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Mission Statement of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Sciences
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Document Number: NURS--105d Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 11/03/2015
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/04/2012


Mission Statement

The mission of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions is to support the University's mission by educating individuals to become baccalaureate and/or master's prepared nurses, and/or competent professionals in Health and Human Performance.  Graduates of the school will promote and provide healthcare and wellness services to individuals, families and communities across the life span.  Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and experiences that promote critical thinking, integrity and life-long learning.



1. To offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) based in the liberal arts.

2. To prepare a generalist nurse who demonstrates competent clinical skills and leadership qualities through the use of transfer of learning, critical thinking, and decision-making.

3. To provide opportunities for individuals with degrees and/or nursing licensure to further their   educational preparation.

4. To graduate professional nurses who are responsive to the changing health care needs of society.




At the conclusion of the BSN Program of Study, the graduate will be prepared to:  

1. Use critical thinking skills to plan and provide care for individuals, families and communities based on the application of knowledge and research from nursing science, behavioral sciences, and natural sciences as well as the humanities;

2. Use the nursing process to promote, maintain, and/or restore the optimal functioning of clients on the wellness-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings;

3. Communicate effectively, using a variety of strategies and teaching/learning techniques to promote and/or restore health in collaboration with the client, family caregivers, and the multi-disciplinary health care team;

4. Advocate a standard of client care, based on biopsychosocial needs, integrating principles of morality, law, and ethics while recognizing cultural and spiritual diversity;

5. Assume a leadership role in the advancement of professional nursing, the maintenance of an effective health care delivery system, and the delivery of quality health care, while assuming responsibility for personal and professional development through life-long learning


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