School of Nursing

Mission

The School of Nursing at Platt College prepares employment-ready graduates for diverse professional nursing practice while promoting personal and professional integrity and utilization of evidence to provide competent, safe, high quality, effective care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

Vision

Faculty at the School of Nursing at Platt College seek to instill in each nursing student a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever changing societal healthcare needs by encouraging life-long learning and a passion for professional nursing practice.

Core Values

The School of Nursing at Platt College places value on:

Diversity

The School of Nursing embraces diversity in cultural backgrounds, personal characteristics and recognizing the free expression of ideas, opinions, and differences in people, and respects the rights of students, faculty, and staff.

Excellence in the Learning Process

The School of Nursing values the role that faculty play in individualizing instruction, encouraging critical thinking, stimulating creativity, in providing high-quality, student-centered, academic instruction, and information literacy.

Ethics and Integrity

The School of Nursing promotes a strong work ethic and places fairness, objectivity, transparency, and accountability as basis for its policies and procedures in all aspects of The School of Nursing.

Personal Development

The School of Nursing is committed to intellectual and personal growth of students, faculty, and staff. Personal development changes how we think of ourselves and perceive the world around us.

Community

The School of Nursing is a caring community of students, faculty, staff, and administration who work collaboratively to foster leadership and development of others. We endeavor to provide baccalaureate-educated, employment-ready, culturally humble graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of a global community

Program Outcomes and Competencies

Upon completion of the nursing program, the Baccalaureate Generalist nurse graduating from The School of Nursing at Platt College will prepared to function as a:

1. Provider of Care

The graduate from the School of Nursing at Platt College will be prepared to assume accountability for the delivery of safe, holistic, patient-centered care based on evidence for diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and populations in a variety of settings through use of the nursing process to prevent illness and injury and promote, restore, maintain health and optimal functioning across the lifespan. The baccalaureate generalist graduate will also use their skills as patient advocates and educators to ensure the development of collaborative plans of care that are individualized and reflective of the patient's values and culture.

2. Leader/Manager

The graduate from The School of Nursing at Platt College will work collaboratively to manage care transitions by coordinating care of diverse individuals, families, groups, or populations through effective use of scientific advances, technology, resources, information, and information systems. The baccalaureate generalist nurse will also use their skills to delegated tasks to other healthcare personnel and supervise and evaluate the performance of these personnel within complex and evolving healthcare systems. The graduate will bring a unique blend of caring, judgment, skills and knowledge to the health care team while promoting the personal and professional growth and development of those within their charge.

3. Member of the Profession

The graduate from The School of Nursing at Platt College will demonstrate the professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice and participate in the policy processes impacting individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. The graduate will also assume accountability for maintaining their professional practice and the image of nursing through the demonstration of continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning.

Other Consumer Indices are also tracked as outcomes of the BSN program and include:

  • First-time NCLEX Pass Rates

  • Program Completion Rates

  • Graduate Satifaction

  • Graduate Employment Rates

Competencies

Achievement of the Program Outcomes for The School of Nursing at Platt College will be measured using the following five competencies (student learning outcomes) based upon the national standards of The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2008) and the Pre-Licensure knowledge, skills, and attitudes delineated by Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

  1. Nursing Process

    • 1.1 Assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care collaboratively with diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
    • 1.2 Provide nursing care in a variety of settings with a focus on the prevention of illness and injury and promotion, restoration, maintenance of health and optimal functioning across the lifespan.
    • 1.3 Apply, analyze, and synthesize knowledge, skills, and attitudes from liberal arts education as the basis for safe, holistic professional nursing practice
  2. Nursing Informatics

    • 2.1 Demonstrate skill in the use of patient care technology, resources, information, and information systems to communicate and collaboratively manage and deliver safe, effective patient care.
    • 2.2 Uphold ethical standards related to data security, regulatory requirements, and confidentiality for a diverse patient population.
    • 2.3 Evaluate and utilize data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform and improve the delivery of care.
  3. Professional Standards

    • 3.1 Demonstrates quality by documenting the application of the nursing process in a responsible, accountable and ethical manner.
    • 3.2 Participates in and uses the results of quality improvement (QI) activities to initiate changes in nursing practice and within various healthcare delivery systems.
    • 3.3 Seeks learning experiences that develop clinical and nursing skills and knowledge.
    • 3.4 Demonstrates professional judgment and critical thinking in the delivery of health care guided by best evidence.
    • 3.5 Contributes to a health and supportive learning and care environments.
    • 3.6 Demonstrates the ability to form and maintain a therapeutic and professional patient-student nurse relationship.
  4. Evidence-Based Practice

    • 4.1 Integrate best current evidence with emerging clinical knowledge while working collaboratively with the patient and/or family for the delivery of care based on best evidence.
    • 4.2 Utilizes reliable sources for locating evidence reports and clinical practice guidelines to support high quality, cost-effective care delivery.
    • 4.3 Values the need for continuous improvement in clinical practice based on new knowledge.
    • 4.4 Evaluates nursing research to inform practice.
    • 4.5 Identifies researchable clinical problems.
  5. Interprofessional Communication & Collaboration

    • 5.1 Function effectively within nursing and diverse interprofessional teams, demonstrating open communication, mutual respect, with an evolving ability to participate in decision-making to achieve safe, effective care delivery.
    • 5.2 Model the professional nursing role within the interdisciplinary healthcare team
    • 5.3 Collaborate in creating a documented plan of care, focused on outcomes and decisions related to care and delivery of services, that is reflective of communication with diverse patients, families, and others.

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