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RN to BSN Expected Program 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

1. Integrate theories and concepts from the arts and humanities and the natural and social sciences in professional practice.   

2. Incorporate critical thinking, decision making, and clinical reasoning skills in providing quality care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. 

3. Translate research findings to foster delivery of evidence-based nursing practice.  

4. Utilize information and/or technology to deliver quality patient care in a variety of settings.   

5. Use leadership skills and knowledge of the healthcare, financial, and regulatory systems to advance high quality, safe professional practice. 

6. Demonstrate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration to provide quality, person-centered care. 

7. Examine principles of prevention and health promotion to improve equitable health outcomes for individuals, families, groups, and communities.   

8. Integrate Benedictine and professional values into one’s professional practice. 

9. Cultivate a professional nursing identity that embraces the values of the profession including advancement as a leader and lifelong learning.

10. Demonstrate evolving competence in professional role within a dynamic, diverse, global society. 

For information on cohorts in:
Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College, Triton College, Springfield and Decatur:

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admissions@ben.edu
(630) 829-6300

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Janet LoVerde, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Director, RN to BSN Program, Assistant Professor
jloverde@ben.edu
630-829-6296
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Alison Ridge, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Director, MSN Program, Associate Professor
aridge@ben.edu
630-829-1160
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Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, FRE, RN-BC, CNE
Department Chair, Professor, Nursing and Health
jlibner@ben.edu
630-829-1153
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