Four Year Plan
Nursing, Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan
Nursing, Bachelor of Science
Nursing Mission Statement and Vision
The mission statement of the Nursing Program, written in concert with the mission statement of Southeastern University, is as follows:
Equipping students to serve Christ and the world as competent professional nurses through Spirit-empowered ethical practice informed by critical thinking, life-long learning, and leadership.
The vision of the Nursing Program, also developed to reflect the vision of the University, is described below:
The Southeastern University Nursing Program will offer a professional education program that prepares students to provide excellent nursing care to individuals, families, and communities through the integration of faith, learning, and service.
Faculty will provide a Christ-centered, student–focused learning community that encourages students to grow in their role as professional nurses.
Students will gain an educational foundation that allows them to provide safe, evidence-based and culturally competent care for all patients, with special emphasis on the underserved. They will use clinical judgment to integrate evolving technology and research findings into caring interventions that improve patients’ health and support the sick and dying, their families and communities.
Students will commit to life-long learning, rigorous scholarship, leadership and collaborative interprofessional practice as a means of serving their communities.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students completing Southeastern’s Nursing Program will be able to:
1. Use liberal studies concepts, effective oral and written communication and Christian values to inform nursing practice, education and scholarship.
2. Integrate basic organizational and system leadership skills to develop, implement, and evaluate safe and effective nursing care for individuals, groups, populations, and communities.
3. Apply the nursing process to provide safe and effective nursing care, consistent with current scientific evidence and appropriate clinical judgment to individuals, groups, populations, and communities.
4. Integrate clinical prevention, patient safety and principles of continuous quality improvement into nursing care of individuals, groups, populations, and communities.
5. Implement strategies to reduce barriers and facilitate successful transition of patients through various levels of care.
6. Demonstrate beginning competence in information management and the use of patient care technology to insure safe and effective nursing care for individuals, groups and communities.
7. Integrate therapeutic communication in formal and informal interaction with patients, families, groups, and colleagues as part of the delivery of nursing care.
8. Integrate the roles of provider of care; designer/manager/coordinator of care; and member of the profession into individual practice.
9. Demonstrate beginning competence in interprofessional communication and collaboration to improve patient outcomes.
10. Integrate ethical and legal principles, including health care regulation and professional nursing values and standards, into one’s nursing practice.
11. Actively pursue life-long learning to enhance one’s development as a professional nurse.
12. Contribute to the development, utilization, and/or evaluation of health care policy, considering the human and financial consequences of the policy.
These Student Learning Outcomes are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (2008) and directed the development of the course of study for both the RN to BSN Program and the Pre-licensure BSN Program.
Professional Standards of Conduct
Students in the health professions are held to standards of conduct that both differ and exceed those usually expected of college students. Nursing students are required to demonstrate clinical competency in the care of patients, adhere to the standards in the Florida Nurse Practice Act, and to follow the tenets of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses. Civility is expected at all times when the student interacts with peers, faculty, patients, visitors and staff.
Students will identify themselves by wearing a Southeastern University name tag when they are in a clinical setting. All students are expected to be neatly groomed and wear clean clothing that is in good repair when representing SEU.
Grievance procedure is as follows: Student must follow the policy for filing grievance according to the Academic Catalog.
Failure to follow the guidelines listed under the Professional Standards of Conduct may result in disciplinary action that could result in a verbal warning, probation, suspension or expulsion from the Nursing Program at Southeastern University. If the disciplinary action results in dismissal from a clinical experience, it will count as an absence.