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Nursing, B.S.N.

BSN Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Student Learning Outcomes for the BSN program were derived directly from the Heritage University Student Learning Outcomes; and therefore fulfill the mission of Heritage University. While unique to Heritage, the BSN Program Outcomes are congruent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008). 


The Graduate of the Heritage University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program:

  1. Explains how nursing’s fundamental patterns of knowing –personal, aesthetic, ethical, empirical and emancipatory –contribute to understanding the complexity of nursing care in the treatment of human response. Explains how knowledge of the physical world and scientific methodology contribute to understanding the complexity of nursing care in the treatment of human response.

  2. Approaches nursing with a spirit of inquiry for application of nursing theories that explain and predict the outcomes of care.

  3. Utilizes effective written and oral communication and professional behaviors to foster shared decision-making and accountability among team members to optimize outcomes of care.

  4. Integrates technological and mathematical knowledge to create a culture of quality and safety to prevent systems errors.

  5. Integrates aesthetic knowing in nursing care.

  6. Demonstrates courage and resilience from practicing self-care as requisite for creating a culture of safe and effective nursing care.

  7. Expresses passion for sustainability and justice.

  8. Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions from an ecological perspective for the individual, family, and community as the units of care.

  9. Works to overcome barriers to the provision of culturally inclusive nursing care.

  10. Is prepared to provide leadership and assume accountability for the design, delivery and evaluation of safe, holistic nursing care.

  11. Works to increase access to care, especially for vulnerable populations and to overcome social determinants of health inequities. 

  12. Participates in the policy processes impacting the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.

  13. Embodies professional values and responsibilities defined by the standards and scope of practice for the registered professional nurse; the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Professional Nursing Practice; and ANA Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements.

  14. Assumes accountability for maintaining professional practice through self-reflection and demonstrates continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning.


General University Course Requirements: 36-39 credits

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Nursing Major Courses: 74 Credits

Total: 140 Credits