RN to BSN Expected Program Outcomes

The RN to BSN program, in alignment with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of  Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (amended 2013), has identified program outcomes, including student outcomes, alumni outcomes, and faculty outcomes to evaluate Benedictine University RN to BSN program effectiveness.  The student outcomes include program completion and employment rates, achievement of Benedictine University Undergraduate General Education Goals, achievement of expected student learning outcomes, satisfaction with courses and instruction, and satisfaction with overall program effectiveness.  NOTE:  RN to BSN expected student outcomes align with the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) and are informed by other professional nursing standards and guidelines.  The alumni expected outcome addresses alumni satisfaction with overall program effectiveness in meeting expected student learning outcomes.

The RN to BSN program has identified six expected faculty outcomes that are consistent with the Benedictine University (BU) and the DONH mission and contribute to the achievement of the RN to BSN program goals and expected program outcomes.  The expected faculty outcomes are consistent with the expectations outlined in the BU Faculty Handbook and include criteria for teaching excellence, scholarly and professional involvement and achievement, and university service.  The RN to BSN expected faculty outcomes include: teaching effectiveness, educational preparation, scholarship-presentations, scholarship-publications, professional development/continuing education, and university service.

RN to BSN Expected Student Learning Outcomes
  • Synthesize theories and concepts from the arts and humanities and the natural and social sciences in professional practice.  (Essential I)

  • Apply critical thinking, decision making, and clinical reasoning skills in providing quality nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.  (Essential II)

  • Translate research findings to provide evidence based practice of nursing.  (Essential III)

  • Manage information and technology to deliver quality patient care in a variety of settings. (Essential IV)

  • Use leadership skills and knowledge of the healthcare, financial, and regulatory systems to advance high quality, safe professional practice. (Essential V)

  • Demonstrate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration to provide quality, patient-centered care. (Essential VI)

  • Apply principles of prevention and health promotion in providing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. (Essential VII)

  • Integrate Benedictine and professional values and ethical, moral, and legal aspects of nursing into one's professional practice. (Essential VIII)

  • Apply a process of lifelong learning in the development of one's self, nursing practice, and the profession. (Essential I)

  • Demonstrate evolving competence in professional role within a dynamic, multicultural, global society. (Essential IX)

Department of Nursing and Health
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Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College cohorts:
Hicela Woods,
Associate Director of Non-Traditional Programs

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Benedictine University
Lownik Hall, Room 068
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

E-mail: hwoods@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6637
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Janet Richter, M.A.
Director of Development for Adult and Graduate Programs

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Benedictine University at Springfield
Becker Library: L-29
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
E-mail: jrichter@ben.edu
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