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BSN End-of-Program Objectives

At the completion of the baccalaureate program in nursing the student will:

  1. Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from nursing, natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts in the practice of professional nursing.
  1. Practice professional nursing competently and safely in diverse settings, utilizing caring, critical thinking and therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals, families, aggregates/populations, and communities at any developmental stage and with varied lived health experiences.
  1. Utilize the requisite knowledge, skills and technologies to practice independently and collaboratively with all health professionals as an advanced beginner professional nurse.
  1. Integrate research findings and nursing theory in decision making in professional nursing evidence-based practice.
  1. Apply concepts of leadership, autonomy and management to the practice of professional nursing to enhance quality and safety in health care.
  1. Integrate professional caring into practice decisions that encompass values, ethical, and moral and legal aspects of nursing.
  1. Communicate effectively with clients, peers, and all health care providers.
  1. Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of self and others.
  1. Participate in the advancement of the profession to improve health care for the betterment of the global society.
  1. Accept responsibility and accountability for the effectiveness of one’s own nursing practice and professional growth as a learner, clinician, and leader.



TCNJ is currently accepting applications for the RN-BSN program, but owing to exceptionally high enrollment and retention, the Department of Nursing has no capacity for external transfer students seeking admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for the 2023-2024 academic year. This notice will be updated if capacity allows for applications to be submitted through the Office of Admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year