Nursing Program Outcomes

Department of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes: Based upon its mission, the goals of the Rockford University nursing program are to:

  1. Provide safe and effective care across the lifespan to culturally diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities (patient-centered care and safety)
  2. Incorporate clinical judgment, nursing theory, knowledge from other disciplines, and best current evidence as the basis of practice (critical thinking/clinical judgment, evidence-based practice)
  3. Utilize information technology and effective communication to collaborate with the healthcare team and provide care to clients (communication, informatics)
  4. Demonstrate accountability and leadership for nursing practice decisions, with a commitment to nursing core values, professional growth, and life-long learning (leadership, professionalism).


Nursing Department
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5166

Sarah Urban, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Department Chair of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing
815 226-4126