The Mission of the University of Dubuque Nursing Program:
To educate nurses to provide the highest quality of care within the context of the diverse, dynamic, and challenging health care environments of the 21st century.
The Program/Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the University of Dubuque Nursing Program, graduates will:
- Deliver patient-centered care that is ethical, safe, effective, efficient, timely, and equitable, using systematic assessment and critical analysis of the care situation and application of the best evidence, best practices, available technology, cultural considerations, and ethical tenets.
- Promote health care teamwork to affect the highest quality patient-centered care through the use of communication, relationship-building, quality improvement, management, and leadership skills.
- Optimize patient, family, and population health and self-care ability in a variety of health care settings by constantly seeking to identify, develop, implement, and maintain best health practices with other health care team members.
- Identify, analyze, and maximize personal and professional opportunities for growth.
- Participate in political, regulatory, and health care organizational processes to promote improvements in health care delivery systems and practices.
- Graduates will attain licensure as a Registered Nurse
The Goals of the University of Dubuque Nursing Program
The goals of the Nursing Program are to provide the foundational knowledge base, environments, and experiences to ensure that students will be prepare to:
- Utilize systematic assessment and critical analysis of the care situation, the technology available, best evidence, best practices, cultural considerations, and ethical tenants to deliver patient-centered care that is ethical, safe, effective, efficient, timely, and equitable.
- Employ communication, relationship-building, quality improvement, management, and leadership skills to promote health care teamwork to affect the highest quality, patient-centered care.
- Constantly seek to identify, develop, implement, and maintain best health care practices with other health care team members to optimize patient health.
- Develop self-analysis and lifelong learning skills to identify and maximize personal and professional opportunities for growth.
- Improve the quality of health care delivery through participation in political, regulatory, and organizational processes.
UD Nursing Professional Licensure Disclosure
The BSN program at the University of Dubuque prepares students to sit for the national NCLEX-RN examination for licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN). To the best of our knowledge, the educational requirements for UD’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing essentially meet the same foundational academic conditions for licensure in all 50 states. Some states have specified requirements beyond these basic academic conditions for licensure. The NCLEX-RN is a national exam so you can be licensed in all 50 states, but each state may have specific additional requirements before issuing a license; examples of these are: 7 clock hours of AIDS training before issuing a license (Washington), Child Abuse Reporting and Infection Control training (New York), passage of a Nursing Jurisprudence Exam (Texas), etc. Prospective nursing students are encouraged to explore the licensure requirements of states in which they might be interested in pursuing licensure after graduation.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Dubuque is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Dubuque is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.