Mission Statement

The mission of the Henderson State University Department of Nursing is to provide both a liberal and professional nursing education to produce safe, generalist nurses. Graduates of this program will demonstrate an understanding of theory as it relates to nursing practice. This program prepares professional nurses to pursue higher education.

BSN Program Objectives

  1. Prepare a professional nurse.
  2. Educate nurses in holistic concepts of humanity, environment, and health.
  3. Prepare a professional nurse who recognizes and uses resources for nursing and health care in the community.
  4. Prepare professional nurses who understand the role of research and theory to improve nursing and health care.
  5. Provide a foundation for advanced study of nursing. 

BSN Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the role of the professional nurse.
  2. Use clinical reasoning to make decisions regarding nursing care.
  3. Manage resources necessary to promote and maintain conditions for optimum health.
  4. Apply findings from nursing and healthcare research when planning nursing and health care.
  5. Select concepts of professional nursing necessary for effective and efficient client care delivery.

RN to BSN Program Objectives

  1. Prepare associate degree nurses as leaders to effect change in health care and community systems.
  2. Prepare a professional nurse who recognizes and uses resources for nursing and health care in the community.
  3. Prepare professional nurses who understand the role of research and theory to improve nursing and health care.
  4. Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts, and sciences in the holistic practice of professional nursing.
  5. Assume responsibility for ongoing professional development in an ever-changing healthcare environment

RN to BSN Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the role of the professional nurse.
  2. Use clinical reasoning to make decisions regarding nursing care.
  3. Manage resources necessary to promote and maintain conditions for optimum health.
  4. Apply findings from nursing and healthcare research when planning nursing and health care.
  5. Develop a plan for professional growth and lifelong learning as a member of the nursing profession.

Revised 4/19/2017