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BSN Level Objectives

1. Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from nursing, natural and behavioral sciences, humanities and arts in the practice of professional nursing.

Level I

  • Utilize critical thinking to identify knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences and humanities related to nursing practice with individuals within the context of health and wellness promotion.
  • Identify the major concepts within the domain of nursing.

Level II

  • Utilize critical thinking to apply knowledge from the sciences, humanities and arts to nursing practice with individuals and families with lived experiences of wellness/illness.
  • Apply Watson’s, Benner’s and Rogers’ concepts to nursing.

Level III

  • Utilize critical thinking to integrate knowledge from the sciences, humanities and arts related to nursing practice with individuals, families and communities within the context of life long lived experiences.
  • Formulate practice principles based on Watson’s, Benner’s and Rogers’ view of nursing.

2. Practice professional nursing competently in diverse settings, utilizing caring, critical thinking and therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals, families, aggregates and communities, at any developmental stage, and with varied lived health experiences.

Level I

  • Examine caring and the use of Nursing process to implement therapeutic interventions in professional nursing practice with individuals with varied lived experiences.
  • Make guided clinical judgments with individuals according to their lived experience and within the context of health for the purpose of wellness promotion.
  • Perform protective, enhancing and preservative interventions with individuals at various stages in the life span.

Level II

  • Utilize caring and Nursing process to implement therapeutic interventions in professional nursing practice with individuals and families with varied lived health experiences.
  • Make shared clinical judgments and decisions related to Nursing care of individuals and families with varied lived experiences.
  • Demonstrate protective, enhancing and preservative interventions as a novice clinician with individuals and families with lived experiences of wellness and illness.

Level III

  • Utilize caring and critical thinking to evaluate therapeutic interventions in professional nursing practice with individuals, families and communities.
  • Make clinical judgments and decisions with individuals, families and communities according to their lived experiences of wellness and illness.
  • Demonstrate protective, enhancing and preservative interventions as an advanced beginner with individuals, families and communities.

3. Utilize the requisite knowledge and skill to practice independently and collaboratively with other health professions as an advanced beginner professional nurse.

Level I

  • Identify, as a learner, how collaboration with other health professionals contributes to the care of individuals.

Level II

  • Examine, as a novice clinician, the information and process needed to work with health professionals within the context of caring for individuals and families.

Level III

  • Apply, as a leader, knowledge and skills needed to practice nursing collaboratively with other health professions within the context of caring for individuals, families and communities.

4. Integrate research findings and nursing theory in decision making in professional nursing practice.

Level I

  • Identify the need for research findings in nursing practice decisions.  Examine the relationships between nursing, human being, health and environment and the concepts of caring, power and empowerment, and autonomy and advocacy as they relate to nursing practice.

Level II

  • Examine the research process and the concepts of validity and reliability and their relationship to decision making in nursing practice.
  • Apply the concepts of caring, power and empowerment and autonomy and advocacy in nursing practice with individuals and families.

Level III

  • Critique research findings that impact on decision making in nursing practice.
  • Utilize nursing theory in decision-making when caring for individuals, families and communities.

5. Apply concepts of leadership, autonomy & management to the practice of professional nursing.

Level I

  • Examine as a learner the concepts of power and empowerment and autonomy and advocacy as related to self development and nursing practice.
  • Examine as a learner the concepts of power and empowerment and autonomy and advocacy as they relate to other providers of nursing care.

Level II

  • Apply, as a clinician, the concepts of power and empowerment and autonomy and advocacy to nursing practice.
  • Apply, as a clinician, the concepts of power and empowerment and autonomy and advocacy in relationships with other health care providers in the advancement of care of individuals and families.

Level III

  • Evaluate as a leader, the concepts of power and empowerment and autonomy and advocacy in managing nursing practice.
  • Evaluate own empowering and advocacy efforts in relation to other health providers in the provision of care to clients.

6. Integrate professional caring into practice decisions that encompass values, ethical, moral and legal aspects of nursing.

Level I

  • Identify caring as an ethical and moral aspect of nursing.
  • Identify legal factors which impact on the practice of professional nursing.
  • Differentiate between values, ethics, and morals in nursing care and practice.

Level II

  • Utilize caring in the clinician role as it relates to Nursing care of individuals and families.
  • Utilize the ethical decision making process in resolving ethical dilemmas.
  • Make clinical practice decisions that reflect professional values and knowledge of legal aspects.

Level III

  • Evaluate Nursing care of individuals, families and communities from the perspective of caring reflecting a commitment to the humanitarian focus.
  • Incorporate moral and legal perspectives into practice and evaluate how they contribute to professional values and ethical decision making in nursing practice.

7. Communicate effectively with clients, peers and other health care providers.

Level I

  • Utilize a variety of caring interactions with individual clients, peers and other health care providers. Examine communication techniques and principles that reflect caring in Nursing process.

Level II

  • Apply selected principles of caring interpersonal relationships and communication patterns in providing care for individuals and families with lived experiences of wellness and illness.  Evaluate communication patterns observed in families.

Level III

  • Formulate strategies to enhance positive communication patterns of complex systems in providing care for individuals, families and communities.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of own communication behaviors in terms of empowerment and advocacy for clients and providers.

8. Respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of self and others.

Level I

  • Examine, from the role of learner, personal values, beliefs, interests and needs and their contributions to the development of the professional self.
  • Consider from a caring perspective the client’s beliefs, interests and needs in nursing practice.
  • Relate personal beliefs, interests and needs to own value formation and openness to diversity.

Level II

  • Incorporate beliefs, interests and needs of clients across the life span into the process of planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
  • Analyze how one’s personal values and beliefs affect professional practice.
  • Examine differences in beliefs, personal values and perceived needs between self and clients.

Level III

  • Respect values, beliefs, diversity and needs of self and others while utilizing a caring approach in the praxis of nursing.

9. Participate in the advancement of the profession to improve health care for the betterment of the global society.

Level I

  • Identify major professional, social, political, economic and technological issues confronting society that impact on human beings, environment, nursing and health.

Level II

  • Discuss professional, social, political, economic and technological issues that affect the environment, health and the care of clients coping with the lived experience of health, and recommend strategies for dealing with these issues from the role of clinician.

Level III

  • Examine the broad professional, social, political, ethical and technological issues impacting on the environment and nursing practice and propose solutions as a member of the profession.

10. Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness of one’s own nursing practice and professional growth as a learner, clinician and leader.

Level I

  • Identify the qualities of the humanitarian nurse in the learner role with moral, ethical, aesthetic, cognitive, intellectual, and interpersonal dimensions.
  • Recognize the need for learning and socialization into professional nursing in the learner role as scholar, researcher and scientist.

Level II

  • Develop as a novice professional nurse in the clinician role as care giver by accepting responsibility for individuals and families as clients.
  • Participate as a critical thinker, teacher, collaborator and user of nursing theory in the clinician role as care giver.

Level III

  • Evaluate the outcomes of own activities in enhancing effectiveness of the nurse leader role as a manager, coordinator of care, change agent and role model.
  • Initiate a plan to present oneself professionally for entry into the profession for assuming responsibility for practice and for facilitating the delivery of health care needed by the public.

Revised 5/14/02 – 10/02/02

Reviewed 5/16/07

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