Four Year Plan
Nursing, Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan
Nursing Mission Statement and Vision
The mission statement of the Nursing Program, written in concert with the mission statement of Southeastern University, is as follows:
Equipping students to serve Christ and the world as competent professional nurses through Spirit-empowered ethical practice informed by critical thinking, life-long learning, and leadership.
The vision of the Nursing Program, also developed to reflect the vision of the University, is described below:
The Southeastern University Nursing Program will offer a professional education program that prepares students to provide excellent nursing care to individuals, families, and communities through the integration of faith, learning, and service.
Faculty will provide a Christ-centered, student–focused learning community that encourages students to grow in their role as professional nurses.
Students will gain an educational foundation that allows them to provide safe, evidence-based and culturally competent care for all patients, with special emphasis on the underserved. They will use clinical judgment to integrate evolving technology and research findings into caring interventions that improve patients’ health and support the sick and dying, their families and communities.
Students will commit to life-long learning, rigorous scholarship, leadership and collaborative interprofessional practice as a means of serving their communities.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
I – Liberal Education
A solid base in liberal education provides the cornerstone for the practice and education of nurses
II – Basic Organizational & Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
Knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety are necessary to provide high quality health care
III – Scholarship for Evidenced-Based Practice
Professional nursing practice is grounded in the translation of current evidence into one’s practice
IV – Information Management & Application of Patient Care Technology
Knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology are critical in the delivery of quality patient care
V – Healthcare Policy, Finance, & Regulatory Environments
Healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly & indirectly influence the nature & functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are important considerations in professional nursing practice
VI – Inter-professional Communication & Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
Communication & collaboration among healthcare professionals are critical to delivering high quality and safe patient care
VII – Clinical Prevention & Population Health
Health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level are necessary to improve population health & are important components of baccalaureate generalist nursing practice
VIII – Professionalism and Professional Values
Professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice are fundamental to the discipline of nursing
IX – Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
The baccalaureate-graduate nurse is prepared to practice with patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments.
The baccalaureate graduate understands & respects the variations of care, the increased complexity, and the increased use of healthcare resources inherent in caring for patients
These Student Learning Outcomes are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (2008) and directed the development of the course of study for both the RN to BSN Program and the Pre licensure BSN Program.
Professional Standards of Conduct
Students in the health professions are held to standards of conduct that both differ and exceed those usually expected of college students. Nursing students are required to demonstrate clinical competency in the care of patients, adhere to the standards in the Florida Nurse Practice Act, and to follow the tenets of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses. Civility is expected at all times when the student interacts with peers, faculty, patients, visitors and staff.
Students will identify themselves by wearing a Southeastern University name tag when they are in a clinical setting. All students are expected to be neatly groomed and wear clean clothing that is in good repair when representing SEU.
Grievance procedure is as follows: Student must follow the policy for filing grievance according to the Academic Catalog.
Failure to follow the guidelines listed under the Professional Standards of Conduct may result in disciplinary action that could result in a verbal warning, probation, suspension or expulsion from the Nursing Program at Southeastern University. If the disciplinary action results in dismissal from a clinical experience, it will count as an absence.