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Nursing Mission Philosophy and Outcomes

Nursing Mission
The mission of the William Penn University R.N.–B.S.N. program is to prepare B.S.N. graduates with enhanced leadership skills that are essential to nursing practice in a diverse and ever-changing healthcare environment. Educational preparation is grounded in the nursing program’s outcomes and William Penn’s foundational concepts of leadership, ethical practice, lifelong learning and commitment to service.

Nursing Philosophy
The division of nursing embraces a commitment to The Theory of Human Caring and the Ten Caritas Processes embedded in Dr. Jean Watson’s Theory and William Penn University’s Five Quaker Principles, which provide the registered nurse an opportunity to build on their pre-licensure education and develop complex decision making skills to provide safe and holistic care to self and all communities.

William Penn University RN-BSN Completion Program Baccalaureate Nursing Program Outcomes and Level Competencies

  1. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will provide safe and holistic patient centered care to self, clients, families, communities and global community.
  2. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will effectively work in inter-professional teams.
  3. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will employ evidence-based practice.
  4. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will apply quality improvement.
  5. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will utilize informatics.
  6. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will demonstrate leadership skills.
  7. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will demonstrate health promotion.
  8. The baccalaureate prepared nurse will display professional behaviors. 

Jean Watson Caritas Processes (Integrated within the program outcomes)

  1. Practicing loving-kindness and equanimity within context of caring consciousness. 
  2. Being authentically present and enabling, and sustaining the deep belief system and subjective life world of self and one being cared for. 
  3. Cultivating one’s own spiritual practices and transpersonal self, going beyond ego self. 
  4. Developing and sustaining a helping-trusting, authentic caring relationship. 
  5. Being present to, and supportive of the expression of positive and negative feelings. 
  6. Creatively using self and all ways of knowing as part of the caring process; engaging in artistry of caring-healing practices. 
  7. Engaging in genuine teaching-learning experience that attends to wholeness and meaning, attempting to stay within other’s frame of reference. 
  8. Creating healing environment at all levels, whereby wholeness, beauty, comfort, dignity, and peace are potentiated. 
  9. Assisting with basic needs, with an intentional caring consciousness, administering “human care essentials,” which potentiate alignment of mind-body-spirit, wholeness in all aspects of care. 
  10. Opening and attending to mysterious dimensions of one’s life-death; soul care for self and the one being cared for; “allowing and being open to miracles.”