About - Department of Nursing

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Mission of the Department of Nursing

The Mission of the Department of Nursing at Messiah University is to prepare baccalaureate and graduate professional nurses within the context of liberal arts and sciences from a Christian worldview for beginning and advanced professional nursing roles.  The educational process facilitates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to promote professional nursing excellence, interprofessional collaborative practice, and lifelong learning.  The distinctives of a Messiah University nurse include commitment to academic excellence, service to others with insight and creativity, compassion through cultural humility, caring leadership, and reconciliation from a Christian worldview. 

Philosophy of the Department of Nursing

The Philosophy of the Department of Nursing, stated as Foundational Beliefs, is consistent with the Mission, Foundational Values, Undergraduate Learning Outcomes (ULOs), and Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) of Messiah University. Herein are stated the Foundational Beliefs of the faculty of the Department of Nursing. 

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Goals

  1. Prepare professional nurses to engage in interprofessional collaborative practice and provide holistic nursing care to persons, families, and communities.
  2. Provide an environment in which students are encouraged to develop and integrate a dynamic Christian worldview into their personal and professional lives.
  3. Provide an educational foundation for graduate study for students.
  4. Provide student-centered, evidence-based teaching and learning for nursing practice, leadership, service and reconciliation.