Dec 03, 2023  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Nursing

Margaret Hodge, R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D., Chair

Professors: Hodge, Katsma
Associate Professor:  Keswick, Tavernier
Assistant Professors: Adams, Alcala-Van Houten, Aleman, Crayton, Marek, Martin, C., Perea-Ryan, Pingenot
Lecturers:  Brown, Craven, Johnston

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 260
Phone: (209) 667-3141

Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track / Pre-licensure Track 
Master of Science in Nursing 

The Department of Nursing offers the BSN program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Pre-licensure track is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. The department is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Mission of the Department of Nursing

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate-level registered nurses for the broad scope of professional nursing practice. The Department of Nursing is committed to creating a learning environment which encourages faculty, staff, and students in the department to realize their potential, to appreciate and contribute to the health and enrichment of diverse communities, to promote a caring attitude, to be leaders in their communities, and to develop a passion for lifelong learning.

Goal Statement of the Department of Nursing

To facilitate this mission, we promote academic excellence in the teaching and scholarly activities of our faculty, encourage personalized student learning, foster interactions and partnerships with our surrounding health care agencies, and provide opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and professional development of the nursing community.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree:

  • Integrates knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences in making nursing judgments.
  • Demonstrates professional values, which derive from the core value of caring: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
  • Uses critical thinking as an integral part of all decision making.
  • Demonstrates competent verbal, nonverbal, written, and technological communication in interdisciplinary settings.
  • Performs accurate and comprehensive client assessments regarding health status that include the following: data collection, diagnoses, plan, interventions, and evaluation.
  • Performs technical skills competently using healthcare technologies in nursing care situations.
  • Utilizes knowledge of health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention, illness and disease management, and information and health care technologies as required in nursing interventions in varying health care situations.
  • Practices within an ethical decision-making framework and follows legal guidelines.
  • Modifies nursing interventions respecting culture-specific values, beliefs, and lifestyles of diverse populations.
  • Appreciates the uniqueness and diversity of local, regional, and global environments that affect health care.
  • Understands health care systems and policy, along with legal and regulatory processes, that impact nursing and health care delivery.
  • Performs as a provider of care by using theoretical and research-based knowledge, and when developing partnerships with clients and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Performs as a designer/manager/coordinator of care through leading, collaborating, delegating, negotiating, coordinating, and evaluating within interdisciplinary systems.
  • Performs as a member of the nursing profession through lifelong learning, professional behavior, and advancement of the profession.