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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN or ABSN)

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Nursing is both an in-demand profession and a calling to care for people of all ages and from all walks of life. As a Nursing major at Linfield, you will be immersed in an education that pairs advanced technology with the core knowledge essential to provide care in a constantly changing health care environment. From your first day on campus you will work side-by-side with faculty mentors as you become a committed and responsive professional with a solid liberal arts background.

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A glance at the curriculum

you will take:

Professional Communication

Preparation for professional practice and effective working relationships in interdisciplinary settings through the use of evidence-based communication strategies. Includes a focus on diverse clients and communication across the lifespan. (NURS 315)

Integrated Experiential Learning

Knowledge integration courses that prepare you to use sound clinical reasoning in providing safe and effective nursing care with clients across the lifespan. (NURS 335, 375)

Transitions in Health and Illness

Explores essential concepts, knowledge and skills to care for clients and their families across the lifespan during major health and illness transitions. (NURS 425)

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Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and nursing science as a basis for professional practice.

    Apply clinical reasoning, reflective practice and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality holistic client-centered care.

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  • Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a professional practice.

    Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making to achieve health care outcomes for clients.

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  • Provide effective nursing care that considers diverse values, cultures, perspectives and health practices.

    Use principles of stewardship and leadership effectively and efficiently to influence the practice environment and improve health outcomes.

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  • Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standards-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, humanistic and social justice principles.

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  • Demonstrate awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system, and effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value.

    Demonstrate commitment to the nursing profession through the comportment of professional values and standards.

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