Mission and Goals

Mission of the School of Nursing

The mission of the School of Nursing at Stanislaus State is to improve the health and wellness of diverse populations through the advancement of nursing science, promotion of excellent clinical scholarship and practice, and the development of leadership in the healthcare environment. The School provides baccalaureate and graduate student-centered learning environments that utilize technological innovation, promote clinical reasoning, and encourage lifelong learning.

Goal Statement of the School of Nursing

To facilitate this mission, we promote academic excellence in the teaching and scholarly activities of our faculty, encourage personalized student learning, foster interactions and partnerships with our surrounding health care agencies, and provide opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and professional development of the nursing community.

Goals of the School of Nursing

The goals of the School of Nursing are to prepare practitioners who will:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement
  • Utlize information from a variety of sources

Toward the achievement of these goals, the following student learning outcomes have been identified:

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree will:

  1. Integrate the knowledge, theories, and methods of a variety of disciplines to inform decision making.
  2. Participate in the process of inquiry, analysis, and information literacy to promote quality care and patient safety.
  3. Apply leadership concepts, abilities, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
  4. Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.
  5. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, state, national, and global healthcare trends.
  7. Use inter- and intraprofessional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care.
  8. Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in order to provide comprehensive care to diverse populations.
  9. Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
  10. Foster professional growth and development through the pursuit of lifelong learning and professional engagement, towards an understanding of the ambiguity and unpredicability of the world and its effect on the healthcare system.
  11. Implement holistic, patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings.