Mission, Goals, Objectives, & Model

Consistent with this objective, and the overall mission of Georgetown University to provide student-centered, excellent professional education in the Jesuit tradition, the School of Nursing & Health Studies has based its baccalaureate and master's program curricula on terminal objectives derived from its mission and core values.

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Baccalaureate Program

The baccalaureate program terminal objectives are derived from the School's mission and core values. The mission of promoting health and well being for all people, with its emphasis on preparing students to be morally reflective health care leaders and scholars, is based in the school's beliefs in:

  • The dignity of human beings
  • The growth-affirming role of society
  • Health as a dynamic entity
  • The complex, caring nature of nursing
  • The individualized, lifelong process of education

These beliefs provide the foundation for each program of study: traditional BSN and second degree BSN. The belief that baccalaureate nursing education prepares professional nurses who have a broad knowledge of nursing science, the humanities, the biological and social sciences, gives rise to a curriculum in which a broad liberal arts education is balanced with the natural and behavioral sciences, as illustrated in the programs of study.

Terminal Objectives

The terminal objectives of the baccalaureate program provide clear statements of expected results, derived directly from the Georgetown Nursing Model, and reflect the school's mission and core values.

The objectives are:

  1. Practice professional nursing within the Jesuit philosophy and the Georgetown University Nursing Practice Model
  2. Demonstrate the use of critical thinking in clinical decision making.
  3. Formulate a personal and professional ethical framework to guide conduct and decision making in professional nursing.
  4. Evaluate, apply and communicate research findings to improve professional practice.
  5. Analyze and evaluate leadership and management theories in nursing practice.
  6. Evaluate the health policy process for the improvement of health care for all.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through continuing education and participation in professional organizations.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to humanitarian service as a component of professional nursing in a culturally diverse society.
  9. Engage in communication and collaboration with members of the health care team.