BSN CurriculumThere are three cohorts of students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) in the School of Nursing. One group is comprised of registered nurses. Please read more about that program of study by clicking on RN to BSN Program on the left hand side of this page.
The other two cohorts are pre-licensure generic and accelerated programs of study, which have the same curriculum. The generic program is offered in four consecutive semesters, while the accelerated program is completed in 15 months of study. The curriculum is built on five core themes which include:
Outcomes for the nursing major:
- Build a professional practice informed by the mission and vision of Linfield College and the School of Nursing as well as the standards and values of the nursing profession.
- Apply sound clinical judgment and evidence based practice in the provision of holistic nursing care.
- Communicate effectively and collaboratively in professional practice.
- Use a range of information and clinical technologies to achieve health care outcomes for clients.
- Provide effective nursing care that incorporates diverse values, cultures, perspectives and health practices.
- Engage in ethical reasoning and actions that demonstrate caring and commitment to social justice in the delivery of healthcare to individuals and populations.
- Apply principles of stewardship and leadership skills to support quality and safety within complex organizational systems.
- Integrate knowledge of healthcare policy, populations, finance and regulatory environments that influence system level change within professional nursing practice.
- Incorporate a liberal arts based understanding of global healthcare issues to health promotion, risk reduction, disease and illness prevention and disease and health care management.
As noted in the Philosophy of the School of Nursing, “consistent with the foundational education principles of Linfield College, the School of Nursing promotes integrated learning, global/multicultural awareness, and experiential learning that foster reflective practice essential for professional nursing in the 21st century.”