Department of Nursing Outcome and Objectives
Department of Nursing Program Overarching Learning Goal:
Prepare graduates who can safely provide professional holistic nursing care for patients as generalists in varied clinical practice settings incorporating Christian values and ethics.
Department of Nursing Objectives:
- Demonstrate the art and science of professional caring incorporating the professional values of the discipline of nursing.
- Utilize critical thinking within the practice of professional nursing.
- Communicate effectively through the employment of listening, oral, nonverbal, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate the scholarship of discovery (utilization of knowledge generated through research) integration, application and teaching in professional practice.
- Perform a comprehensive assessment of individuals, families and aggregates utilizing current technologies when needed.
- Carry out professional nursing care employing the technical skills necessary to deliver safe evidence-based nursing care.
- Promote health through risk reduction and disease prevention.
- Appreciate human diversity and the implications of a global health care environment.
- Acknowledge and assess the spirituality of self and others.
- Use information and communication technologies to care for the patient and to enhance one’s own professional knowledge.
- Evaluate therapeutic nursing care for individuals, families and aggregate groups in a dynamic, multi-faceted health care system according to accepted standards of practice.
- Explain the multiple roles of the professional nurse as a leader.
- Explicate the characteristics of holistic nursing practice from a Christian worldview.
- Apply to nursing practice an ethical framework that incorporates Christian worldview, moral concepts, professional ethics, law and respects diverse values and beliefs.
- Develop personal goals for continued professional development and life long learning.
The baccalaureate nursing programs at Eastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.