About the Degree:
Typically, nurses are considered the backbone of the healthcare industry. They are the first and the last to interact with patients and their families — their people skills have to be just as important as their knowledge of medicine. As our population ages, as the Baby Boomers grow closer to retirement, the need for qualified and compassionate nurses is going to be great. This is why obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is so important. And according to the U.S. Labor Department, employment for Registered Nurses is extremely favorable, with a 26 percent growth rate anticipated between now and 2020.
What You’ll Learn:
- Assesses health status and health potential of individual clients, families and aggregates.
- Establishes nursing diagnoses based upon client needs within a theoretical framework of nursing.
- Evaluates responses of clients and groups to nursing care, making changes when necessary, in nursing plans of care independently or in consultation with nursing colleagues.
- Guides and directs group members in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating nursing care provided to clients.
- Establishes and monitors the use of protocols for communicating and recording assessments, nursing care plans, implementation and evaluation.
- Identifies nursing problems that need to be investigated and participates in the implementation of scientific studies.
- Using nursing practice as a means of gathering data for defining and extending practice.
- Bases practice upon the legal boundaries and ethical frameworks within the scope of own practice.
- Assumes responsibility for continued learning as a means of growth, development and maintenance of competence within the scope of own practice.
- Works within established policy and procedures of employing agency, recognizing policies and protocols that may impede client care and works within the organization framework to initiate change.
This Degree is Great for You if:
Want a great career working in a hospital, health clinic, outpatient center or other facility.
You're interested in a plethora of medical fields, everything from pediatrics, critical care, and more.
You're looking to a future role as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, a clinical specialist, nurse administrator or nurse educator.
Accreditations and Memberships:
Southwest Missouri Nursing Education Consortium