Nursing BS

Program Purpose


Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. American Nurses Association (2004). Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Washington, DC: Nursebooks.

The College mission is "to develop professional nurses who promote health, care for the suffering, engage in the scholarship of the discipline, invite the Spirit into health and healing, and lead with faith and integrity." Referring to Jesus Christ as the Master Healer and following the theme,Learning the Healer's Art, the faculty recently reviewed and approved minor revisions to the College vision of "A community of scholars and educators engaged in the discovery and application of the Healer's art that promotes health and healing and enhances the discipline of nursing." College values are Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Faith, creating the acronym "ARISE in Faith."

Several co-curricular activities support program goals and provide opportunities for active student engagement. The Student Nurses' Association is a formal organization affiliated with the Utah State and National Student Nurses Association, offering opportunities for leadership and socialization, engagement in [the discipline, exposure to future employment and graduate education possibilities, and community service projects. Students may also be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. In addition, students are involved in College development and community service projects, and student representatives are appointed to College councils.

Curricular Structure

The program goals and curricular structure of the undergraduate nursing program are derived from the University Mission and Aims, the College Mission, The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008), American Nurses Association ANA Standards, and the Utah Nurse Practice Act.

Following completion of pre-requisite courses, students apply to the nursing major. After acceptance into the undergraduate nursing program, students enroll in six semesters and one spring term of specialized nursing courses. Following is a brief general summary of the curricular structure.

The MAP, Program Overview, Student Handbook, and Program Guide are all available by accessing the CON website and entering the student information through "Academics".

College Information

Undergraduate Catalogue

 

MAP- BS in Nursing for students enrolled in program prior to Fall 2007

MAP - BS in Nursing for students enrolled in program beginning Fall 2009

MAP - BS in Nursing for students enrolled in program beginning Fall 2010

Learning Outcomes


Consistent with the University Mission and Aims and the Mission of the College of Nursing, the goals of the undergraduate program in nursing are stated as the following program outcomes:

Integration of Gospel Values

Integrate the values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as part of caring.

Courses that Contribute: NURS 180 NURS 291 NURS 292 NURS 293 NURS 294 NURS 295 NURS 296 NURS 300 NURS 333 NURS 339 NURS 341 NURS 342 NURS 343 NURS 351 NURS 352 NURS 362 NURS 390R NURS 403 NURS 404 NURS 461 NURS 462 NURS 471 NURS 472 NURS 491 NURS 492
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Gospel knowledge
Critical Thinking and Communication Skills

Demonstrate effective critical thinking and communication.

Courses that Contribute: NURS 180 NURS 291 NURS 292 NURS 293 NURS 294 NURS 295 NURS 296 NURS 300 NURS 320 NURS 333 NURS 339 NURS 341 NURS 342 NURS 343 NURS 351 NURS 352 NURS 361 NURS 362 NURS 390R NURS 403 NURS 404 NURS 461 NURS 462 NURS 471 NURS 472 NURS 473 NURS 491 NURS 492
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Competence
Professional Nursing Care

Design, provide, and evaluate nursing care for individuals, families, and communities. An essential prinicple that meets  standards associated with national accrediting organizations.  

Courses that Contribute: NURS 180 NURS 291 NURS 292 NURS 293 NURS 294 NURS 295 NURS 296 NURS 300 NURS 333 NURS 339 NURS 341 NURS 342 NURS 343 NURS 351 NURS 352 NURS 361 NURS 362 NURS 390R NURS 403 NURS 404 NURS 461 NURS 462 NURS 471 NURS 472 NURS 473 NURS 491 NURS 492
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Competence
Understanding the Discipline of Nursing

An essential prinicple that meets BYU AIMS as well as standards associated with National Accrediting Bodies

Courses that Contribute: NURS 180 NURS 291 NURS 292 NURS 294 NURS 295 NURS 296 NURS 300 NURS 333 NURS 339 NURS 342 NURS 343 NURS 351 NURS 352 NURS 361 NURS 362 NURS 390R NURS 403 NURS 404 NURS 461 NURS 471 NURS 472 NURS 491 NURS 492
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Competence
Life-long Learning

An essential prinicple that meets BYU AIMS as well as standards associated with National Accrediting Bodies

Courses that Contribute: NURS 180 NURS 291 NURS 292 NURS 293 NURS 333 NURS 339 NURS 341 NURS 343 NURS 351 NURS 352 NURS 361 NURS 362 NURS 390R NURS 404 NURS 471 NURS 472 NURS 492
Linked to BYU Aims: Lifelong learning, Lifelong service

Evidence of Learning


Assessment tools of the undergraduate program are part of the formal evaluation plan of the entire College of Nursing. Program related assessment information is collected, evaluated, and kept by the College Evaluation Council, the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, and faculty. Following is an outline of assessment tools used in the undergraduate nursing program:

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement


Analysis, Evaluation, and Improvement Process

The College Evaluation Council, consisting of faculty and staff representatives of College programs, designs and implements the overall evaluation plan. At the course level, student performance data are gathered, analyzed, and appropriate changes implemented by faculty teaching teams in each course in ongoing meetings and at the end of each semester. Many faculty teams also do midterm evaluations for immediate response to student needs. The Undergraduate Curriculum Council reviews course proposals and syllabi for consistency in course content, student objectives, and outcomes.

Curriculum analysis, evaluation, and program improvement are major parts of the plan. The Undergraduate Curriculum Council, consisting of faculty representatives from each course and chaired by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate programs, meets at least monthly to review program quality. This effort includes review of data from assessment measures as well as ongoing faculty and student input. Each spring, all undergraduate faculty share oral course reports, which include evaluation and plans for course improvement for the coming year. Major course or program changes are recommended by the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council to all faculty.

Undergraduate Program Evaluation

Outcomes Assessment Model.pdf