolerance for the unpredictable and ambiguous nature of the healthcare system.
10 Employ information literacy skills through the effective use of technology and information resources to accomplish a goal.
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