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At the conclusion of the curriculum, the student will be able to:

  1. Formulate a philosophy of nursing based upon a Reformed Christian worldview.
  2. Analyze the varying health promotion and primary, secondary, and tertiary health protection needs presented by diverse individuals across the lifespan, their families, and their communities including systems that impact health.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of community-based nursing as a method of health care delivery.
  4. Integrate evidence from research into nursing practice.

Competencies and abilities

At the conclusion of the curriculum, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate skills in assessment, critical thinking, clinical judgment, nursing process, and ethical decision-making into the provision of nursing care.
  2. Communicate effectively in partnerships with diverse individuals, families, communities, and collaborative relationships with other health care professionals.
  3. Use informatics, technical skills, and health care technology proficiently in the care of diverse individuals, families, and communities.
  4. Assume the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse including change agent; provider/designer/manager/coordinator of safe, quality care; and member of the profession.


At the conclusion of the curriculum, the student will be able to:

  1. Internalize the core virtues (An Engagement with God’s World: The Core Curriculum of Calvin University) into the practice of Reformed Christian professional nursing.
  2. Formulate a personal plan for ongoing learning for the purpose of lifelong Christian service to the human community within the discipline of nursing.

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