MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY

The Nursing Department Mission

The Department of Nursing as an integral part of Rockford University, holds a mission and philosophy that is consistent with the mission and beliefs of the University. The mission of the Rockford University baccalaureate nursing program is to prepare registered professional nurses to provide quality nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations with diverse health needs. The graduate will attain the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for professional nursing practice by integrating liberal education and professional nursing education.

Department Of Nursing Program Outcomes

Based upon its mission, the goals of the Rockford University nursing program are to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge and skills from nursing and a liberal arts education that includes
    both the sciences and the arts into professional nursing practice.
  2. Prepare graduates to practice as baccalaureate generalist nurses to serve as a provider
    of care and be contributing members of the nursing profession to meet the diverse
    health care needs of a global society.
  3. Facilitate the internalization of the values of the discipline of nursing that include
    altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice.
  4. Prepare graduates as lifelong learners who serve as designers, managers, and
    coordinators of care, and who are members of the profession.

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice; Est. 2008
AACN

  1. Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
  2. Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
  3. Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice
  4. Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
  5. Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
  6. Inter-professional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
  7. Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  8. Professionalism and Professional Values
  9. Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice