Clinical experiences are essential for all BSN degree options at MUSSON. Students develop essential skills in clinical practice. Different clinical experiences are offered depending on the BSN degree option.
Traditional and accelerated students have clinical experiences in a variety of acute, subacute, long-term, and community health care settings, as well as the Simulation Center. Clinical experiences can be in groups of students working with a faculty member in a clinical area or may be with an expert clinical nurse preceptor depending on the course.
RN to BSN clinical experiences are required only in the community health course and are completed with expert preceptors near the residence of the student.
Baccalaureate Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the learner will:
- Provide safe, competent care across the life span to diverse patients, families, and communities based on knowledge, professional standards, existing evidence and theoretical frameworks from nursing and related disciplines.
- Critically evaluate nursing and health-related evidence to provide or delegate safe, effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable care.
- Formulate well-reasoned clinical judgments based on critical appraisal of the current evidence to guide nursing care across a continuum of health care environments.
- Integrate technologies of information, health care, and communication to design, coordinate, deliver and evaluate high-quality and safe patient-centered care.
- Provide quality, safe, supportive and cost-effective care that promotes the goal of optimal health status and incorporates health care and regulatory agencies’ policies.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively with inter-professional team members, diverse patients, families and communities to prevent disease and injury and promote optimal well-being.
- Demonstrate professional conduct in nursing practice by incorporating ethical, legal, and practice standards and values in the design, management, coordination and evaluation of professional nursing care.
- Demonstrate responsibility, advocacy, accountability, caring and respect for self and others when providing patient-centered, socially just, culturally-sensitive care.
- Articulate the value of responsibility of pursuing practice excellence, life-long learning, and professional involvement.
Approved by the Faculty Assembly, 5/06/02, 5/10/04, 11/09, 4/14.