Nursing

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The Department of Nursing offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for working with individuals, families, and communities in promoting healing and wellbeing across the lifespan

The nursing curriculum provides a broad understanding of the discipline of nursing as a way of looking at the world. Nursing care of an individual with a health variance considers the family that supports the patient, the home environment in which the patient lives, the community resources available to help the patient, the local, state, and national politics that affect these resources, and the global community from which these resources are taken. As important members of inter-professional health care teams, it is essential that nurses see human needs manifested in diverse beliefs, values, resources, and conditions that impact the effectiveness of highly sophisticated technical skills, devices, and treatments. 

Throughout the nursing curriculum, students will develop clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills necessary to assess, respond to, and evaluate factors that impact health and wellbeing. Students will have the opportunity to practice inter-professional communication and collaboration, actively participate in the creation of knowledge by engaging in research, examine human issues that impact wellbeing, and advocate for quality, safe and effective care for patients across the lifespan.