The ABSN curriculum takes place in five consecutive quarters, including summers and prepares professional nurses as generalists in clinical practice. This professional program builds on a foundation of knowledge in science, humanities and related professional disciplines.
Program Goals for the ABSN
- Communicate clearly and succinctly in speech and in writing.
- Promote effective communication between clients from various sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds and representatives of the health care and social service systems.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, clinical decision making and psychomotor skills necessary for safe and competent practice.
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity as shown by thought processes and behavior.
- Provide nursing care that preserves and enhances client's dignity and perceived goodness of fit with the immediate and expected environments.
- Integrate methods of research and scholarship in making and prioritizing diagnoses, and in planning, implementing and evaluating care of individuals, groups, and communities.
- Assess health and incorporate principles and methods of health promotion and health education in nursing care of individuals, groups, and communities.
- Accept accountability for own expertise and for using that expertise to influence systems of care and health care policy.
- Demonstrate comfort with requirements for adaptation to changes in care settings.
- Demonstrate awareness of limitations in knowledge and actively seek learning opportunities to continue competent practice.