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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: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/04/2012


Mission Statement

The mission of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences is to prepare individuals to become professional baccalaureate prepared registered nurses, who possess knowledge of the applied and natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The student will demonstrate the ability to think critically, as well as, the capacity to demonstrate caring and compassion to those he/she serve(s) in a manner which employs integrity into the art of nursing practice. The student, upon graduation, will be prepared for an entry-level position as a registered nurse and will continue to be a lifelong learner.




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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