Department of Nursing--Bachelor of Science (BSN)
The program in the BSN Department is designed to:
- Provide advancement in professional nursing leadership.
- Maintain academic excellence and encourage life-long learning.
- Reflect and incorporate the health care needs of residents of Central Brooklyn and adjacent communities.
- Prepare the graduate for the rapidly changing health care delivery environment and higher education in nursing.
HEGIS Code: 1203.10
Information regarding state approval of this program may be obtained from New York State Education Department (NYSED) at 518-474-3817 or www.op.nysed.gov. Information regarding program accreditation can be obtained from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006; 800-699-1656, ext 153 or www.nlnac.org.
Mission and Philosophy of BSN Program
The mission of the BSN Department is to prepare graduates to function as primary health providers engaged in a broad range of health promotion, maintenance and restoration activities to diverse populations in a variety of settings with a strong community focus.
Philosophy of the Faculty of the BSN Program
The faculty of the BSN Department believes that education has the power to positively transform lives and it is the right of all individuals in pursuit of self-actualization. The faculty also believes that BS Nursing curriculum should be built on a broad, general educational foundation, which provides the student with a greater understanding of the total environment in which the graduate lives and practices. The baccalaureate nursing education should propel its graduates into the ever-expanding horizon of professional nursing, enable them meet the health and social needs of their clients and become a springboard for attainment of higher academic and professional goals. The faculty subscribes to the ideal that human beings, health, nursing, education, and the environment underscore the organizing framework of a curriculum for family-entered practice in the community and professional development of nurses. Therefore, the faculty is committed to this ideal in preparing students for professional practice to meet the needs of the diverse population of Central Brooklyn and a global society of the 21st century.
The Goals of the BSN Program are to provide:
- Baccalaureate completion education, designed specifically for registered nurses from Associate Degree and Diploma nursing programs, as generalists with emphasis on community health nursing.
- Broad-based knowledge and skills in nursing leadership and management.
- A foundation for graduate studies in advance nursing practice, education and research.
The objectives of the BSN Program are to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable its graduates:
- Combine theoretical and empirical knowledge from the sciences, humanities and nursing disciplines for evidence-based practice within a systems framework.
- Provide culturally competent nursing care for clients requiring primary, secondary and tertiary levels of intervention.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively with other health care providers and members of the community in promoting and maintaining the wellbeing of clients.
- Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to expedite the nursing process in providing nursing care.
- Demonstrate accountability for own nursing practice and professional development.
- Integrate leadership skills in coordinating care.
- Incorporate ethical, moral and legal values in the practice of nursing.
- Employ the use of technology and research findings to meet the needs of a dynamic practice environment.