Wellstar School of Nursing Mission and Goals

Mission

The Mission of the Wellstar School of Nursing is in accordance with the missions of the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services and the University. The commitment delineated in the School's mission statement is threefold:  

  • To create and sustain exemplary undergraduate and graduate nursing programs that promote academic excellence
  • To serve as leaders and as a community resource in the provision of services to consumers and agencies in collaboration with other disciplines
  • To participate in research and other scholarly pursuits

This commitment seeks to promote an environment that is consistent with quality teaching, significant service, and meaningful scholarship programs.

Goals

The Wellstar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University functions to

  • Provide programs of high quality in undergraduate and graduate nursing education
  • Support an environment conducive to personal and professional growth, scholarship, and creative activity
  • Demonstrate leadership in providing service and professional practice within the university and the community

Program and Student Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the Kennesaw State University Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Program is to prepare graduates for generalist nursing practice. Graduates will be prepared to practice with patients—including individuals, families, groups, and populations—across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments.

Program Outcomes

The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program will:

  • Demonstrate quality by maintaining both professional accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and acceptable performance of graduates on the National Council State Boards of Nursing License Exam (NCLEX).
  • Provide a learning environment that ensures meeting the program benchmark for graduation rates.
  • Prepare graduates for success in attaining employment in the nursing profession.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program, graduates will:

  • Synthesize knowledge from a liberal education including social science, natural science, nursing science and the art and ethics of caring as a foundation for providing holistic nursing care.
  • Implement competent, patient-centered care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations along the health-illness continuum and throughout the lifespan within multicultural environments.
  • Utilize leadership skills to critically examine and continuously improve healthcare delivery systems, with emphasis on safety, quality, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Analyze current research and apply conceptual/theoretical models for translating evidence into clinical practice.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Identify the significance of local, state, national, and global healthcare policies including financial and regulatory environments.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with an interdisciplinary healthcare team including collaboration, negotiation and conflict management.
  • Employ principles of health promotion, and disease/injury prevention in providing care to individuals and populations.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for professionalism, including lifelong learning, and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice in the practice of nursing.
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