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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Purpose of the SAU BSN Program

Consistent with SAU’s mission statement, the BSN program supports the university’s liberal arts foundation and dedication to offering students programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi- disciplinary in its general education core. The purpose of the SAU Baccalaureate Nursing Program is to prepare baccalaureate degree Registered nurses to address the national nursing shortage, serve the healthcare needs of the Southern North Carolina region, decrease healthcare disparity among vulnerable populations, and to provide ethical and culturally relevant care to diverse individuals.

Prelicensure BSN Program | RN to BSN Program

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the St Andrews Nursing Program is to educate nursing students to be professional, competent, and caring nurses who can think critically, communicate with compassion, and contribute to positive health outcomes for the people they serve. This will be accomplished by providing a learning community of holism which promotes a partnership among administration, faculty, students, nurses, and community associates.

Nursing Core Values

Caring–  The moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity. Human caring involves values, a will and a commitment to care, knowledge, caring actions, and consequences.
Diversity- recognizing, appreciating, and providing culturally appropriate and congruent care to clients.
Ethics– what is expected in terms of right and correct and wrong or incorrect in terms of behavior.  Guiding ethical principles are justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, accountability, fidelity, autonomy, and veracity.
Excellence– Quality that surpasses ordinary or regular performance; strive to achieve excellent performance in scholarship and performance in all areas with diligence and perseverance.
Holism- treating of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
Inter-collaboration- coordination and communication between all providers involved in a patient’s care.
Integrity-the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness

Our Program Vision is: “Educate, Motivate, and Innovate”. SAU’s BSN program in NC is passionate about providing a foundational nursing education that will motivate its graduates to develop innovative evidenced-based healthcare strategies that will transform the delivery of healthcare services to clients in diverse community and clinical settings.

Vision

Our Program Vision is: “Educate, Motivate, and Innovate”. SAU’s BSN program in NC is passionate about providing a foundational nursing education that will motivate its graduates to develop innovative evidenced-based healthcare strategies that will transform the delivery of healthcare services to clients in diverse community and clinical settings.

Philosophy

The BSN Nursing Program Philosophy is centered in a commitment to health promotion and respect for persons as individuals. We recognize that a holistic perspective in nursing encompasses the mind, body, spirit, social/cultural, emotions, relationships, and environment. The program promotes inter-collaboration among administration, faculty, students, nurses, and community partners. SAU’s BSN program is dedicated to preparing students who will become professional, skilled, caring nurses who develop innovative evidenced-based healthcare strategies that will transform the delivery of healthcare services to clients in diverse community and clinical setting.

Conceptual Framework

The threads woven through the curriculum are Nola J Pender’s Health Promotion Model (HPM) Health promotion is “behavior motivated by the desire to increase well-being and actualize human health potential” (Pender, 2011, p.5). HPM focuses on promoting health  throughout all life stages and includes  primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Primary prevention focus is on providing health education and protection from illness and injury. Secondary prevention focuses on limiting illness and tertiary prevention focuses on the restoration of health or rehabilitation. The tertiary phase may also mean providing support for end-of-life care.

The metaparadigm concepts of nursing are closely linked with the HPM. These concepts are health, person, environment, and learning. Educating students to become critical thinking nurse professionals requires a curriculum that is built on a liberal arts background and that incorporates professional values and core competencies.

Foundation: Sciences & Liberal Arts
Threaded theory: Health Promotion Model and Nursing Metaparadigm
Health a dynamic process, a synthesis of wellness and illness and is defined by the perception of the client across the life span.
Person unique, individual in an open system, continually changing in mutual process with the changing environment
Environment the landscape and geography of human social experience, the setting or context of experience as everyday life and includes variations in space, time and quality.
Learning -a dynamic, self-initiated, lifelong process, that when successful manifests in the ability to change thinking, valuing and behaving
Nurse– change agent functioning to shape the profession and empower clients through caring partnerships and other transactions

North Carolina Board of Nursing Approvals

The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) granted contingency Initial Approval to the baccalaureate nursing program at St. Andrews University at the May 21, 2020 Board Meeting. Confirmation of approval from the University of North Carolina (UNC) System has been received. St. Andrews University is now granted Initial Approval status effective June 4, 2020.

https://www.ncbon.com/education-programs-in-north-carolina-approved-pre-licensure-nursing-programs-baccalaureate-degree

Accreditation

St Andrews University (a branch of Webber international) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, accredited (SACSCOC). Next reaffirmation will take place in 2026 unless otherwise notified. For questions about Webber’s University’s accreditation status, about the Commission’s accreditation process, or about accreditation-related complaint procedures, contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, website www.sacscoc.org