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BSN Completion Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Hood College is designed to build upon the basic education of the registered nurse. This course of study builds upon the registered nurse’s previous learning to develop additional skills for the increasing complexity of health care in the 21st century. This is an accomplished by a foundation of liberal arts courses and supplemental nursing education focusing on leadership, research, evidence based practice, critical thinking nursing theory, and communication, among other competencies for professional nursing practice.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Hood College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. You can visit their website at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.


Nursing Department Mission

The Hood College Nursing Department strives to prepare nursing students for reflective, culturally competent nursing practice through the systematic study of the liberal arts and the science of nursing. By promoting the exploration of innovative practices, the incorporation of technology and research, and the pursuit of knowledge, we inspire our nursing students to advocate for the improved health of the individuals and families that make up the diverse global community.

Objectives:

  • Promote the integration of nursing science, humanities, and behavioral and physical sciences as a basis for nursing practice including clinical reasoning, critical thinking and judgment
  • Prepare professional nurses that utilize the nursing process to provide safe, competent nursing care to culturally diverse clients across the lifespan
  • Enhance leadership skills for professional nurses through
    • Participation as a collaborative member of the health care team and coordinator of care
    • Evaluation of information technologies and communication strategies to engage partnerships among clients, colleagues, and the health care team
    • Cultivation of professional development by promoting student engagement in:
    • Social, political and professional activities
    • Life-long learning for informed nursing practice
    • An ethical value system for reflective nursing practice
    • Fostering the use of knowledge and research to improved health outcomes using clinical decision-making, evidenced-based practice, and evaluative nursing practice

Student Outcomes:

    • Integrate nursing science, humanities, and behavioral and physical sciences as a basis for nursing practice including clinical reasoning, critical thinking and judgment
    • Utilize the nursing process to provide safe, competent nursing care to culturally diverse clients across the lifespan
    • Advance concepts of health promotion and disease prevention through the provision of health care and education
    • Utilize leadership skills
    • Participate as a collaborative member of the health care team and coordinator of care
    • Implement information technologies and communication strategies to promote collaboration among clients, colleagues, and the health care team.
  • Cultivate professional development by engaging in:
    • Social, political and professional activities
    • Life-long learning for informed nursing practice
    • An ethical value system for reflective nursing practice
  • Use of knowledge and research to improve health