The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Anderson University is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org). Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). Preparing nursing majors for this juncture is a top priority.
Licensure by State/Jurisdiction
Anderson University has created, in compliance with the Department of Education, a list of states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. You can view the list here.
BSN Program Outcomes
The roles for the baccalaureate generalist nurse are derived from the discipline of nursing. The roles of the baccalaureate generalist include: provider of care, designer, manager, coordinator, and member of the profession. Nursing generalist practice includes both direct and indirect care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008).
Upon completion of the BSN program, graduates will:
- Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the liberal arts to provide safe, humanistic care as an advocate using the Anderson University School of Nursing conceptual model.
- Incorporate knowledge and skills in relational leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high-quality health care.
- Evaluate and utilize research findings to facilitate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment in Evidence-Based Practice.
Utilize technologies to deliver high-quality care within a variety of systems.
- Articulate knowledge of policy, finance, and regulatory environments including local, state, national and global healthcare trends.
- Facilitate collaboration/communication within an interprofessional system to improve patient outcomes.
- Utilize the Anderson University School of Nursing conceptual model for health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population levels.
- Embrace the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, dignity, integrity, and social justice through professional nursing practice.
- Provide appropriate patient care across the lifespan in complex environments using a variety of resources.
- Design nursing care within a Christian framework by integrating the mission and philosophy of Anderson University and the School of Nursing into individual practice.
(Language utilizes American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Practice, 08) Revised 11/2009, Revised 8/2014, Revised 10/2018