May 11, 2021  
SCPS College Catalog 2020-2021 
SCPS College Catalog 2020-2021

Nursing (B.S.N.)

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare the student for professional practice. Graduates of the BSN program are expected to perform according to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Practice, the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the ANA Code of Ethics, and the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act.  

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Demonstrate effective communication and leadership strategies with the patient and interprofessional team to ensure safe, holistic, quality care to patients, families, and across the community. 
  • Execute a culturally congruent plan of care that is patient-centered and invokes optimal health promotion and prevention behaviors across the lifespan  
  • Apply the knowledge from the liberal arts curriculum to inform nursing practice. 
  • Assimilate professional code of conduct, nursing standards, and ethical principles, and to foster sound clinical judgment and decision making. 
  • To converge research and evidence-based practices into the nursing process in promoting optimal health of individuals, families and communities. 
  • Pursue a passion for lifelong learning and purposeful work to enhance nursing practice. 
  • Nurture caring and collaborative relationships with patients and families, the healthcare team, and community that promote positive patient outcomes. 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Elizabethtown College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, phone 202-887-6791, fax 202-87-8476. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


Admissions information specific to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (B.S.N.) can be found in the Admissions to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies  of the online catalog. 

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