The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum in the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University integrates knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and the discipline of nursing. The program emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge, as well as the clinical judgment that distinguishes the practice of a professional nurse.
B.S.N. program outcomes
- Provide holistic, caring and culturally sensitive nursing care for communities, groups and individuals.
- Develop community health partnerships with clients and other health providers in order to shape health policy, promote health and prevent disease.
- Analyze and apply nursing research and scholarly inquiry to inform professional practice.
- Accept responsibility and accountability for behavior consistent with the profession's code of ethics and standards of professional practice.
- Employ critical thinking to guide professional practice.
- Utilize effective human and technological communication in professional practice in order to enhance the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families and communities.
After earning a B.S.N. degree, graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, the licensing exam that allows one to practice as a registered nurse.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs are tailored for two populations:
- The traditional B.S.N. program is for students going to college for the first time or coming to the WMU Bronson School of Nursing from another academic major program, college or university.
- The R.N.-B.S.N. program is for students who have graduated from an associate or diploma program and will have their R.N. license no later than three months after entering the program.
Health informatics and information management program
Health informatics and information management is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide balanced education in the health sciences, health care informatics, information technology and management. The program prepares students to manage the acquisition, storage and retrieval of health information. Health informatics and information management majors are specialists in managing electronic medical records, design health information systems and lead value added activities for health administration.