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Program and Departmental Goals

College of Nursing: Provide high quality, innovative educational nursing programs

  • Traditional: Offer a high quality traditional baccalaureate nursing degree program
  • Online: Offer high quality baccalaureate and masters nursing degree programs

College of Nursing: To build and maintain a student-centered nursing program

  • Traditional and Online: Graduate nurses who are prepared to practice nursing in global healthcare environments

College of Nursing: Provide a culturally diverse environment for students, faculty, and staff

  • Traditional and Online: Promote a culturally diverse learning environment designed to eliminate barriers to learning

College of Nursing: Develop partnerships with community agencies to expand healthcare to the community

  • Traditional and Online: Develop and nurture a strong relationship with community health facilities and health professionals

College of Nursing: Promote research and scholarly activities that advance nursing knowledge

  • Traditional and Online: Foster scholarly activities, research, teaching, service, and practice that advance the knowledge base of nursing

Traditional BSN Student Outcomes

  • Function as beginning practitioners in professional nursing
  • Possess a foundation for graduate study
  • Synthesize knowledge from a broad educational foundation upon which professional nursing practice is based
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of the health team and other interested groups in identifying and meeting the health needs of individuals, families and communities nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for continuous personal and professional growth
  • Possess basic knowledge about research and its application to practice
  • Develop interpersonal and technological skills necessary to assume leadership roles within the BSN scope of practice

Online RN to BSN/MSN Student Outcomes

  • Function in professional nursing roles
  • Possess a foundation for graduate study
  • Synthesize knowledge from a broad educational foundation upon which professional nursing practice is based
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of the health team and other interested groups in identifying and meeting the health needs of individuals, families and communities nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for continuous personal and professional growth
  • Possess basic knowledge about research and its application to practice
  • Develop interpersonal and technological skills necessary to assume leadership roles within the BSN scope of practice

Online MSN Student Outcomes

Nursing in Teaching-Learning Environments

  • Assess the learning needs of students, health care clients, health care colleagues, and others in need of health education.
  • Design and implement teaching-learning experiences for individuals, families, groups, and communities based on assessed learning needs.
  • Design and implement teaching-learning experiences that are culturally relevant.
  • Distinguish between pedagogy and andragogy and the related teaching methodologies.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching approaches.
  • Compare and contrast specific teaching-learning theories.
  • Incorporate teaching-learning theories into plans of instruction.
  • Serve as an advocate for improved education for students and clients.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary collaboration to meet the health care educational needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Develop, participate in, or utilize nursing and related research to add to the bodies of knowledge of both nursing and education.
  • Incorporate technological advances into educational programs and curricula.
  • Participate in the development of curricula for undergraduate nurses.
  • Identify and analyze legal, cultural, and ethical issues that affect the health care environment.

Nursing Leadership in Organizational Environments

  • Identify the knowledge base necessary for functioning as a nursing manager/executive in the health care environment.
  • Analyze the roles and characteristics of effective leaders, managers, and role models.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse in health care economics.
  • Apply economic principles to the care environment.
  • Identify various political and legislative forces affecting health care.
  • Develop a health care budget based on sound economic principles.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and managerial styles.
  • Develop and implement effective problem-solving methods based on theory and research in an evolving health care delivery system.
  • Create leadership/management strategies based on theory and research that are culturally appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse audience.
  • Identify and analyze legal, cultural, and ethical issues that affect the health care environment

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Online Programs

    Traditional Programs

    For Additional Info or Advising

    Traditional/Accelerated Students contact:

    Ms. Laura Henley, Coordinator, Traditional Nursing Enrollment
    UNA Box 5054 | 312B Stevens Hall
    Phone: 256.765.5136

     

    Online Students contact:

    Mrs. Cindy P. Mashburn, Administrative Assistant, Online Program

    UNA Box 5127 | 223 Stevens Hall

    Phone: 256.765.4936

    Or

    Mrs. Sandra Thompson, Coordinator, Online Nursing Enrollment

    UNA 5127 | 227 Stevens Hall

    Phone: 256.765.4931