Nursing

Nursing

The best nurses are patient, organized, compassionate and find fulfillment in helping other people. They need to think on their feet and pay close attention to detail in environments that are often fast-paced. By pursuing a career in nursing, you’ll be on the way to a rewarding future full of personal growth, and you’ll have plenty of career options once you’ve earned your degree.

About Our Program

The BSN program mission is to advance the health of multicultural families and communities in rural environments through excellence in nursing education, service, practice and community based research.

The Heritage University Department of Nursing embraces the three key values of the University: “Honoring each person’s human dignity and potential; seeking intellectual growth and challenges; and celebrating the shared spiritual roots of all humankind.” The Nursing Department also endorses the core values of caring, connectivism, autonomy, integrity, and social justice.

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What Could You Do?

The Heritage BSN degree prepares the graduate to function competently as:

                       

  1. Provider of Care
    • The Heritage professional nurse is prepared to provide leadership and assume accountability in the design, delivery and evaluation of safe, holistic nursing care.
    • The Heritage professional nurse plans, implements, and evaluates nursing intervention from an ecological perspective for the individual, family, and community as the units of care.
    • The Heritage professional nurse practices the art of nursing by integrating aesthetic knowing in nursing care.
  1. Scholar
    • The Heritage professional nurse approaches nursing with a spirit of inquiry for application of nursing theories that explain & predict the outcomes of care.
    • The Heritage professional nurse explains how knowledge of the physical world and scientific methodology contribute to understanding the complexity of nursing care in the treatment of human response.
    • The Heritage professional nurse explains how nursing’s fundamental patterns of knowing –ethical, aesthetic, personal, empirical & emancipatory –contribute to understanding the complexity of nursing care in the treatment of human response.
  1. Leader and Collaborator
    • The Heritage professional nurse utilizes effective written and oral communication and professional behaviors to foster shared decision-making and accountability among team members to optimize outcomes of care.
    • The Heritage professional nurse integrates technological and mathematical knowledge to create a culture of quality and safety to prevent systems errors.
  1. Member of the Profession
    • The Heritage professional nurse embodies professional values and responsibilities defined by the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (ANA, 2015), Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015), Nursing’s Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession (ANA, 2010).
    • The Heritage professional nurse assumes accountability for maintaining professional practice through self-reflection; and demonstrates continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning.
    • The Heritage professional nurse demonstrates courage and resilience from practicing self-care as requisite for creating a culture of safe and effective nursing care.
  1. Advocate
    • The Heritage professional nurse participates in the policy processes impacting the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.
    • The Heritage professional nurse works to increase access to care, especially for vulnerable populations, and to overcome social determinants of health.
    • The Heritage professional nurse works to overcome barriers to the provision of culturally inclusive nursing care.
    • The Heritage professional nurse expresses passion for sustainability and justice.

Degree Offerings

Nursing Department

Bachelor of Science Degree, B.S.N.

Nursing

Program Faculty

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Teresa Julian

Associate Professor

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Daniel Mick

Assistant Professor

Christina-Nyirati

Christina Nyirati

Professor and Chair, Dept of Nursing/Director of Nursing Program

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Linda Rossow

Assistant Professor

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Melissa Sanchez

Administrative Coordinator

Anita shoup

Anita Shoup

Assistant Professor

Joel Thome

Joel Thome

Associate Professor Arts & Science