Learning Outcomes

Our graduates are expected to be:

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  • A critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making.
  • A culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care.
  • A knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of health care environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  • An individual who understands and considers the impact of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery.
  • An individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing.
  • An effective communicator who collaborates with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes.
  • A competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse health care environments.
  • An accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and who balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety.
  • An individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care. 

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Priscilla Schnur

Exploring the advantages of the RN to BSN online degree

Alumnus feature story

Priscilla Schnur is a proud graduate of IU School of Nursing’s RN to BSN online degree completion option. The program is designed for working nurses who have earned a two-year associate degree or diploma in nursing and are looking to be prepared to meet the future challenges of health care by completing a bachelor’s degree.

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