Oct 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Nursing

Mary Jo Stanley, Ph.D., R.N., CNS, CNE., Director

Professors: Katsma, Martin, Seacrist, Stanley, Tavernier
Associate Professors: Crayton, Ippolito, Perea-Ryan, Roper
Assistant Professors: Brown, Gleason, Matthew, Millar, Peltier, Stokman, Tiscareno
Lecturers: Adams, Merriam, 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) traditional pre-licensure, 2) RN to BSN track, 3) the LVN to BSN track, and 4) Accelerated Second-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing, for student with a prior bachelor’s degree.  The traditional Pre-licensure track is offered on a full-time basis (six semesters) on the Turlock campus.  The RN to BSN track is designed to advance the associate degree RN to the next level in the profession, preparing the graduate BSN nurse for professional leadership roles. The RN to BSN program is offered on a full or part time basis.  Students applying to the RN to BSN program must select one of the two delivery options: face-to-face at the Turlock campus or online.  RN to BSN students who apply and are admitted to the on-campus track will be blended with an existing cohort in the Prelicensure program and be required to attend classes in a traditional classroom setting. RN to BSN students are admitted to the face-to-face program on a space available basis. Applicants who apply and are accepted into the online RN to BSN program will take classes in 8-week blocks fully online.  The LVN-BSN track allows a nursing professional to obtain their BSN I order to advance their career prospects. Applicants for the LVN-BSN track are evaluated on an individual basis as space allows. LVN-BSN students who are accepted are admitted to an existing cohort in the Prelicensure program. LVN students are admitted on a space available basis. 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 17 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
  • Utilize 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 unpredictability 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)


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    Master of Science