Nursing and Health Studies Program

RN-BSN Learning Objectives

UW Bothell

RN-BSN Program Objectives

The UW Bothell and UW Tacoma RN-BSN programs are jointly accredited with UW Seattle School of Nursing through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Our UW Nursing Tri-Campus goals for BSN education are to prepare our graduates to:

  • Communicate clearly and succinctly in speech and writing;
  • Promote effective communication between clients from various socio-cultural and linguistic backgrounds and representatives of the health care and social service systems;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, clinical decision-making and psychomotor skills necessary for safe and competent practice;
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity as shown by thought processes and behaviors;
  • Provide nursing care that preserves and enhances the client's dignity and perceived goodness of fit with the immediate and expected environments;
  • Integrate methods of research and scholarship in making and prioritizing diagnoses, and in planning, implementing and evaluating care of individuals, groups, and communities;
  • Assess health and incorporate principles and methods of health promotion and health education in nursing care of individuals, families, groups and communities;
  • Accept accountability of own expertise and for using that expertise to influence systems of care and health care policy;
  • Demonstrate comfort with requirements for adaptation to changes in care settings;
  • Demonstrate awareness of limitations in knowledge and actively seek learning opportunities to continue competent practice.

Did You Know?

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