The nursing program at Saint Martin’s University is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of its students and others through the core values of faith, reason, service and community. It empowers its students to pursue lifelong learning, accomplishment and fulfillment as nurses and human persons.

Outcomes expected of graduates of the RN-to-BSN Program

Graduates of the RN-to-BSN Program at Saint Martin’s University will be able to demonstrate the following student learning outcomes/competencies.

  • Integrates knowledge from a liberal arts and sciences education into nursing practice
  • Provides leadership to foster high quality health care, improve patient safety, and develop initiatives to enable healthcare system change
  • Translates research into evidence-based practice
  • Uses informatics, patient care technologies and electronic tools across the continuum of health care settings to promote nursing practice and quality patient care
  • Demonstrates knowledge of healthcare policy and the legal, economic, political and socio-cultural factors at the local, state, national and global levels that affect the healthcare system and nursing profession
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively to facilitate inter-professional patient-centered care
  • Applies principles of health promotion and disease prevention to improve the health of individuals and populations
  • Develops professional and ethical values that guide decision-making
  • Practices with individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the lifespan and the continuum of care, with respect for cultural diversity and the autonomy of the individual who is a full partner in decision-making.