BSN Program Objectives

Upon completion of the baccalaureate nursing program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University, the graduate will be able to:

  • Synthesize theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge gained from the liberal arts, human and natural sciences, and nursing to develop holistic plans of care for individuals, families, and communities throughout the lifespan.

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate safe effective care.

  • Deliver holistic care using critical thinking, sound decision making, and effective communication

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care based on evidence from research and nursing practice

  • Apply leadership and management principles as a novice professional nurse in the effective delivery of nursing care

  • Integrate professional standards and ethical principles into nursing practice

  • Incorporate teaching/learning principles in promoting health for diverse individuals, families, and populations

  • Evaluate the impact of trends and issues affecting health and access to health care

  • Advocate for persons, groups, and communities based on awareness of ethical and legal issues affecting health care

  • Integrate technology in planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care.