Nursing Department Goals and Outcomes

  1. INQUIRY: WE CULTIVATE A VIBRANT ENVIRONMENT OF INQUIRY WHERE OUR COMMUNITY OF NURSE-SCHOLAR STUDENTS AND FACULTY THRIVE.
    • We create and maintain a support a learner-centered culture.
    • We procure and care for our resources.
    • We recruit and retain a student body capable of withstanding the academic rigors of the BSN program, and promote progression toward the BSN.
    • We recruit and retain outstanding staff and faculty.
    • We define student and faculty success and create measurable goals to attain it.
    • We provide faculty access to professional development.
    • We promote positive interactions among faculty, students and staff to increase engagement and success.
    • We use best practices in technology to optimize strategies for instruction.
    • We engage in a university ethos of liberal education to nurture understanding of the human response.
    • We promote active service to the University through participation on Committees and Department of Nursing projects, and other activities.
  2. EQUITY: WE PREPARE AN EFFECTIVE MULTICULTURAL NURSING WORKFORCE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN WHICH WE EXIST.
    • We recruit, retain and graduate students reflective of our diverse communities.
    • We seek and hire faculty and staff who resonate with the diverse backgrounds of our students.
    • We ensure equitable access to robust learning resources, excellent teachers and leading-edge clinical learning opportunities.
    • We foster a diverse and inclusive learning ethos, where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, experience, talents, capabilities and ways of living are welcomed and leveraged for understanding the human response.
  3. FAMILY & COMMUNITY: WE FORM COLLABORATIONS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND RESILIENCE IN FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY.
    • We are deliberate in integrating family and community knowledge in the curriculum.
    • We support nursing practice inquiry with emphasis on advancing family and community health and healing.
    • We participate with the community to discover and take action to reduce health inequities and improve health outcome.
    • We seek community- and family-focused clinical practice experiences.
    • We respect the traditions, laws, history of the Yakama people, on whose land we reside; and we demonstrate gratitude by being thoughtful in our partnerships and our use of resources.
    • We honor and care for the families and community that raise and continue to nurture our faculty, students and staff.
  4. EDUCATION: WE PREPARE PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) NURSES FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE NURSING PRACTICE AND FOR LIFELONG DEVELOPMENT.
    • We prepare BSN students who are able to obtain Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
    • We nurture a strong Heritage Nursing identity by socializing students to the unique value and learning outcomes in the BSN program.
    • We engage our students and faculty in collaborative, inter-professional education (IPE) with students and faculty from other health professions.
    • We provide our students with a strong foundation for graduate education.
    • Our faculty maintain currency in professional clinical development to better serve our students.
    • We maintain academic excellence with student input and evaluation.

Contact Us

Nursing Program
Melissa Sanchez
Phone: (509) 865-8551
Email:
Sanchez_M1@heritage.edu