Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Wellstar School of Nursing offers Traditional and Accelerated BSN programs for students who want to become a registered nurse. The curriculum includes courses in the humanities and the biological and social sciences as well as the theoretical and clinical practice background necessary for the practice of professional nursing.
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.
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
- 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 respect in the practice of nursing.