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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Nursing

Debbie Tavernier, R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D., Director

Professors: Goodwin, Katsma, Tavernier, Martin
Associate Professors: Perea-Ryan, Seacrist, Crayton, Stanley
Assistant Professors: Millar, Brown, Ippolito, Stokman, Johnston
Lecturers: Matthews, Pruitt

Office: Science 1 - 225
Phone: (209) 667-3141
The School of Nursing offers four tracks and one option leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing: 1) the face-to-face RN to BSN track, 2) the traditional Pre-licensure Nursing track, 3) the Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) option, and (4) the Online RN to BSN track.  The RN to BSN track is offered on a part-time or full-time basis on the Turlock campus.  The Online RN to BSN track is designed to meet the needs of working registered nurses.  The traditional Pre-licensure track is offered on a full-time basis (six semesters) on the Turlock campus.  The ASBSN option is designed for the student with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing who has completed all prerequisites; the accelerated option requires students to attend full-time for 18 months versus the traditional pre-licensure track which requires 3 years of full-time study.

Mission of the School of Nursing

The mission of the School of Nursing at Stanislaus State is to improve the health and wellness of diverse populations through the advancement of nursing science, promotion of excellent clinical scholarship and practice, and the development of leadership in the healthcare environment.  The School provides baccalaureate and graduate student-centered learning environments that utilize technological innovation, promote clinical reasoning, and encourage lifelong learning.

Goals of the School of Nursing

The goals of the School of Nursing are to prepare practitioners who will:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement strategies
  • Utlize information from a variety of sources

Toward the achievement of these goals, the following student learning outcomes have been identified:

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree will:

  1. Integrate the knowledge, theories, and methods of a variety of disciplines to inform decision making. (AACN  Essential 1)
  2. Participate in the process of inquiry, analysis, and information literacy to promote quality care and patient safety. (AACN Essential 2)
  3. Apply leadership concepts, abilities, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (AACN Essential 2)
  4. Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care. (AACN Essential 3)
  5. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (AACN Essential 4)
  6. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, state, national, and global healthcare trends. (AACN Essential 5)
  7. Use inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care. (AACN Essential 6)
  8. Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in order to provide comprehensive care to diverse populations. (AACN Essential 7)
  9. Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct. (AACN Essential 8)
  10. Foster professional growth and development through the pursuit of lifelong learning and professional engagement, towards an understanding of the ambiguity and unpredicability of the world and its effect on the healthcare system. (AACN Essentials 8 and 9)
  11. Implement holistic, patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings. (AACN Essential 9)


    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Science