Mission of the Program
The mission of the Baccalaureate of Sciences in Nursing is to prepare a nurse with a solid training with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the proper management of patients and for the performance of various roles with a high sense of responsibility, commitment, humanism, and dynamism within health care institutions. The program will train graduates to offer excellent health care, with full mastery of the different types of patients and the various scenarios where they can perform.
- Develop competencies that enable the nursing professional to make significant contributions independently and collaboratively in the provision of health services and in nursing practice.
- Value the body of knowledge of the theories and models as a basis for contributing to the practice of the nursing discipline.
- Develop research competence and use of findings in clinical practice.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to initiate and carry out changes in the nursing field within health care systems.
- Possess professional-ethical attitudes, communication skills, leadership, critical thinking, and use of technology that facilitate intervention with the person, the family, and the community.
- Offer courses leading to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to be validated by the Puerto Rico Nurses and Nurses Examining Board as a nurse.
- Provide ample learning opportunities that promote the development of competencies for nursing practice.
- Offer clinical practice in critical care and university settings to integrate the teachinglearning process.
- Develop competencies to conduct nursing research and interpret and use research findings.
- Train in the use of technology used in managing the health care of patients.
- Develop a specialist with ethical, legal, and moral values to provide a humanistic service and to assume responsibility for his/her development and that of the nursing profession.
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Effective January 31, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 31, 2024. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.