Educational Objectives of Program
Upon completion of the Pfeiffer University baccalaureate program in nursing, the graduate will have the ability to:
- Integrate evidence-based knowledge from nursing, theories and concepts from liberal education, including the humanities and behavioral, mathematical, natural and physical sciences into the practice of professional nursing.
- Incorporate critical thinking skills in autonomous decision-making and effective therapeutic communication in the application of the nursing process with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Practice professional nursing competently in the roles of advocate, clinician, coordinator/collaborator, educator, leader, and consumer of research in a variety of health care settings to promote quality improvement and patient safety.
- Facilitate therapeutic, caring, and interprofessional collaborative relationships with clients and members of interdisciplinary health teams using written and emerging technology communication strategies.
- Integrate knowledge of leadership/management/administrative and information technology skills and health care policies in providing direct and indirect care to clients.
- Provide comprehensive, culturally competent client-centered care to promote, restore, and maintain the maximum health potential of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan while promoting health care literacy.
- Assume accountability and responsibility for personal and professional growth through commitment to participation in servant leader activities, continuous self-evaluation, and lifelong learning.
- Incorporate professional values, professional standards, and ethical, moral, and legal aspects of health care into nursing practice to promote advocacy, collaboration, and social justice.
- Incorporate knowledge and leadership skills related to system management into personal responsiveness to the health care needs of the Piedmont region, the state, the nation, and the global society.
- Integrate Caring principles and concepts into the holistic nursing care of clients and families, groups, and communities across the lifespan.