The Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing is approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), from which we recently earned a ten-year reaccreditation (2010-2020). Being accredited means that verifiable steps have been taken by the school to assure that you receive a quality education. Graduating from an accredited school of nursing means that your credits should transfer more easily if you should choose to pursue another degree and potential employers will have confidence that you received a quality education.
All faculty in the School of Nursing have at least a master's degree-approximately 25% have doctorate degrees, and another 25% are actively pursuing doctorates. Several have specialty certifications.
B.S.N. Program Learning Outcomes
The IU Kokomo B.S.N. graduate will meet program learning outcomes and embody them in their professional practice as a nurse who is:
- a critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual engagement and uses evidence as a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making.
- a culturally sensitive individual who provides holistic individual, family, community, and population-centered nursing care.
- a knowledgeable care coordinator who facilitates access to resources across the continuum of healthcare environments in order to meet the evolving health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
- an individual who understands and considers the impact of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments on care delivery.
- an individual who embodies the professional identity of the nurse and who translates the inherent values of the nursing profession into the ethical and legal practice of nursing.
- an effective communicator who collaborates with interprofessional team members, patients, and their support systems for improved health outcomes.
- a competent care provider who is prepared to practice to the full capacity of the professional nurse role in diverse healthcare environments.
- an accountable leader and manager who applies principles of systems and organizational processes and who balances resources to promote quality care and patient safety.
- an individual who embraces and employs innovations in information management and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
For complaints regarding the B.S.N. program please contact either the Commission on Collegiate Education (CCNE) and/or the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
The Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing graduate program M.S.N. administration and education tracks were accredited by A.C.E.N. in 2014. In fall 2018 the program will seek reaccreditation of the administration and education tracks and initial accreditation for the family nurse practitioner (F.N.P.) track.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (A.C.E.N.)
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M.S.N. Program Learning Outcomes
The IU Kokomo M.S.N. graduate will meet program learning outcomes and embody them in their professional practice as a nurse who will:
- model excellence in nursing leadership to improve nursing practice within a complex healthcare system.
- conduct advanced nursing practice within ethical-legal guidelines, professional policies and regulations, and standards of practice associated with a specialty area of practice.
- synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as biological, behavioral, social, administrative, educational, and communication sciences for application to a chosen domain of advanced practice nursing.
- demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies critical, creative, and systems thinking to advance the practice of nursing.
- frame problems, design interventions, specify outcomes and measure achievement of outcomes while balancing human, fiscal, and material resources.
- use information technology and knowledge-based resources to manage transform data that inform clinical practice.
- systematically apply evidence from research findings to answer clinical questions, solve clinical problems and develop innovative nursing interventions and health policies for selected patient populations.
- demonstrate the collaborative practice and interpret nursing science within an interdisciplinary context.
- articulate the effects of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health services.
- engage in lifelong learning activities that contribute to professional nursing development as well as to the advancement of nursing.