Baccalaureate Program

The Undergraduate Program Mission Statement

The Baccalaureate nursing program at Wagner College is designed to prepare students to become
professional nurses who will be able to promote, restore, and maintain the health of individuals and groups
within society. This program is based on a core of knowledge, deeply rooted in the liberal arts and the
sciences, to foster learning about nursing theory and practice, the individual, the environment, and health.
The baccalaureate graduate delivers safe patient-centered care in collaboration with all members of the
healthcare team while striving to improve quality and safety by utilizing evidence-based practice. These
foundations are the organizing framework for the nursing curriculum. Upon completion of the program,
the baccalaureate graduate will be able to assume the responsibility of working as a generalist in a variety of organizational and community healthcare settings by applying abilities of inquiry and critical analysis
for an evidence- based approach to practice. The program provides a foundation for continued professional
growth at the master’s level to meet the demands and challenges of the diverse healthcare system.

Undergraduate End of Program Student Learning Outcomes:


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science, students will meet the following nursing program outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of nursing science, theory and other disciplines to develop clinical
judgment and ethical decision making.
2. Demonstrate compassionate communication and effective nursing skills when coordinating holistic care
for individuals and families with actual or potential health problems while acknowledging the importance
of diversity, equity and inclusion.
3. Apply the nursing process to assess data across populations, develop an action plan to meet identified
holistic needs including sociocultural and health literacy interventions and evaluation methods
4. Demonstrate understanding of ethical behaviors and nursing knowledge of theory while participating
in the evidenced based
research process as a practice change to improve nursing care.
5. Utilize national and quality standards to create a culture of safety and civility to improve patient care
6. Engage in effective interprofessional communication and leadership to improve patient care outcomes.
7. Recognize the changing healthcare environment and the processes of care coordination on outcomes
including those impacted by health disparities and social determinants.
8. Apply emerging communication technologies within the interprofessional team to make sound clinical
decisions which
influence safe patient care and support health literacy.
9. Demonstrate therapeutic relationships built on collaborative interprofessional development and ethical
behavior within the
registered nurse’s scope and standards of practice.
10. Engage in self-care and reflection to support personal and professional growth which directly impacts
patient care outcomes.