Jul 15, 2024  
2020-2021 William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Program), B.S.N.


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Students who have successfully completed the R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Program coursework from Lakeland University should be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, and professional nursing practice in the delivery of patient-centered care.
  • Utilize leadership skills and knowledge of system-based practice to enhance the quality and safety of nursing practice within health care systems.
  • Integrate the use of critical thinking skills by combining nursing knowledge and evidence-based research to advance professional nursing practice.
  • Examine how informatics, information management systems, and patient care technology impact patient-care outcomes.
  • Analyze the direct and indirect influence that external and internal factors (i.e. health care policies, practices, and regulatory environments) have on population health and professional nursing practice.
  • Deliver patient-centered care as a member of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing communication, evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals and patient populations to promote conditions and health behaviors that improve population health across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of professional nursing care that is consistent with altruistic, ethical, and humanistic principles.
  • Adapt nursing care based on patient preference, healthcare environment, and scientific advancement.

Notes:

  • Program policies regarding admission, curricular and graduation requirements, program progression, professional expectations, satisfactory academic progress and program progression, etc. can be found in the Nursing Program Student Handbook.
  • Practicum policies regarding guidelines, roles and responsibilities, etc. can be found in the Practicum Handbook.

And the completion of at least one of the following area of emphases designed for the nursing major:


Behavioral and Psychiatric Health


Recommended for the nurse who wishes to increase their skills in psychiatric-mental health nursing or who wishes to pursue Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing (PMH-APRN).

Cultural and Diversity Studies


Recommended for the nurse who wishes to increase their cultural competence and deliberate the social context of professional nursing practice.

Healthcare Business Management


Recommended for the nurse who aspires to contribute to the health care business organization, desires to be an entrepreneur or who wishes to pursue their master’s degree and focus on nursing administration, nursing leadership, or business administration.

Student Designed


Students may propose a twelve (12) semester-hour (minimum) emphasis in an area of academic interest that complements their major. Students may fulfill the emphasis requirement by completing current courses offered by Lakeland University that are relevant to the area of interest. This emphasis plan must be approved in advance by the student’s academic advisor, Director of the Nursing Program, and the Dean of the William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. Up to six (6) semester hours of Experiential Learning may be used to partially fulfill the Student Designed emphasis. Cooperative Education courses may not be used to satisfy the requirement of this emphasis.

System Leadership and Management


Recommended for the nurse who is innovative and seeks to provoke change through effective engagement of leadership and management principles. Recommended for the student who wishes to pursue a leadership role or their master’s degree and focus on nursing administration, nursing leadership, or leadership and organizational development.

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