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Mission & Program Outcomes

 
Mission Statement  

FMU Department of Nursing prepares graduates to function competently as caring professional nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The program endeavors to instill in students the value of lifelong learning. 

 

BSN Program Core Values 

The core values of the FMU department of Nursing include competence, caring, and commitment.

  • Competence is defined as the development of the ability of the professional registered nurse to integrate evidence-based knowledge and skill to be a leader in providing safe, effective, value-based patient care.
  • Caring is defined as the ability of the professional registered nurse to provide compassionate, holistic, culturally sensitive care to individuals, families, and communities across the life span.
  • Commitment is defined as the ability of the professional registered nursing to embrace technological advances, life-long learning, and be a collaborate member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

BSN Program Learning Outcomes
The baccalaureate generalist program in nursing prepares the graduate to:

  • Utilize the liberal education courses as the cornerstone for study and practice of professional nursing.
  • Incorporate the knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and client safety in the provision of high quality health care.
  • Provide safe, effective and compassionate care to all individuals and groups across the lifespan based upon the principles and models of evidence-based practice, understand the research process, have the ability to retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize evidence in collaboration with healthcare team members to practice in a manner that improves client outcomes.
  • Incorporate information management, client care technologies, and communication devices in providing safe and effective client care.
  • Incorporate information on healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly and indirectly influencing the nature and functioning of the healthcare system in professional nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration through verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills to practice individual accountability, client advocacy, conflict resolution principles, and teambuilding strategies.
  • Integrate knowledge and skill derived from the physical sciences, bio-psycho-social sciences, humanities, and nursing in the provision of holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the life span with a focus on health promotion, disease and injury prevention.
  • Demonstrate and utilize principles of legal ethical core values of professionalism with the application of professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice in the delivery of care to all clients across the lifespan
  • Utilize the roles of provider of care, manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession in developing and providing safe, effective, and compassionate care to all clients across the lifespan with diverse multicultural needs.  This includes but is not limited to cultural, spiritual, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation to diversity (AACN, Baccalaureate Essentials, 2008)

MSN Program Core Values

The core values of the graduate program of the Francis Marion University Department of Nursing include facilitating role transition from baccalaureate nursing to advanced practice which includes excellence, holism, integrity, patient-centeredness, caring, diversity, and ethics. These core values are evident throughout the program curriculum.

MSN Program Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

FNP Track

Nurse Educator Track

1.      Demonstrate leadership and integrity in an advanced practice role that effects and changes systems to promote patient-centered care thereby enhancing  human flourishing

Demonstrate leadership and integrity in an advanced practice nursing role that effects and changes healthcare systems to promote patient-centered care thereby enhancing  human flourishing

Demonstrate leadership and integrity in an advanced practice role that effects and changes educational systems to promote learner-centered knowledge thereby enhancing  human flourishing

2.      Appraise current interdisciplinary evidence to identify gaps in nursing knowledge and formulate research questions based on the tenets of evidence-based practice

Appraise current interdisciplinary evidence to identify gaps in nursing practice knowledge and formulate research questions based on the tenets of evidence-based practice.

Appraise current interdisciplinary evidence to identify gaps in nursing education knowledge and formulate research questions based on the tenets of evidence-based teaching practice.

3.      Develop interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration in the advanced practice nursing role in order to promote positive change in people, systems, and excellence in the nursing profession.

Develop interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration in the advanced practice nursing role in order to promote positive change in people, health care systems, and excellence in the nursing profession.

Develop interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration in the advanced practice nurse educator role in order to promote positive change in people, educational systems, and excellence in the nursing profession.

4.      Use informatics to analyze underlying disparities, and knowledge; formulate research questions; promote safety and quality improvement for patient care.

Use informatics to analyze underlying disparities, and knowledge; formulate research questions; ensuring safety and quality improvement in advance nursing practice for patient care.

Use informatics to analyze educational disparities, and knowledge; formulate research questions for educational quality improvement.

5.      Apply advanced concepts in science and nursing knowledge to implement health promotion and disease prevention.

Apply advanced concepts in science and nursing knowledge to implement health promotion and disease prevention in advanced practice.

Apply advanced concepts in science and educational knowledge to implement evidence-based teaching practice.

6.      Employ knowledge in health policy and financing of health care in order to promote healthcare access and availability to promote human flourishing.

Employ knowledge in health policy and financing of health care in order for the advanced practice nurse to promote healthcare access and availability to promote human flourishing.

Employ knowledge in health policy and financing of health care in order to educate learners about healthcare access and availability to promote human flourishing.

7.      Engage in ethical decision-making and utilization of theoretical knowledge in order to provide patient-centered, cost-effective care

Engage in ethical decision-making and utilization of theoretical knowledge in order to provide patient-centered, cost-effective advanced practice nursing care.

Engage in ethical decision-making and utilization of theoretical knowledge in order to provide educational concepts related to cost- effective care.

8.      Value cultural and ethnic diversity and caring in order to provide holistic patient-centered care.

Value cultural and ethnic diversity and caring in order to provide holistic patient-centered care by advanced practice nurses.

Value cultural and ethnic diversity and caring in order to provide holistic learning to promote patient-centered care.

 

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